The RS7 Sportback is a great all-rounder by offering a mélange of sports car performance, family car practicality, and the high-end quality of a luxury vehicle. It’s also a stunning car, especially in this Nardo Gray shade complemented by the black mirrors and wheels. The car’s owner, Lextasy on YouTube, decided to upload a video to talk about the five things he likes and five he doesn’t after having it for several months.
While we can’t agree with his statement about the RS7 being a four-door R8, we share most of the other opinions mentioned in the video. The looks, power, and air suspension are certainly among the car’s strong points, and while the interior is beginning to look dated, it’s still worthy of the Four Rings. While his favorite part about the big Sportback so far is the soundtrack it delivers, it’s worth pointing out the car has a custom exhaust system.
As far as the downsides, he starts off by making a rather good argument about having blank buttons in a car that had an original sticker price of $130,000. He also has a problem with the RS7 Sportback’s ceramic brakes, saying they’re not suitable for such a large and heavy car as the distance needed to stop the car is too long. That’s something we’ve rarely heard before about vehicles equipped with ceramic brakes.
The third issue is a textbook case of nitpicking – having to press the button to keep the rear spoiler up at all times because it automatically comes down in certain conditions. He goes on saying the trunk space is relatively limited for such a big vehicle, but that’s the price to pay for having that swoopy roofline. A cargo capacity of 24.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up is not too shabby for a car like this.
Lextasy, who also happens to own a Nissan GT-R, says the infotainment system is another weak point of the RS7 Sportback, describing the MMI as being confusing to use. The absence of touchscreen functionality is also a big minus, but he does appreciate the tablet retracts into the center console when you don’t need it. He’ll probably like the new RS7’s infotainment much more since the MMI has greatly improved with the generation switch.