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Audi reveales RS7 Sportback facelift with matrix LED headlights

The Audi A7 and S7 Sportback facelifts were revealed more than a week ago so naturally time has arrived for the RS7 Sportback facelift to make an online appearance. Sitting on top of the range, the super four-door coupe borrows just about the same minor visual enhancements from its two brothers. At the front there’s a sharper honeycomb grille which can be had with glossy black, matte aluminum or carbon finishes.

Audi RS7 Sportback facelift
Audi RS7 Sportback facelift

The front bumper has gone through a subtle revision as the air inlets were altered a little bit while the headlights can now optionally benefit from matrix LED technology which comes together with a darker trim for a more elegant appearance. New body paints include Floret Silver, Glacier White, Sepang Blue and Mythos Black, while on the inside the instrument cluster, shift paddles and quattro emblem have all been tweaked. As expected, Audi has brought the MMI infotainment system with MMI touch up to the latest version.

Audi RS7 Sportback facelift
Audi RS7 Sportback facelift

Motivation of the RS7 Sportback facelift is provided by the same TFSI 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 560 PS and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. The engine benefits from cylinder-on-demand technology and works together with an eight-speed tiptronic transmission sending power to a quattro AWD system.

Audi RS7 Sportback facelift
Audi RS7 Sportback facelift

Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the vehicle needs only 3.9 seconds until 100 km/h and it will keep on accelerating until it hits a top speed of 305 km/h if configured with the dynamics package. Despite the impressive performances, the RS7 Sportback facelift manages to remain quite frugal as it has a fuel consumption of 9.5 liters / 100 km with 221 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Audi RS7 Sportback facelift
Audi RS7 Sportback facelift

Audi has announced the model will arrive in dealerships in the third quarter of 2014 and will cost 113,300 euros at home in Germany. All cars comes as standard with 20-inch alloy wheels but for money the RS7 Sportback facelift can ride on a larger 21-inch set available with three color finishes. For deeper pockets, Audi is also offering an optional carbon ceramic disc braking system.

Adrian Padeanu

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