Audi RS7 Sportback Debuts With 591 HP, Sultry Styling

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Americans excited for the RS6 Avant now have even more to look forward to. Ahead of the opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi today debuted its hot new RS7 Sportback. With a whopping 591 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet of torque (800 Newton-meters), it’s the most-powerful, standard RS7 Sportback to date… until the inevitable Performance package arrives. Here’s what’s new.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged, hybridized 4.0-liter V8. The 48-volt electrical system on the new RS7 Sportback is the same one you’ll find on its sibling, the RS6 Avant. Here it produces significant oomph, giving the RS7 a seriously quick 62 mile-per-hour sprint (100 kilometers per hour) of 3.6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 kmh). With the Dynamic and Dynamic Plus packages, though, that top speed figure increases to 174…

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