Used Audi A7 RS7 Sportback (2013 - 2018) Safety & Reliability

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015
4
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.
4 out of 5

Safety

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The Audi A7 family hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP at the time of writing but with a high-tech body constructed from a mix of aluminium and steel Audi RS7 safety credentials can still be considered to be high.

There’s a raft of safety kit available, including Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses radar technology to prevent the car from getting too close to vehicles ahead, and Active Lane Assist, which can make minute adjustments to the steering to prevent the car from straying out of lane unintentionally.

Also available is a night vision camera system, which displays an image of the road ahead on the car’s instrument panel, helping the driver spot pedestrians near the road in advance.

4 out of 5

Reliability

Audi has a solid reputation for build quality and we’d expect there to be few issues with Audi RS7 reliability. Naturally, it’s a high-performance car and if driven hard repeatedly over many miles then extra strain on components is to be expected. If buying second-hand, find out if the car has been used on track as this will increase wear and tear.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

No problems reported.