The days of a V-10 in the RS model are gone. Presumably also the high revving V8 in the RS 4/5 will disappear. The V8 biturbo like here in the RS 7 the future belongs, if it does not lose even more than the 200 cc and then maybe two cylinders. Look at only the speed ranges of both in performance as even more in the torque.
700 Nm, two tons and 5 meters sedan are to bring with it very quickly in motion, so fast that one keeps up with a 911 Carrera S and outdistances the Cayman S. If one converts the torque values accordingly, one can see that already just under 5000 rpm 400 kW (544 hp) are available. For 3,500 or 11,400, you can use this power too, in order to reach instead of the normal 250 km/h the speed 280 and 305 km/h.
In addition to its performance qualities one can also highlight the relative economy of the engine. The engine management obviously manages so well preparing to shut down the two inner cylinders on one side and the two outer on the other side, that no changeover is noticeable. One expects thereby up to 10 percent saving.
Obviously a total spread of the converter automatic of more than 7 also shall contribute at lower CO2 emissions. With the aspired driving performance here, the way to reasonable emissions is still far. How could it, even if the torques be distributed still so elegant on the two axes, by the way with only 40 percent forward in normal driving, Audi as rear-wheel drive and BMW soon as front-wheel drive.
In the video below you see the air spring system as probably the more elegant alternative to the RS-steel suspension. And if 20 inches with 35s cross section are still not enough one takes 21 inches with 30s tyres. What is there for tuner to tune yet? And nevertheless, a car up to 305 km/h fast with up to 1400 liters of load capacity remains a curiosity.
On the one hand it's astonishing how much technique such a car has on board, but also what all can be ordered separately at this price. Up to 5000 you can spend on special paintwork, not so much for even larger rims. In contrast, the LED headlights are standard, a useful thing. For almost the same extra charge as previously for these headlights, you can get the exterior mirror housings in carbon.
As a normal driver you would have to get used to a surcharge for special leather of up to 8,500. A total of about 10,000 are additionally possible for the seats. In contrast, roof liner and steering wheel in leather are still rather inexpensive. For Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers you pay about 6000 , the ceramic brake costs 8,500 and all the assistants together much more.
That's it then. So you can increase the price of a converted A7 model in 5 hours factory work, with subsequent testing on both the role and the road, when you want, with extras once again by about 50 percent. Who would have thought that one would have chosen the special from special with this equipment line? 07/13