Audi is preparing to launch the high performance version of the upcoming A7 – the RS7. According to Autocar, A7 will be presented for the first time to the public at the Paris Auto Show this fall, not at Moscow – RS7 will join the lineup at the end of the year.
The RS7 Sportback will be the top model running a 580bhp version of Audi’s naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 engine in combination with the new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Other models will be outfitted with V6, V8 and V10 petrol and diesel engines.
Audi design director Stefan Sielaff told that the S and RS performance variants of the Audi lineup will have more visual differentiation over the standard models than the current range. He also explained that the cars would have more aluminum and carbon-fiber trim inside the cabin to emphasize their performance aspect to occupants.