Audi RS 7 Sportback on sale in Australia from $238,500

February 20, 2014

The stunning Audi RS 7 Sportback has touched down in Australia. It joins the local showroom as one of the quickest four-door vehicles money can buy.

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Based on the sleek A7 Sportback which uses the latest four-door coupe trend, the RS 7 is infused with all the performance you get with the RS 6. It takes on vehicles like the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG.

Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 412kW and a whopping 700Nm of torque. Linked up to an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission with power feeding to all four wheels – the only four-wheel drive in its class in Australia.

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With these brutal mechanical ingredients and despite the lack of a dual-clutch auto as featured in the rivals, the RS 7 is able to demolish 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. It also has three different top speeds, depending on what option package you go for (see below), with 250km/h, 280km/h, or 305km/h.

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Even though it’s as quick as a fully fledged supercar, the fuel economy is the best in its class. The official average is just 9.8L/100km.

Standard features include adaptive air suspension, digital TV and radio, a quattro sports differential, 21-inch alloy wheels with a matt titanium look, a glass sunroof, and a full RS interior with sports seats and Valcona leather.

The new model is available now, with prices starting a $238,500.

See below for the various option packages;

Dynamic Package – $4,900

  • RS Sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Top speed electronically limited to 280km/h

Dynamic Package plus – $25,840

  • Ceramic performance brakes
  • RS Sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC)
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Top speed electronically limited to 305km/h

Carbon styling package – $8,500

  • Radiator grille and frame in high-gloss black
  • Funnel-shaped air intake in carbon, with quattro logo in titanium grey
  • Front sill in carbon
  • Rear diffuser insert in carbon
  • Front air intake in high-gloss black with diagonal struts in carbon
  • Door mirrors in carbon

Assistance Package – $10,375

  • Night vision assistant that highlights pedestrians
  • Audi active lane and side assists with adaptive cruise control incorporating stop & go and pre-sense plus
  • Park assist with display of surroundings

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.