Used Audi A7 RS7 Sportback (2013 - 2018) Costs

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015
Meet the Audi RS7, an ultra high-performance version of the A7. There’s already a hotted-up version of the A7 called the S7, which isn’t what you’d call slow, but the RS7 is one step beyond.
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Running costs

With a 552bhp twin-turbo V8 petrol engine powering nearly two tonnes of car, Audi RS7 running costs were never going to be cheap. That said, a raft of clever tech including a start-stop system and ‘COD’ (Cylinder On Demand), which shuts down four of the cylinders when the engine’s not being worked hard, help to save fuel by around 5% according to Audi.

Drive carefully and Audi reckon you’ll average nearly 29mpg, an impressive figure for a car of this level of performance. Drive with a heavy right foot, however, and you can expect to see a frighteningly low figure on the trip computer.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

The RS 7 leaves the production line with its service indicator system set to a flexible regime, meaning intervals can be anything from 9,000 miles up to 19,000 miles depending on driving style and operating conditions. It’s possible to switch the system to a more traditional fixed regime if preferred.


Three-year or 60,0000-mile general warranty, three-year paintwork warranty and 12-year rust perforation warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£330.00 - £565.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The same technology also helps to cut CO2, pegging Audi RS7 emissions at an official rating of 229g/km. While that’s still quite a large figure, it’s not bad at all for a 552bhp V8.

That said, it still puts it towards the top of the VED scale for road tax at the time of writing.

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