Not too long ago Audi has released a new version of the RS7 with a high performance model that offers more power and an updated running gear. While this is great, it doesn’t change the fact that the base design of the RS7 has been around for a really long time and the car needs a rather large refresh. This will likely happen with the 2017 Audi RS7 which is expected to ride on Audi’s updated modular platform that also underpins the latest A4 or the Q7.
This will allow them to shave as much as 200 to 300 pounds of weight and it will make for a much stiffer chassis than before thanks to the higher usage of aluminum and in some key areas, carbon fiber composites.
On top of the platform change, the new RS7 will get an even better engine, an updated interior as well as a new look. All of these will make for a nicer car all around as well as for a faster and more impressive to drive machine than ever before.
Price for 2017 Audi RS7
The price is still unknown at this point but it is unlikely that it will get any cheaper. In fact, some people suggest that the new RS7 will now start at over $110,000 which will be a bit more expensive than before but still quite a bit cheaper than some of its competitors.
Engine of Audi RS7
Under the hood of the 2017 Audi RS7 we are very likely going to see the same 4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine as in the current generation. However, instead of 560 horsepower and 605 in the Performance-package model, the new car should now offer closer to 600 horsepower in the base model while the high end version might get closer to 660 horsepower.
This will make the new RS7 the most powerful sedan on the European market and one of the more powerful ones in the World. While it would still be less than the Hellcat cars, thanks to the standard all wheel drive system and tweaked 8 speed automatic as well as thanks to the lighter chassis, the new RS7 is expected to hit 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 180 MPH with an unlimited model being expected to get well past 200 MPH.
This is quite a bit faster than most other cars in its class and it would make for a really interesting car to drive, especially since it has five seats and a reasonably large trunk.
2017 Audi RS7 Design
Design wise, the new RS7 will look a lot like the current model for most people but for those that are used to how Audi updates their cars, the new model will be a bit edgier and more aggressive.
In the front the car will take some of the design cues found on the A4 or Q7 with the new hexagonal grille, 3D headlights and slightly more aggressive bumper.
However, the back of the car will be a lot similar to the ongoing A7 and it will still look like a four-door coupe, so those liking the current design will certainly like the design of the new model.
Audi RS7 Interior
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Audi RS7 will continue to offer the same interior as the A6. This means that the car will actually be the precursor for the A6’s interior that will launch around a year after the A7.
This new interior will borrow some of the details found on the Q7 with a more minimalistic-looking dashboard, clearer controls and dials as well as better materials around the cabin that will make it seem like a more premium model and not just like a more expensive A4.