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2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback details and pictures

Aesthetic and efficiency improvements bestowed upon the new Audi RS 7 Sportback.

The 2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback is here, complete with a less thirsty engine, sharper aesthetic and reduced CO2 emissions. The five-door coupè is expected to go on sale in the Autumn for an as yet disclosed price.

The 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 with 560PS (552bhp) and 700Nm (516lb/ft) of torque remains unchanged from the current RS 7 Sportback. It is, however, three per cent more fuel efficient while creating four per cent less CO2 emissions, at 221g/km and 29.7mpg, respectively.

Cylinder on demand, which shuts down four cylinders when driving steadily, plays a role in the improved efficiency. Power is sent to all four wheels.

0 to 62mph takes 3.9 seconds and the top speed is 174mph as standard or 189mph when fitted with the optional dynamics package, both of which are achieved with the help of an eight-speed tiptronic transmission.

The front of the 2015 Audi RS 7 has Matrix LED headlights with integrated indicators, a first for the model. There’s also Audi’s trademark single-frame grille and a revised interior, which features an upgraded MMI Plus infotainment system, redesigned ventilation controls and revised gear shift paddles.

Floret silver, Glacier white, Mythos black, and Sepang blue make up the new paintjobs available. You can also specify between matt aluminium, gloss black and carbon packages to make the RS 7 Sportback look more distinctive.

20-inch alloys are standard, or you can spend a few quid and get 21-inch cast aluminium variants in a choice of three different colours. Carbon fibre-ceramic discs are also available if the standard ventilated brake discs are too tame for you.

2015 Audi RS 7 Sportback pictures

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