If the Audi A7 isn’t fast enough, and the Audi S7 isn’t luxurious enough, there’s always the RS7. Audi knows their customers, and the company makes sure that the top-of-the-line R trim gets a lot of special attention. Autobytel’s Road Test Editor Aaron Gold drove a 2014 Audi RS7 to evaluate the car as well as its $105,000 price tag. The 2014 RS7 is powered by a 4-liter twin turbo V8 that produces 560 horsepower, making the car capable of a 3.7-second 0-60 sprint. Despite all that power, though, the RS7 delivers respectable fuel economy of 16 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway, due to a cylinder deactivation system that turns off part of the engine when it’s not needed. The driving experience isn’t all about power, though. There’s a torque vectoring rear differential and adaptive air ride suspension. The raked rear pillar of the sportback-style sedan means the backseat passengers have to sacrifice a little bit of head space, although it makes more room for cargo in the trunk. Not only does the 2014 Audi RS7 deliver 140 more horsepower than the Audi S7 and a top speed of 190, it’s decked out with exclusive embroidered seats, unique interior trim options, and RS7-specific badging.
2014 Audi RS7 Test Drive Video Review