2017 Audi RS 7

MSRP $110,700 - $129,500

Ranked #2 in Fullsize Sedan

8.4

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2017 Audi RS 7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 11, 2021

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The 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan comes with a powerful 4.0L TFSI 8-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automated transmission. The engine generates 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. in terms of torque The transmission is fluid, and each gear allows for quick acceleration. The RS 7 Performance variant adds 46 horsepower to the engine, as well as other performance enhancements.

Audi RS7 Sedan comes with an initial price-tag of $110,700. 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan competes with the likes of AMG C63 Sedan and Porsche Panamera Turbo. RS7 Sedan leads the pack in terms of power, while Panamera Turbo stays on top of all for the total torque delivered. 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan outshines the competition in terms of capacious storage space, impeccable styling, and classy interiors.

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Pros

Nice interior with latest gizmos

Practical hatchback style

Powerful engine

Comfortable to drive

Cons

Less comfortable ride

Limited rear headroom

What's New?

Boasts more power from the V8 engine

Powerful carbon-ceramic brakes.

Apple CarPlay\/Android Auto compatibility

optional dynamic sport suspension is not available now


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$110700

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

top speed

190 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

244 cu.in.

horsepower

560 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

114.8 in.

length

197.3 in.

width

75.2 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

4497 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

49.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.3 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

4.1

standing 1/4-mile

11.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/25 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Prestige quattro$110,700 onwards

performance Prestige quattro$129,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Audi RS 7 in Ascari Blue Metallic color
Ascari Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

9.5

Fuel Economy

6.1

Interior

8.7

Exterior

9.7

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

Overall Rating


"With a 560-horsepower turbo V8, an advanced all-wheel-drive system and seductive styling, the RS 7 is a genuine thrill ride that just happens to have room for four adults and their luggage." Edmunds

In addition to luxury and performance, the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan also delivers excellent comfort coupled with up-to-date technology. The interior of the RS 7 models is made of high-quality materials, such as standard leather seating with diamond stitching. The base model's twin-turbo V8 produces 560 horsepower, while the RS 7 Performance model produces 605 horsepower. The Audi A7 and RS 7 both come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Quattro AWD.

There are two trim levels for the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan: Prestige and Performance Prestige. The Performance Prestige trim starts at $129,500, while the Prestige trim starts at $110,700. The anticipated five-year costs for fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2017 Audi RS 7 are around $44,400.


7.5/10
Features

9.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.1/10
Fuel Economy

8.7/10
Interior

9.7/10
Exterior


2017 Audi RS 7 Features

7.5/10

The 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan is available in two trim levels: Prestige and Performance Prestige. The Prestige trim starts at $110,700, while the Performance Prestige trim starts at $129,500.

The 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan is available in two trim levels

The RS 7 has a 110-horsepower engine in contrast to the S7's 450-horsepower powertrain. The RS 7 is propelled by a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The output of the RS 7 Performance is enhanced to 605 horsepower.

Trim Prestige Performance Prestige
MSRP $110,700 $129,500
Key Features Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Adaptive Suspension Audi connect Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
  Permanent Locking Hubs
  Spare Tire Mobility Kit Sport Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
  Door Auto-Latch Heated RS Sport Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power front seats w/driver memory, lumbar adjustment, and RS7 embossing
  LED Brakelights Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, and Panic Button
  Radio: Audi MMI Navigation Plus w/AM/FM -inc - USB Audi music interface (replaces proprietary iPod cable w/USB ports) Voice Activated Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
  Streaming Audio Radio: Audi MMI Navigation Plus w/AM/FM -inc USB Audi music interface (replaces proprietary iPod cable w/USB ports)
  Audio Theft Deterrent Audio Theft Deterrent
  BOSE Surround Sound System -inc: subwoofer BOSE Surround Sound System -inc: subwoofer
  Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  Inrix Xd Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display Inrix Xd Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

There are also a variety of supplementary packages and upgrades to pick from. Different leather upholstery, front seats with ventilation and massage functions, passenger memory settings, and comfort back seats are all included in the optional Comfort Seating package. Heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel are included in the Cold Weather package. Finally, the Carbon-Optic kit changes the mirrors, grille, lower air intakes, and rear diffuser.


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2017 Audi RS 7 Engine and Performance

9.5/10

"Unleashing all 605 horses requires that the car’s driving mode be in the Dynamic setting or that the eight-speed automatic transmission’s Sport or Manual mode be selected." -Car and Driver

2017 Audi RS 7 Engine & Transmission

The 2017 incarnation of the Audi RS7 Sedan flaunts a 4.0 TFSI 8-cylinder engine. It is capable of producing 560 hp of power and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. For gear-shifting, the ride relies on an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. Quattro AWD system is standard on all the trims of the 2017 Audi RS 7. 

2017 Audi RS 7 Engine Bay

The output of the RS 7 Performance is increased to 605 horsepower, with a transient torque peak of 553 lb-ft provided by an overboost mechanism. Porsche Panamera Turbo also features an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The ride comes with a 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 engine, capable of delivering 550 hp of power and 567 lb.-ft. of torque.

Models 2017 Audi RS7  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63  2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
MSRP $110,700 $65,200 $146,900
Engine 4.0 TFSI 8 Cylinder 4.0L turbocharged 8-cylinder 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8
Transmission 8-speed automatic 7-Speed Automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 560 hp 469 hp 550 hp
Torque 516 lb-ft 479 lb-ft 567 lb-ft

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Sedan also boasts a 4.0L turbocharged 8-cylinder engine. However, it generates merely 469 hp of power and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. Unlike, its class rivals, the engine is coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission mode.

2017 Audi RS 7 Acceleration

The 2017 Audi RS7 accelerates to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. In comparison, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 takes 4.6 seconds. The Porsche Panamera Turbo accelerates to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, 0.1 second faster than the Audi RS7.

Models 2017 Audi RS7  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63  2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
0-60 MPH 3.7 sec 4.6 sec 3.6 sec
Quarter mile 11.3 sec 11.9 sec 11.5 sec
Engine 4.0L 4.0L 4.0L
Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.8 8.4 8.4

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Sedan takes 11.9 seconds for covering a quarter-mile and the Porsche takes 11.5 seconds. The Audi RS 7 is the fastest with a quarter mile time of 11.3 seconds. CO2 emission value for both AMG C63 and Porsche Panamera Turbo is 8.4. Audi RS7, on the contrary, has a higher CO2 emission value of 9.8.

2017 Audi RS 7 Ride and Handling

The 2017 Audi RS 7 has very little ambient noise when driving at a constant motorway speed. The RS 7 is incredibly stable in turns and has incredible grip. It's a huge car, but the all-wheel drive and torque vectoring diff make it surprisingly easy to power out of curves.

Audi's Dynamic Ride Control suspension system is exclusive to the RS7 Performance. Unlike the original RS7, which has air springs, the RS7 Performance has coil springs and a system of three-mode adjustable dampers that are connected diagonally front to back. This lets you choose between Comfort and Dynamic settings. 

2017 Audi RS 7 Braking

The front brake of the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan is larger at 15.4 inches, while the rear brake is smaller at 14 inches. A 15.4-inch front brake is also included with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Sedan. The Porsche Panamera Turbo has the largest front brake in the class, measuring 16.1 inches. The AMG C63 Sedan has a slightly larger 14.2-inch brake calliper than the Audi RS7.

Model 2017 Audi RS7  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
Brake Front (in.) 15.4 15.4 16.1
Brake Rear (in.) 14.0 14.2 15.0
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4497 3782 4398
60-0 MPH (ft.) 101.0 106.0 111.0

The 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan's braking system is simply outstanding. It's powerful and well-balanced. When decelerating from 60 MPH, it allows the ride to come to a complete stop in a remarkable 101 feet. In comparison, the AMG C63 needs 106 feet to do so. The Porsche Panamera Turbo, on the other hand, has a braking distance requirement of 111 feet.

2017 Audi RS 7 Fuel Economy

6.1/10

2017 Audi RS7 offers 15 mpg in cities and 25 mpg on highways making a combined 18 mpg. The Audi offers a 19.8-gallon fuel tank and will be ab;e to go for a range of 357 miles between fuel stops. 

Model 2017 Audi RS7  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63  2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
MPG (city) 15 18 18
MPG (highway) 25 25 25
MPG (combined) 18 21 21
Fuel Capacity (gallons) 19.8 17.4  23.7

It delivers an unimpressive combined fuel economy of 18 mpg. Porsche Panamera Turbo offers a somewhat better-combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo offers the best fuel capacity at 23.7 gallons.

2017 Audi RS 7 Interior

8.7/10

"Inside, the Performance largely mirrors the standard RS7. Heavily bolstered seats hug the driver and front passenger, while the thick-rimmed, three-spoke steering wheel is the model by which all others should be judged."- Car and Driver

2017 Audi RS 7 Seating and Comfort

With eye-pleasing features, tight construction, and exceptional materials throughout, the RS 7 epitomizes Audi interior design. Carbon-fiber inlays, aluminum pedals, numerous other RS-themed touches, and ambient LED lighting round out the package.

2017 Audi RS7 Sedan offers a passenger capacity of 4. Headroom, shoulder room and legroom available in the front of the ride is 36.9, 57.2 and 41.3 inches, respectively. Shoulder room is the most among the class rivals but headroom and legroom are the least. Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Sedan offers the most headroom at 40.9 inches. Most legroom in the segment is offered by the Porsche Panamera Turbo, 43.1 inches.

Model 2017 Audi RS7  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63  2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
Passenger capacity 4 5 4
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 36.9/57.2/41.3 40.9/55.3/41.7 37.9/54.6/43.1
Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.6/55.9/37.0 37.1/55.3/35.2 34.5/2.0/32.4

Three qualities are prevalent in the interiors of the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan. These are an eye-pleasing detailing, top-quality materials use, and an intricate and concise construction. Major interior feats to the racing coupe are:

  • RS-specific carbon-fiber inlays and thoughtfully-designed aluminum pedals
  • Ambient LED lighting
  • Full comfortable sports-styled seats
  • Optional Comfort Seating package offers massaging  seats
  • Abundant legroom
  • Huge trunk space
  • Valcona leather seating with honeycomb stitching

Infotainment System

The 2017 incarnation of the Audi RS7 Sedan features Audi's proprietary Multi-Media Interface (MMI) infotainment system. Various functions and features of the system are controlled via a dash-mounted 7-inch digital display. Another way to control the system is by using the control dial present on the center console. Bluetooth, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi connectivity are available in addition to the 14-speaker BOSE Premium Sound System.

The infotainment system flaunts clear graphics, logical menus, and a touchpad for enhancing functionality. Compared to other infotainment systems, MMI is difficult, to begin with. However, once you've got the hang of it, you will love it. MMI infotainment system also provides support for voice-controlled navigation. 2017 Audi RS7 also flaunts a standard heads-up display, giving out key vehicle information like speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions.

2017 Audi RS 7 Cargo Capacity

2017 Audi RS7 Sedan single-handedly outshines the competition in terms of cargo capacity. The ride offers 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat up. The nearest competitor to the coupe is the Porsche Panamera Turbo with 17.4 cubic feet of the same. Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Sedan offers a mere 12.6 cubic feet of cargo storage.

Model 2017 Audi RS7  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63  2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3) 24.5 12.6 17.4
Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3) 49.1 N/A 46.0

Porsche Panamera Turbo boasts 46 cubic feet of storage space with rear seat folded. Once again, Audi RS7 leads with 49.1 cubic feet of the same. Cargo space with rear seat folded isn't available with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63 Sedan.

2017 Audi RS 7 Exterior

9.7/10

The 2017 iteration of the Audi RS7 has length, width and height of 197.3, 75.2 and 55.8 inches, respectively. Porsche Panamera Turbo is slightly longer with a total length of 198.8 inches. Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Sedan, on the other hand, is shorter with 187 inches in length. Panamera Turbo is wider than the RS7 Sedan with a width of 76.3 inches. AMG C63 has a width of 72.4 inches. Height for Panamera Turbo and AMG C63 is 56.1 and 56.5 inches, respectively.

Model Audi RS7  Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63  Porsche Panamera Turbo
Curb weight (lbs.) 4497 3782 4398
Length(in) 197.3 187 198.8
Width(in) 75.2 72.4 76.3
Height(in) 55.8 56.5 56.1
Ground clearance (in) 4.3 5.1 5.4
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 111.8 116.1
Track width (in) F/R 64.3/64.0 63/61 65.2/64.5

2017 Audi RS7 is a heavy ride with a total curb weight of 4497 lbs. Porsche Panamera Turbo is 99 lbs. lighter, with curb weight totaling to 4398 lbs. AMG C63 Sedan is much lighter with a curb weight of 3782 lbs. Ground clearance for the Audi RS7 is 4.3 inches. Porsche Panamera Turbo has the most ground clearance of 5.4 inches in the competition. AMG C63 has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches. Audi RS7 supports a wheelbase of 114.8 inches.

Exterior Features

2017 Audi RS7 Sedan draws elements from A7 and S7 fastback sedans. For instance, RS7 shares its long sloping profile with the A7. Despite borrowing a number of visual elements of the A7 and S7, RS7 has its own unique visuals. Important exterior feats belonging to the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan are:

  • MassiveSingleframe grille with revised lower front valence and expanded air intakes
  • Headlights with unique LED and darkened-trim designs
  • Giant rear exhaust outlets
  • Power Moonroof
  • Standard 21-inch titanium-finish wheels
  • Retractable rear spoiler
  • Optional Carbon Optics package
  • Aggressively raked roofline
  • Practical, hatchback design

2017 Audi RS 7 Safety

Neither NHTSA nor IIHS ratings are available for the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan. The ride comes with a few safety and security features. The list includes Audi pre sense basic forward collision technology, and front and rear parking sensors.

Airbags are available for the driver as well as the passengers. Moreover, there is also an airbag occupancy sensor in place. ABS and Driveline Traction Control are also available with the 2017 incarnation of the Audi RS7. Rear child safety locks are also present.

Safety Features

  • Audi pre sense basic Forward Collision
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rear Child Safety Locks

IIHS and NHTSA have not rated this car yet.

2017 Audi RS 7 Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63 Sedan vs Audi RS 7

Though not a prime competitor, 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan receives competition from the AMG C-63 Sedan. The ride flaunts a 4.0L turbocharged 8-cylinder engine complemented by a 7-speed automatic transmission mode. The 4.0L turbocharged engine is capable of generating 469 hp of power and even better 479 lb.-ft. of torque. Although the ride takes 4.6 seconds to hit the 60 MPH, it covers a quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds.

With a curb weight of 3782 lbs., AMG C63 Sedan is much lighter than the Audi RS7. Even Porsche Panamera Turbo is comparatively heavier with a curb weight of 4398 lbs. Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63 Sedan is able to come to a complete halt during panic braking at 106 feet while decelerated from 60 MPH. The ride delivers a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg, better than that of the Audi RS7 Sedan. AMG C63 Sedan supports a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

Porsche Panamera Turbo vs Audi RS 7

2017 Audi RS7 Prestige receives a formidable competition from the Porsche Panamera Turbo. The ride features a 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 engine, capable of generating 550 hp of power and 567 lb.-ft. of torque. The hearty engine is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. Panamera Turbo reaches 60 MPH in 3.6 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds. It has a CO2 emission value of 8.4, while the same for RS7 Sedan is 9.8.

Pricing options for the Porsche Panamera Turbo start from $146,900. The coupe is 99 lbs. less heavy than that of the RS7 Sedan. Despite having bigger brakes than that of the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan, Panamera Turbo takes 111 feet to stop while decelerated from 60 MPH. Comparatively, Audi RS7 Prestige stops in only 101 feet. Nonetheless, Porsche Panamera Turbo offers a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. For RS7 Sedan, it is 18 mpg.

2017 Audi RS 7 Final Verdict

No matter where you take the 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan, it will remain to be the most awe-inspiring vehicle. The ride has an appearance that can make people stop for allowing a good gaze to it. Moreover, the eye-pleasing looks are backed by a power-packed performance and luxurious interiors. Anyone behind the wheel of Audi RS7 is sure to wow from speedy acceleration and the precise cornering capability the ride packs.

In addition to luxury and performance, 2017 Audi RS7 Sedan also delivers excellent comfort coupled with up-to-date technology. Offering an impressive powertrain with a seamless transmission and a powerful AWD setup is simply superb. No matter what trim you choose, you are sure to have a wonderful driving experience. Not only the sports coupe is excellent for accelerating to fast speeds during highway cruises, but it is also a practical commuter vehicle.


2017 Audi RS 7 Sedan FAQs

How much does the 2017 Audi RS7 cost?

The 2017 Audi RS 7 is priced at around $111,600, with the RS 7 Performance model costing $130,500.

How much horsepower does a 2017 Audi RS7 have?

The base 2017 Audi RS 7 comes with 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque while the Performance variant of the RS 7 offers 605 horsepower 516 lb-ft of torque.

What engine does the 2017 Audi RS7 have?

The 2017 Audi RS 7 features the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. 

How fast is a 2017 Audi RS7?

The 2017 Audi RS7 accelerates from 0-60 MPH in an impressive 3.5 seconds. The quarter-mile acceleration is covered in just 11.3 seconds.

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