Supercar acceleration; sublime handling; exquisite interior; show-stopping style; top-notch tech
Rear headroom not great for tall passengers; limited versatility from the hatchback trunk
Exterior styling changes to the nose and tail bring a revised grille and lights, while the interior sees a slightly tweaked instrument cluster. The Multi Media Interface (MMI) infotainment system receives a faster processor, 4G LTE capability and two USB ports. And the previously optional variable-ratio steering system is now on the list of standard equipment. See the 2016 Audi RS 7 models for sale near you
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The 2016 Audi RS 7 ($107,425) comes in one well-appointed trim level.
Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels, dual oval exhaust tips, full LED headlights and taillights, a power rear spoiler, an adaptive sport-tuned air suspension, variable-ratio steering, a sport rear differential, a power lift gate, a sunroof, a blind spot monitoring system, collision mitigation, power-folding exterior mirrors, keyless entry/starting, Audi's drive select system (featuring electronic adjustments for steering, throttle and transmission), an MMI infotainment system with a 7-in display and a console-mounted control knob, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display, quad-zone climate control, carbon-fiber inlays, aluminum pedals, RS-specific gauges and door handles, a sport steering wheel with shift paddles and contrast stitching, leather upholstery, 8-way heated power sport seats with honeycomb quilting and driver memory functions, Google-Earth-based navigation, 4G LTE/Wi-Fi hot spot capability, two USB ports, Bluetooth and a 14-speaker Bose audio system.
Options include three different 21-in alloy wheel designs, carbon-fiber trim, a Dynamic package (anti-roll adaptive suspension, red brake calipers and a sport exhaust), a Driver Assistance Plus package (adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation with automatic braking, lane-departure prevention and a corner-view camera system), a Cold Weather package (a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats) and a Comfort Seating package (multicontour front sport seats with ventilation and massage functions, along with driver and passenger memory), plus rear-side airbags, Alcantara (faux suede) headliner and a 15-speaker/1,300-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system.
The RS 7 is officially a 4-seater, with no tiny middle seat in the back. Trunk space behind the rear seats is 24.5 cu ft. Those seats split and fold down for a little extra versatility.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/5,000 Miles|
2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe -- The 4-door M6 stacks up well against the RS 7 in terms of power and equipment, but it's not as lithe and lively on winding roads.
2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo -- The Turbo is way more expensive, but it has the athleticism of a sports car and the comfort of an executive sedan.
2016 Mercedes AMG CLS63 -- The AMG-tuned CLS has fierce acceleration and a more bearable back seat. But like the M6 Gran Coupe, it's less precise than the Audi.
Used Aston Martin Rapide -- For a sleek sport sedan with as much exclusivity as performance, a low-mileage Rapide is certainly worth a look.