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Audi RS7: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Mon, 14 Jan 2013

The new Audi RS7 has been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show complete with the 552bhp 4.0 litre V8 from the new Audi RS6 Avant.

With the same 552bhp 4.0 litre V8 the new RS6 Avant gets, the 2013 RS7  has permanent 4WD and can get to 62mph in the same blistering time as the RS6 Avant – 3.9 seconds – and on to a top speed of 155mph. That is unless you specify the Dynamic or Dynamic Plus package and then the RS7 can hit either 174mph or 189mph.

The new RS7 gets all the toys it needs to deliver its power – and keep it on the road – including torque vectoring for the quattro drivetrain, a self-locking centre diff, adaptive air suspension (which can lower the RS7 by 20mm) and three way adjustable dampers, with carbon ceramic brakes an option housed behind 20″ seven-spoke alloys.

The usual RS adornments abound with a subtle (by most standards) body kit, big elliptical tail pipes and an optional carbon fibre pack. Inside comes with a flat-bottomed steering wheel, carbon fibre bits and new instrument panel graphics.

The new Audi RS7 is aimed at a US market that won’t be able to buy the new RS6 Avant, but that doesn’t mean the UK won’t be getting the RS7 – it will.

The new Audi RS7 will arrive in the UK in the summer, and you can expect prices to start the wrong side of £80k.

By Cars UK