Audi RS 7 Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $114,000 MSRP
  • 4.0-liter TFSI® bi-turbo V8 with 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque with eight-speed tiptronic® transmission
  • Maximum acceleration (0-60 MPH) in 3.5 seconds and top track speed of 190 MPH
  • Standard 21-inch RS wheels
  • Standard Audi adaptive air suspension (with RS model specific tuning)
  • Available RS ceramic brakes with red or gray painted calipers
  • Standard quattro® sport differential
  • RS sport seats upholstered with Valcona leather featuring a honeycomb pattern and RS embossing


About the Audi RS 7

Eye-catching exclusive RS model styling cues combined with an aggressive stance give the 2021 Audi RS 7 a menacing presence on the road. The iconic fastback profile only hints at the astounding performance that lies beneath the hood. Unleash the fury of the 4.0 liter TFSI® bi-turbo V8 engine producing up to 591 horsepower, which propels the RS 7 from 0-60 MPH in only 3.5 seconds with a maximum track speed of 190 MPH. Experience the euphoric exhaust note resonate from the available Audi Sport® exhaust system. RS 7 Performance models are equipped with Audi adaptive air suspension system, which gives drivers customizable settings that automatically adjust throttle response, transmission shifts, and steering for personalized ride settings and greater control.

What the Critics Say

"When the traffic clears, thrust from the V8 is immediate, linear and monstrous, with peak torque kicking in from just 2,050 rpm. On speed-limit-free sections of the Autobahn, the RS7 is hilariously quick to achieve velocities you'd otherwise only explore on a racetrack, doing so with rock-solid stability and surprisingly little wind noise." -- Roadshow by CNET

"The RS7 Sportback had proven impressive in its abundant and refined power delivery, pleasant ride, and cornucopia of features. Outrunning noise, fuel-economy, and speed restrictions and outmaneuvering anarchists in it is no problem." -- Automobile Magazine

Audi RS 7 Model

What's New for 2021

Back after a short hiatus, the Audi RS 7 returns for 2021 with an all-new design and an array of exciting updates both inside and out. Beneath the hood lies a new bi-turbo V8 engine that offers enhanced performance compared to the prior generation. Styling has been further enhanced to distance the RS 7 from its A7 and S7 siblings with a stance that's both lower and wider. 21-inch alloy wheels now come standard while larger 22-inch wheels are also available. Inside the cabin, drivers will enjoy the latest iteration of the iconic Audi Virtual Cockpit featuring customizable layouts and display functions.

Audi RS 7 Features

Audi RS 7 Styling

RS Sport Exterior Design

Just one glance at the sleek silhouette of the Audi RS 7 hints at the immense power found under the hood. A pronounced chin spoiler with bold aluminum-matte air intakes gives the RS 7 a confident stance. Standard Audi Sport® 21-inch wheels complimented by weight-saving wave-cut design brakes inspire a deeper connection with the road. Unique styling cues exclusive to RS 7 models include a chiseled gloss black Singleframe® grille, gloss black window trim, and flared wheel arches. Gleaming, integrated oval exhaust outlets proudly announce the arrival of the RS 7.

Powertrain and Performance

Experience the rush from 519 horsepower with 590 lb-ft torque found in the 4.0 liter TFSI® bi-turbo V8 engine. This performance boost comes as a result of a new turbocharger design, reprogrammed engine computer, revised camshafts which activate new exhaust valves, and more efficient intercooler heat exchangers. With a top track speed of 190 MPH, optional Audi ceramic brakes (front and rear) help precisely control the immense power of the Audi RS 7.

The optional Audi Sport® exhaust system produces a euphoric tone under heavy acceleration. Audi adaptive air suspension found on RS 7 models includes traditional coil springs paired with a set of three-mode adjustable dampers. Drivers can choose between three individual settings, ranging from Comfort to Dynamic for ultimate performance.

Audi RS 7 Performance
Audi RS 7 Interior

Track-Focused Interior

The track-inspired styling of the 2021 Audi RS 7 is immediately appreciated once behind the wheel. Grasp the exclusive three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles and feel the precise feedback from lightning-fast gear selection. Other RS 7 exclusive interior features are RS-design Carbon Fiber inlays, Stainless-steel door sill inlays (with RS 7 badging), and Valcona leather seats with contrast honeycomb stitching (with RS model designation). Included as standard, the second-gen Audi virtual cockpit features a 12.3-inch display that offers HD resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels. Special RS displays let you monitor critical drive and performance data with a touch of a button.

Trims & Specs

RS 7

Audi RS 7
  • Starting at $114,000 MSRP
  • 4.0-liter TFSI® twin-turbocharged V8 with eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission
  • Standard quattro® sport differential, dynamic all-wheel steering, and RS adaptive air suspension
  • RS sport seats upholstered with Valcona leather
  • Audi drive select system featuring six individual profiles
  • Available Black Optic or Carbon Optic packages