Do you like widebody hatchbacks? If so, Audi has something for you. As long as you don’t live in North America, the Audi RS7 Sportback was unveiled in Frankfurt this morning. Let’s clarify the fine print in the press release. ” The RS 7 Sportback will be arriving at dealerships in Germany and other European countries in the end of 2019.” This is sad for us Audi fans, but we’re used to it by now.
Americans wouldn’t want a mild hybrid twin-turbo V8 with quattro AWD. Especially one that sends 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft between 2,050 and 4,500 rpm. At speeds below 13.7 mph, it can run on battery power, saving a ton of carbon emissions while offering great city economy. A new form of cylinder deactivation closes the exhaust valves of cylinders 2,3,5, & 8 to offer a smooth running four-cylinder while cruising.
RS Air suspension and laser headlights are standard, with rear steering, ceramic brakes and dynamic ride control being optional. It has almost 50 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down, and it reaches 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. If ordered with the Dynamic Package, the top speed is raised from 155 to 174 mph. While it would be a profitable vehicle to sell here, the same V8 can be found in the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. Click the link above to find a Panamera from our dealers and you won’t regret it.