Say what you’ll about Audi’s obsession with SUVs, however the firm is solely giving individuals what they need to make a pleasant revenue on the finish of the 12 months. It’s not like newly added high-riding fashions just like the Q2 or Q8 are killing standard hatchbacks and sedans such because the A3 and A8, so there’s actually no hurt in attempting to achieve a broader viewers with all kinds of fashions. Okay, the TT and R8 face an unsure future, however the entire sports activities automobile phase is shedding reputation.
Talking of niches, Audi is a fan of swoopy sedans by providing the A5 and A7 Sportback, though these are technically hatchbacks. Each have been obtainable for fairly a while in S guises, with the smaller of the 2 gaining in 2018 the RS remedy for the primary time. The previous-gen RS7 has been doing battle with the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG and BMW M6 Gran Coupe, however within the upcoming new iteration, it must compete with the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe and the M8 Gran Coupe.
We’ve tried to render the RS7 Sportback forward of its official reveal anticipated to happen within the coming months. Having seen the brand new S7 Sportback and realizing how Audi Sport’ subtly updates a automobile’s design for the full-fat RS guise, it’s not that tough to think about how the Porsche Panamera Turbo competitor goes to appear like as soon as it will likely be unveiled.
These fats air intakes on the entrance trace at a strong engine lurking from beneath the glossy hood the place we’re anticipating a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. No diesel shenanigans like within the new Euro-spec S7. The previous one in RS7 Efficiency taste provided almost 600 horsepower, and chances are high the next-gen mannequin goes to have roughly the identical in base guise. Rumor has it a hybrid variant attributable to arrive later within the life cycle will up the ability ante to just about 700 hp by getting the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s powertrain, however we’ll consider it after we’ll see it.
In the meantime, the usual RS7 Sportback may make an look on the Frankfurt Motor Present in September as an AWD- and automatic-only beast just like the intently associated RS6 Avant tremendous wagon.