Audi RS7 Sportback 4 4L V8 TFSI Quattro 2021 Review

We drive the stunning Audi RS7 Quattro

Audi builds some beautiful cars, none more so than the RS7 Sportback Quattro. They take what is perhaps one of the most visually appealing models and add the potent 4.4L V8 TFSI engine that transforms it into a howling beast.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback.The RS7 is fast with a 0-100 time of 3.6 seconds, will hit a touch over 300kmh and is relatively economical. But that doesn’t do it justice.

This is perhaps the personification of the refined high performance sport car that you would be happy to drive from Sydney to Cairns and back again simply for the pure delight of the drive.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback.

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Yes it’s full of comfort and luxury features as well as the full suite of safety functions as you would expect, but the essence of the RS7 is its ability to cocoon its passengers in luxury while hiding its true sporty nature.

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback.

Driving the RS7 you experience the pure elegance of the complete design. It’s not brutal or screams look at me like some other EUROPEAN top spec sports saloons, yet it is every bit as fast and in many ways more refined.

Priced from $224,000 plus the usual costs it’s the perfect balance between true sports car performance and everyday practicality

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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback.

What’s good?

  • Simply beautiful design
  • Engine and driving dynamics obviously
  • Interior comfort and ambience

What’s not?

  • No full size spare tyre
  • Massage seats are an option
  • I had to give it back to Audi

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2020 Audi RS7 Sportback.

Model   

Audi RS7 Sportback Quattro

Model Price From $224,000 MLP*
Engine 4.4L V8 TFSI Petrol
Drivetrain Quattro AWD 8 Speed Sports AT
Power 441 kW at 6,000rpm
Torque 800Nm @ 2,050-4,500 rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 276 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 11.6 L/100km / 51L
0-100kmh/Top Speed 3.6 secs / 305kmh (optional)
Servicing 12 Months / 30,000 km
Warranty 3yr/ Unlimited km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options. 2020 Audi RS7 Sportback.

Overall Rating    

94/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 10
Equipment 9
Performance 10
Ride and Handling 10
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Design / Style 10
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Comfort - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Performance - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Ride and Handling - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Design / Style - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Technology / connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
9.4/10

Summary

Driving the RS7 you experience the pure elegance of the complete design. It’s not brutal or screams look at me like some other EUROPEAN top spec sports saloons, yet it is every bit as fast and in many ways more refined.

About Rob Fraser 1723 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.