As we know that the concept of 2016 Audi RS7 was introduced at Los Angeles Auto Show in 2014. At this moment, it is reported that the American version of sportback will be designed with minor improvement. The changes are quite significant especially for the headlights and grille with some refreshments. For us, the main change is the powertrain. American market is possible to get more powerful engine in 2016 RS7 compared to the European market. Some unofficial sites also mentioned that there will be the modular longitudinal MLB platform to complete this car. It is designed with all-wheel drive Quattro.
2016 Audi RS7 Specs
We think that there will be some updates for both S6 and S7 around the nose. For example, the grille is a bit deeper than before with the altered dimensions. It is also completed with chromed treatment to complete the reshaped front splitter. For the headlights, 2016 Audi RS7 has new daytime running light accents. Those changes are enough to make the new hood cut line around the front side of the car looks much perfect.
Both of the prestige or premium plus trim have some enhancements around the cabin such as the new Flint gray and also Cedar brown leather, the red trimout and the bespoke cross-stitch sew pattern. For more soothing look, buyers could enjoy the full ventilated seats that are featured with comfortable design and it has the programmable five-mode massage system. In addition, you could find out the upgraded MMI voice-controlled navigation plus system that is supported with MMI touch display 8 inches in 2016 Audi RS7. For the variant with Modular Infotainment platform, there will be a standard Audi connect and also internet connection 4G LTE for integrated WI-Fi hotspot around this car.
In order to give great performance, it is possible to be supported with V8 engine 4.0 liter to produce about 450 horses and 406 lb-ft of torque which is still unchanged from the previous performance. 2016 Audi RS7 with this engine has the top speed about 155 mph. The only transmission available is dual-clutch seven-speed.
2016 Audi RS7 Release Date and Price
It is predicted that the 2016 Audi RS7 will be available in the dealership for around spring of 2015 as the 2016 model year but we found no announcement yet from the official about its price tag. The current estimation from some unofficial sites are about $108,000 to deal with some strong rivals such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.