Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By Shilpa Chopra
Audi RS7 unveiled, launch by year end
Audi RS7, the saloon that has the guts to challenge Ferrari has been unveiled. The car is expected to be launched sometime towards the end of this year and deliveries will begin early next year. The car is expected to take a price tag of around $134,988 or more than Rs 72 lakh in India rupees. With the addition of new looks, the new RS7 has also become more quicker and can sprint to 100 kmph mark from stationary in just 3.9 seconds challenging even the fastest car Ferrari. The top speed of the car is 304 kmph.
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The real wonder is the under the hood presence of V8 TFSi petrol engine that has 4L capacity and this engine configuration is shared with the Audi RS6 Avant. Outputting mammoth 560 hp at as low as 5700 rpm the car has a capacity to produce over 516 lb ft of torque at 1750 rpm. This means that the car need not be peddled hard to reach 100 kmph mark and overtaking other cars will be a child’s job. In addition to this the 4 L engine performance under the hood is undoubted and this engine options will give a unique presence to the car in its segment.
The eight-speed tiptronic transmission takes care of the power delivery to the wheels and it makes sure that power to the last lees goes straight to the wheels. In order to handle the challenges of so much power underneath, the suspension has specially tuned to make the ride smoother than ever. Even at high speeds, the car remains stable due to the adaptive air suspension. The car has cylinder on demand function that increases the economy as the car utilizes engine cylinders to the extent of the need for power and fires all as soon as the car is all set to sprint. The car is believed to have more than expected equipment and options as well as features.
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