Along with the incredible Audi RS6 Avant, which is on its way over to America as we speak, the folks in Ingolstadt have also sent another high-performance machine, one that’s arguably even better looking — the Audi RS7 Sportback.
The Audi RS6 and RS7 are essentially identical under the skin, with only body styles really separating them. Which bodes well for the RS7 Sportback, as it takes everything that’s great about its more practical sibling and wraps it all up in a more stylish package. However, all of that power and style doesn’t come cheap. Pricing for the RS7 Sportback in North America has just been released and, if you want one, it’ll set you back $114,000.
For that money, you get an even sexier version of the already very pretty A7, along with much more firepower. Powering the Audi RS7 Sportback is a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That allows the RS7 to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, making it a couple of tenths quicker than its RS6 sibling. The standard top speed is 155 mph but if you pay a bit extra, Audi will unlock its full 190 mph top speed.
It also comes with some sweet handling tech, too. As-standard air suspension helps lower the RS7 0.4-inches from the standard car but can lower itself an additional 0.4-inches in Dynamic mode. However, we’d recommend getting the fixed-height Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) suspension, with its cross-linked hydraulic suspension. It’s a bit firmer but provides better body control and sharper handling.
While $114,000 is a lot of money to start, it’s tough to find a better all-around car for that money. Sure, the BMW M5 is faster but it’s not as practical, nor as good looking. Same goes for the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. While the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door is even more expensive, while not really being much faster or as practical. So if you want an uber-performance sedan with sleek, sexy styling, there’s really not another choice. However, we might urge you to choose the RS6 Avant instead…