The 2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback has gotten a facelift for the coming year that includes the addition of optional matrix LED headlights.
The styling changes are subtle, but put the vehicle on the same path as its lesser stablemates like the recently revealed Audi A7. There’s a new singleframe grille with the black honeycomb usually found in the Audi RS models becoming more refined with sharper corners. Three optional packages include either matte aluminum, gloss black or carbon to enhance the design. The central front air inlet gets quattro lettering and the bumper has been slightly modified.
The biggest news is the headlights which come standard with LED technology or with optional matrix LED technology. These are only available on the 2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback. This includes turn signals with dynamic display at the front, newly designed tail lights, and new paint colors including Floret Silver, metallic; Glacier White, metallic; Mythos Black, metallic and Sepang Blue, pearl effect.
Inside, the instrument cluster has been revised including the vent nozzle controls, shift paddles, and the quattro emblem on the instrument panel. The infotainment also gets an upgrade with the standard MMI navigation plus with MMI touch using the latest generation graphics processor from Nvidia.
The 2014 Audi RS 7 Sportback gets a revised V8 4.0-liter TFSI with 560 horsepower and 516.3 lb‑ft of torque at engine speeds between 1,750 and 5,500 rpm. It’ll do 0 to 62.1 mph in a cool 3.9 seconds with optional dynamics packages that allow for top speeds between 174 and 189.5 mph. Power channels to the quattro all-wheel drive via an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox with optional sport differential on the rear axle. Fuel economy is 24.8 mpg thanks in part to the cylinder on demand system. This COD can shut down four cylinders during partial load operation.
The 2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback comes with RS adaptive air suspension and adaptive damping that lower the body by 0.8 inches with its control incorporated into the Audi drive select driving dynamics system. The RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control is an available option as is dynamic steering, with a continuously variable steering ratio.
It all finishes up wit 20‑inch forged lightweight alloy wheels standard and optional 21‑inch cast aluminum wheels available in three different colors. Four internally ventilated brake disks with a weight‑saving wave design are also standard with carbon fiber-ceramic disks as an option.
The 2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback will be available in Germany at a price of 113,300 Euro ($154,000 US).
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.