2022 Audi RS 7

MSRP $118,500

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Updated on: May 9, 2022

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After getting a huge response from the market, Audi has finally released the 2022 Audi RS7 which is now available for sale in your nearest Audi dealership. Changes on the 2022 RS7 have been kept minimal this time. There is a new RS-Design optional package along with more optional features and interior material choices. While the most interesting update this time is the addition of optional Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) which along with the all-wheel steering makes the handling of the RS7 sharper and reduces body roll when going around the bends.

2022 Audi RS7

With the above changes, the RS7 sees a couple of grand price bump and the MSRP now starts at $119,595. Being based on a much lesser expensive Audi A7, the six-figure pricing of the 2022 RS7 Sportback seems expensive. But compare with the competition from German carmakers like the BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche the MSRP not only seem justified but also undercuts most of the rivals. That said, the 2022 RS7 comes only in a single trim which is power-packed with all the latest techs and a monstrous 591-hp, twin-turbo V8 engine delivering an exhilarating and powerful ride. 

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Fast and Practical

Striking exterior design

Powerful twin-turbo engine

Attractive interiors


Heavier curb weight slows it down

Rear headroom compromised due to sloping roofline

Six-figure starting price

What's New?

Optional Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) has been added.

Dinamica headliner is now available as an option on the RS7.

New optional RS Design package and more features added.


Base$118,500 onwards

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vehicle bio

base price


body style

4dr Sedan

engine type


211 cu in

horse power

165 hp @ 6250 rpm


176 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm


8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive



197.3 in


114.8 in


75.2 in

curb weight

4497 lbs


55.9 in

Ground Clearance

4.3 lbs


cargo volume

24.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy


15/17/22 mpg


basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

Colors and Styles

2022 Audi RS 7 in Tango Red Metallic color
Tango Red Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


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With huge power figures under its hood and the standard Quattro AWD drivetrain, the 2022 Audi RS7 offers great performance which obviously affects its MPG ratings. MSRP starts at $119,595 including a $1,095 destination charge and Audi offers finance offers at 4.68% APR for up to 60 months. Lease deals start at a monthly premium of $1,989 for a period of 36 months and annual mileage of 12,000 miles. 

Along with premium interior features and technology on offer, the 2022 RS7 Sportback also impresses most buyers with a decent 5-year cost of ownership value of around $119,555, which is on par with its competitors. Rivals like the BMW M8 Grand Coupe and the Porsche Panamera GTS are much more expensive to maintain and also have lower reliability ratings

2022 Audi RS 7 Sedan front view
2022 Audi RS 7 Sedan rear view


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy





Final Verdict



The 2022 Audi RS7 is the high-performance luxury fastback version of the Audi A7 with all the visual flair of an RS sedan. Powering the 2022 RS7 is a twin-turbo V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that drives Audi's Quattro AWD system. Starting at an MSRP of $119,595 for the base model the RS7 comes with a bevy of standard interior features like the dual infotainment screen, Audi Virtual Cockpit, B&O 3D premium surround sound system, HD Matrix Audi Laser LED headlights & LED taillights, four-zone automatic climate control, and many more. 

2022 Audi RS7 Sportback four-zone automatic climate control

Apart from these features, there are plenty of options packages like the Side Assist package, Driver Assitance package, RS7 Executive package, RS-Design package, and Contour Seat package. While the optional features list includes carbon-ceramic brakes, sport exhaust, night vision, black optic, and carbon optic exterior package, and an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system. Starting with the Side Assist package, it gets you a blind-spot monitor with a rear cross-traffic alert. The Driver Assistance package includes the above two features, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.





Key Features






21-inch alloy wheels

12.3-inch Audi's Virtual Cockpit & Dual infotainment screens (10.1-inch upper, 8.6-inch lower)

Bang & Olufsen 3D premium surround sound system

Heated and Ventilated front seats w/memory & Valcona Leather upholstery

HD Matrix Design Headlights w/Audi Laser Light

LED taillights w/dynamic turn signal

RS dual exhaust w/chrome tip

RS-specific interior and exterior treatment

Power tailgate & Panoramic sunroof

Four-zone automatic climate control

The RS7 Executive package adds heated rear seats, soft close doors, a head-up display, and extended leather upholstery. The RS-Design package is new for this year and adds an all-new flat-bottom Alcantara steering wheel, 'RS' badging on the interior, and center console and gear lever trimmed in Alcantara. Finally, the Contour Seat package comes with upgraded leather-trimmed seats with a massage function for front seats and a memory function for front passenger seats.

Engine and Performance


The 2022 Audi RS7 will carry the same powertrain specs that we saw in the 2021 model. The 2022 model will be equipped with a powerful twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 mild-hybrid engine that will churn out 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. All the power is channeled via an eight-speed automatic gearbox to Audi's signature Quattro AWD system. The Tiptronic eight-speed gearbox is lightning fast and offers smooth shifting. 

2022 Audi RS 7 Sedan engine bay

Riding on the adaptive air suspension and had with all-wheel steering as standard the Audi RS7 is phenomenal in terms of ride quality and overall handling. Its razor-sharp handling is best enjoyed on a track or bends while the adaptive air suspension ensures the ride quality isn't compromised in the pursuit of better handling. Opt for the available dynamic ride control made available this year and you can further improve the chassis response of the RS7 while seeing a reduction in overall body roll. 

Motivated by the twin-turbo V8 the RS7 can do 0-60 MPH in 3 seconds flat while the quarter-mile drag run can be done in 11.3 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 MPH but opting for the Carbon Ceramic brakes upgrades it to 190 MPH. As for the brakes, the standard ones are impressive and stop the RS7 in a braking distance of about 151 feet in the 70-0 MPH braking test.


2022 Audi RS7

2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-door Coupe







4.0L, Twin-Turbo Gas/Electric V8

4.4L, Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L, Twin-Turbo V8

3L, Turbocharged Gas/Electric Inline-6







8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic


591 hp @ 6,000 RPM

617 hp @ 6,000 RPM

473 hp @ 6,000 RPM

429 hp @ 6,100 RPM


590 lb-ft @ 2,050 RPM

553 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

457 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

384 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

0-60 MPH 

3.0 sec 2.7 sec 3.2 sec 4.1 sec


11.3 sec 10.8 sec 11.7 sec 12.8 sec

Top Speed

155 MPH 190 MPH 186 MPH 174 MPH

Audi manages to undercut the prices of all its rivals and although the Mercedes GT 53 is cheaper, it's over a second slower off the mark. The more powerful GT 63 is yet to make its way to the market and it should be pricier than the 2022 RS7 Sportback. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe gets the Competition package as standard this year and hence is quicker than all the cars here. The Panamera GTS is the most expensive of the lot and is just a shade slower than its Audi counterpart. 

Fuel Economy


The fuel economy figures of the 2022 Audi RS7 will also reflect the same MPG figures as its predecessor as it carries the same powertrain specs from before. The 2022 RS7 is rated for 15 MPG in the city, 22 MPG on the highways, and 17 MPG combined and its 19.3-gallon fuel tank capacity offers about 328 miles of combined driving range. 


2022 Audi RS7

2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-door Coupe

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity (gal.)





Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)





The new and updated 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 is the most frugal of the lot and with the larger gas tank, it also excels in terms of range offered. The Panamera incorporates the largest fuel tank here which brings its range on par with the Mercedes while both Audi and BMW 4-door coupes struggle in this regard. 



Audi has given an aggressive interior design to the 2022 RS7, which looks very sporty. The 5 interior color schemes will remain striking and they follow the same design concept which we usually see in other RS cars. Although this year has introduced a more premium Dinamica headliner as an option. While the new RS-Design package includes black seat belts with contrast border, 'RS' badging and contrast stitching on floor mats, and a new flat-bottom Alcantara steering wheel along with Alcantara trimmed center console and gear shifter  

2022 Audi RS 7 Sedan front seats

Step inside the cabin and you will a lot of similarities between this one and the A7's cabin. Although minor differences in the form of seat materials and RS badging have been done here and there to make it stand apart. The RS7 boasts seating for five with the front seats being the most comfortable as they come with heating and ventilation functions along with the option of massaging function. This time they have integrated maximum functionalities on the display screen itself which can be accessed by the touch of your fingers. 


2022 Audi RS7

2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-door Coupe

Seating capacity





Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)





Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.1/55.9/37.0 37.1/54.6/36.6 N/A 38.2/57.2/36.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)





Being based on the spacious Audi A7, the RS7 offers a generous amount of space in both rows of seats. While upping the practicality quotient the RS7 also offers segment-leading 24.9 cubic feet of cargo space while the closest to it is the Porsche Panamera GTS offering 17.6 cubic feet of cargo space. All sedans offer similar passenger space but the BMW and Mercedes struggle in terms of their trunk capacity. Audi also offers more standard cutting-edge tech which are mostly optional with the Panamera. 

2022 Audi RS 7 Sportback Dual infotainment screens

As far as its infotainment system is concerned, it will have the same MMI unit that we saw in its previous model. Thus the 2022 RS7 will carry the same 12.3-inch display, the quality of which is superb with good viewing angles. Other than that, it will have features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for a better experience. As standard, you get Bang & Olufsen premium sound system which can be upgraded to a more premium 19-speaker 1820-watts Bang & Olufsen surround sound system.  

Interior Features:

  • Head-Up Display with Night Vision
  • Alcantara Headliners
  • Navigation system
  • Power-soft close Doors
  • Power-adjustable front seats with memory function
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Audi connects PRIME and Audi connect PLUS online services with HD radio and SiriusXM, Bluetooth
  • HomeLink fill-in as an advanced level of technological supremacy



The 2022 Audi RS7 follows the same look and characteristics as the Audi A7. At very first glance, you will be amazed by the aggressive design that includes a sloping roofline giving it a sportier look. But the dimensions of its body are a little extended when compared to the A7. At the front, the Matrix LED lights don’t have a sharp or edgy design but it still looks classy. It also gets optional ceramic brakes that not only look good but improve braking and take the top speed to 190 MPH.

2022 Audi RS7 Sportback

Other than that, the honeycomb pattern grille and the large side vents help differentiate the RS7 from the regular A7 model. The alloy wheels look sleek and stylish and the 21-inch set can be replaced with two different 22-inch wheels for another $1,500. The 4.3-inch ground clearance offers a dope low-slung stance but tends to scrape on curbs and potholes more often than its rivals. Audi offers 8 paint color options for buyers which further accentuate the aesthetics of the car.


2022 Audi RS7

2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-door Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs.)



4,561 4,639

Length (in.)


200.9 199.0 199.2

Width (in.)


76.5 78.2 76.9

Height (in.)


55.9 55.8 57.3

Ground clearance (in.)





Wheelbase (in.)


119.2 116.1 116.2

Dimension wise it isn't the biggest sedan in this comparison yet it manages to offer a generous cargo space and a spacious cabin. While on paper the M8 Gran Coupe is the longest in length as well as the wheelbase but it too doesn't feel as spacious as the Audi. The Panamera GTS is the widest and offers a much better ride height, similar to that of the BMW M8. That said, it is the Mercedes-AMG GT that looks the most striking and will attract the most eyeballs on the streets.

Exterior Features:

  • Matrix LED lights
  • Power liftgate
  • Power and heated side mirrors
  • Rear diffuser
  • Dual exhaust outlets
  • Retractable rear spoiler



The 2022 Audi RS7 is based on the same chassis and structure that is available on Audi A7. The 2022 RS7 or for that matter even the 2021 model has not been tested yet by NHTSA or IIHS. If we look at the crash safety tests of the Audi A7 the body structure which is mostly shared by RS7 models is also very good, and it performed exceptionally in both NHTSA and IIHS safety assessments. Also, the 2021 Audi A7 bagged the 'Top Safety Pick+' award from IIHS. So, we are expecting no less safety rating if the 2022 RS7 is tested by the federal agencies. 

Safety Features:

  • Audi PreSense
  • Frontal crash warning & Emergency Braking Assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Audi Connect
  • Parking Assist
  • Lane departure warning & Lane Change Assist
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control



2022 Audi RS7 vs 2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

Right away, the most obvious difference between the two is their style elements. While the RS7 gives the impression of being sleek and streamlined, the M8 seems bulky and aggressive. Both have their merits and you might prefer one over the other. The M8 is more performance-oriented in our opinion, while the RS7, although having great performance, might seem overshadowed by the M Badge heritage. It all comes down to price, which gives the RS7 a massive lead.

2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

2022 Audi RS7 vs 2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

The obvious difference between the two cars is their prices. The RS7 is relatively cheaper than the Panamera GTS but Porsche offers an exhaustive range of personalization options to its buyers. The Panamera matches the performance, cabin, and cargo space offered on the RS7. Although the aggressive styling on the RS7, along with its tighter handling and quicker acceleration, makes it a better fit for people who prioritize thrill over practicality.

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Audi RS7 vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-door Coupe

Not only is the RS7 unprecedentedly heavier than the AMG GT 53 here, but it is also more expensive. The AMG not only manages slightly better fuel economy but also is more spacious and comfortable on the inside. These differences and the lower price tag, make the Mercedes AMG GT strike a notch above and be a more compelling option against the RS7, provided you are willing to compromise slightly in terms of performance and trunk capacity.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-door Coupe


Final Verdict


After looking closely at all the facts & figures, we would say the 2022 Audi RS7 will indeed be a great choice over its competitors. Although its rivals have their plus points, Audi as a brand has proved its quality and improved immensely over the years. With unrealistic power mated with the superb build quality, technology, and luxury, the 2022 RS7 Sportback surely is a better ride choice over the pricier rivals from BMW and Porsche. 

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How reliable is the Audi RS7?

Audi RS7 or the Audi A7 upon which it is based haven't been rated for reliability yet by J.D.Powers. But Audi as a brand has an overall reliability rating which is better than the other German luxury carmakers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Porsche.

How much to pay for the 2022 Audi RS7?

The 2022 Audi RS7 starts at $118,500 before any destination or handling charges.

What engine does the 2022 Audi RS7 get?

The 2022 Audi RS7 is powered by a 4.0-liter Twin-Turbocharged V8 engine producing 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

How fast is the 2022 Audi RS7?

The 2022 Audi RS7 can do 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 MPH. 

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