Used Audi A7 RS7 Sportback (2013 - 2018) Equipment

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015
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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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Equipment

The RS7 isn’t short of kit in standard form but there’s plenty of scope for customisation with a lengthy (and pricey) options list.

Standard Audi RS7 equipment

As standard, the RS7 comes with 20-inch alloy wheels with a seven twin-spoke design. All cars feature LED headlights and tail-lights with an automatic high-beam assist function controlled via a camera mounted behind the windscreen.

Inside, there are deep-sided electrically-adjustable sports seats, four-zone automatic air-conditioning and a multimedia system including sat-nav. The latter is displayed on an eight-inch TFT screen which slides out of the dashboard on start-up. Standard multimedia kit includes a BOSE surround sound system with DAB radio.

Other useful standard features include cruise control, all-round parking sensors and a slide-and-tilt glazed sunroof. The sloping rear tailgate is electrically operated.

All RS7s get Audi’s Drive Select menu, which allows the driver to mix and match settings for various functions, including throttle response and steering rate.

From launch there is a choice of 10 exterior colours and a choice between quilted leather upholstery or a part-leather, part-Alcantara scheme at no extra cost.

Optional Audi RS7 accessories

On the performance front, the main options to have a look at are the Dynamic and Dynamic Plus packages. The Dynamic package raises the electronically limited top speed from 155mph to 174mph and swaps the standard air suspension system for ‘Sports Suspension Plus’ – a hydraulic steel-sprung setup with DRC (Dynamic Ride Control).

The DRC system allows the driver to select from four modes – Comfort, Auto, Dynamic or Individual – to best suit their driving style. The air suspension also features a similar adjustable system but Audi recommends the sports system for keen drivers as it reduces body roll and pitch, making the car more agile.

The Dynamic Plus package includes the sports suspension too but also adds larger, more powerful carbon ceramic brakes and raises the top speed further still to 189mph.

Also available separately are various options to customise the RS7’s appearance, including two optional exterior trim packages in matt aluminium or carbon.

Inside, different head-lining colours are available and ‘Comfort’ seats can be specified to replace the deeper standard sports seats at no extra cost. Like the standard seats, they’re electrically adjustable.

Adaptive cruise control is available, along with a HUD (head-up display) system which projects the car’s speed onto the windscreen. A 1,200 watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with 15 speakers can be specced too, as can a reversing camera and a ‘night vision’ display which displays a clear image of the road ahead between the rev counter and speedometer and aims to help identify pedestrians at the side of the road so that the driver can slow down accordingly.

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Optional item

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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