The Audi RS7 Sportback's major goals are to stand out and drive fast, thanks to a twin-turbo V-8 with 591 horsepower. I'm perplexed as to how something so seductive and powerful has the same body type as something so clumsy and fragile.
The hottest of hatches never seems rowdy or raw, even when its explosive push compels passengers to automatically cuss and its sharp handling motivates the driver to smile. Instead, its interior radiates opulence, lavishing riders with opulent accoutrements and opulent amenities. As a result, the high-end 2022 RS7 is a quick representation of both driving passion and riches.
Audi's RS Design package for 2022 adds unique floor mats, black seatbelts with a red or grey border, and more microsuede surfaces throughout the cabin, most notably on the new flat-bottomed steering wheel, all of which enhance to the RS7's athletic image.
In addition, interior trim with a carbon-fiber appearance is now standard. The RS7's suspension might be upgraded to include Dynamic Ride Control, which is supposed to reduce body roll in corners and improve handling.
Audi makes it easy because there's only one RS7 to choose from, and it's filled with goodies like all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and a fully adjustable air suspension system.
A twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 generates power, which is combined with a 48-volt hybrid system, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive.
All of this technology makes the RS7 heavier than the previous generation vehicle, which had a top speed of 605 hp. Despite this, the RS7 we tested accelerated to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, thanks to 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
While the interior style and passenger room are similar to the ordinary A7, the RS variant offers certain unique features and options. Of course, the solid construction and high-end materials are immediately noticeable.
Even so, the RS7's cabin is decked out with trim-specific badges and other distinctive touches. The base front sport seats have beautiful leather upholstery, but they may be upgraded to include ventilated cushions and improved leather.
Its back seat may accommodate two or three people depending on seat configuration, and its cargo area has a capacity of 19 cubic feet with the rear seats in place and 49 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.