VIDEO: Doug DeMuro Tests the Audi RS7 Sportback

Audi RS7

While the Audi RS6 Avant continues to dominate Audi’s headlines and soak up love from enthusiasts, its slimmer, more stylish sibling seems to get forgetten. The Audi RS7 Sportback might not be as big of a deal as the RS6 but it’s equally as good of a car and arguably better looking. In this latest video, we get to find out exactly why.


In typical fashion, Doug DeMuro combs through the entire Audi RS7 Sportback to find all of the quirkiest, oddest features he can.


DeMuro must love reviews Audis because they always have interesting little quirks for him to point out. Things like the dancing headlights and taillights, upon unlocking the car, or the illuminated seatbelt buckles are the sorts of quirks that DeMuro has made his bones pointing out. Hell, the RS7 even has an illuminated cruise control stalk.


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He also points out how the Audi RS7 Sportback is essentially just the sedan version of the RS6 Avant and he’s right. It has the exact same powertrain; a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 making 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft; the same transmission and same all-wheel drive system. Both the RS6 and RS7 are essentially just different body styles of the same car. That’s not a bad thing, as it’s brilliant platform on which to build different cars, but it is worth noting if you’re looking for something drastically different.


Its looks do matter, though, as the RS7 is a great looking thing. Personally, I still prefer the look of the RS6 Avant, both in terms of what it is and its actual styling. That said, I can understand why someone would want the sexier, more traditionally beautiful RS7 over the RS6. Plus, as DeMuro notes, it still has a large trunk with a liftback tailgate, so it doesn’t lose too much practicality over the RS6.



Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.