Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2014 Audi RS 7 With 560 Horsepower Starts At $104,900 This Fall

The all-new high-performance 2014 Audi RS 7 five-door coupe powered by a 560 horsepower twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission will start at $104,900 when it arrives in U.S. showrooms this Fall. The Audi RS 7 has a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top track speed of 174 mph and features the Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system with sport differential. The RS 7 is equipped standard with Audi side assist, which monitors the blind spot areas, as well as fast-approaching vehicles, at a range of approximately 150 ft. to the rear of the car. The optional Night Vision Assistant can detect pedestrians approximately 300 ft. ahead of the vehicle. A cornerview camera is part of the Driver Assistance plus package, and the available adaptive cruise control and Audi pre sense plus enhances safety for drivers and their passengers.

The RS 7 has cylinder on demand technology that deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 by closing their valves via electromechanical actuators. The 4.0 TFSI runs in four-cylinder mode, providing up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, while the active engine mounts remove any changes in vibration between eight and four-cylinder modes. With the RS 7, the expanding A7 model line now has the A7 TDI® clean diesel along with the A7 3.0T and S7 4.0T variants.