The wolf in a sheep’s clothing. While that may not be the most accurate definition of the 2015 RS7 Sportback facelift, it surely is the epitome of understated looks with some overwhelming presence and Audi has launched it in the country priced at Rs. 1.40 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi and Mumbai). A mammoth of a V8 engine coupled with the striking coupe roofline, the 2015 Audi RS7 facelift gets new cosmetic updates along with a host of new tech that now makes this five-seater coupe more performance friendly but efficient as well. Read on to get a load of the changes.
The 2015 RS7 Sportback facelift comes with comprehensive upgrades including the sharp new front fascia that is seen on all the modern day Audis. The car gets a new 6-point single-frame front grille with honeycomb mesh that is typical to the RS models and extends up to the bumper which now gets even bigger air intakes for better power delivery. Updates also include the new T-shaped LED lights that look striking, while the RS7 has also been updated with the Matrix LED headlights available as optional. The side profile gets minimal changes retaining the beautifully done coupe profile, whereas the rear gets new tail light inlays and LED turn indicators.
Step inside the cabin, and Audi has retained the existing layout with minor changes for an appealing look on the 2015 RS7 Sportback. You get to see a redesigned instrument cluster, air-con controls, Quattro emblem on the instrument panel and new gearshift paddles. While the splendid music is transferred across the cabin via the Bang and Olufsen sound system, the infotainment system has been updated with several new upgrades comprising the new heads-up display unit, updated MMI Navigation Plus and the MMI Touchpad controller.
Moving under the hood, the 2015 Audi RS7 uses the same 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out a staggering 560 HP of power and a mind boggling 700 Nm of torque. The Quattro system sends power to all four wheels via the 8-speed Tip-tronic automatic transmission. The most significant change to the engine comes with the improved cylinder deactivation that offers enhancement in fuel efficiency, but only by a slight margin. Talking about the atrocious performance figures on this beast, the Audi RS7 facelift is capable of doing the 0-100 kmph run in just 3.9 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph. You can hit a top whack of 305 kmph with the option pack added.
Audi is offering the 2015 RS7, which comes with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, but customers can also ask for the 21-inch cast aluminium wheels that are available as optional and will help you make that statement much better, in case someone missed the four-door coupe with its exhilarating exhaust sound track. The Ingolstadt giant is offering the new RS7 in four new metallic color options including Floret Silver, Glacier White, Mythos Black and Sepang Blue. Unadulterated pleasure? You bet!