2021 Audi RS 7

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2021 Audi RS 7 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: August 10, 2020
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One of the most strongly appealing cars in the segment, the Audi RS7, reutrns for 2021. But stronger appeal brings in equally strong rivals in this competitive world and segment. To break a nose-to-nose fight, the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback will find Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mercedes AMG GT63, and BMW M8 Gran Coupe lined next to it. The RS7 is a new model to the second generation A7 lineup and only comes in one trim with a price tag of $114,000.

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Pros

Powerful V8 motor

Enticing performance

Great looks

Cons

Cabin Space isn't adequate enough

What's New?

Return of the RS7

New Twin Turbo V8

Bases on the Seconds generation A7


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2021 Audi RS 7 Detailed Review video
2021 Audi RS 7 Interior video
2021 Audi RS 7 Exterior video

Styles

2021 Audi RS 7 in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Audi RS 7 Base

Base

power
591@6000
fuel
Gasoline Direct Injection
mpg
19 combined

$114,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $114,000 MSRP (14/19/24) 591@6000, 4 L, Gasoline Direct Injection
8-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


2021 Audi RS7 is the stylish and sportier sibling of the gentleman's coupe, the A7. With a unique styling gradient that ensures each head turns and drools this German machine artistic piece. A standalone trim fulfills each buyer's wishes, from powerful hybrid powertrain to breath-taking luxurious interior and quality tech.

Audi RS 7 Sedan Front View
Audi RS 7 Sedan Rear View

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2021 Audi RS 7 Features

Single standalone trim for the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback for a price tag of $114,000 only, this high-performance sedan makes even the choosy buyers smile with glee. The Audi RS7 Sportback packs a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that stands apt for the sportiness of this German mean machine. Big screens, Valcona leather upholstery speaks up for the interior luxury. While LED headlights with laser lights and stylish slimline taillights let no one forget this beauty.

Trim

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

MSRP

$114,000

Key Features

21-inch Aluminum Alloy wheels with performance tires

 

Dual infotainment screens (10.1-inch upper, 8.6-inch lower)

 

12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit Digital Driver Screen

 

Heated and Ventilated front seats with memory

 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HomeLink integration

 

Valcona Leather upholstery

 

LED Headlamps with laser light and animation and LED taillamps with animation only

Tagged as a "luxury sport sedan" the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback lets each accessory their Audi sedan with choices in seating, interior accents, door trims, cutting-edge wheels. While packages like Black optic package, Carbon optic package, Individual Contour seating packages, Executive Package, Driver assistance package adds levels of refinement in driver assistance, interior showcasing, and the exterior styling.

2021 Audi RS 7 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Every time a car rolls out or stops with the popular "Four rings" emblem embedded; trust automatically soars to the skies. The Germans love their cars and know pretty much about terms like reliable, enduring, robust are synonyms to the German automobile technology. With the same heightened trust, the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is a loving but also a sporty approach to a sedan.

Reliability and Ownership cost

Both RS and S badged Audi vehicles are generations old and always been a popular choice and impressive sales records are the proof for the same. "The Four Rings'' are a technological marvel since it starts, strong build quality, and assured safety features follow the former with matching footsteps. The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback will be no exception getting under the German upbringing. The Ownership cost for the new RS7 is still unknown since it is a new model based on the second-generation A7. The previous generation of the RS7 had an ownership cost of over $30,000. 

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback starts with a hefty price tag of $114,000 that looks worth the sport luxury sedan primarily for dashing outfits, exclusively attractive interior packing and goosebumps worthy power. Words fall short for the supreme trust that the German automotive giant, Audi has built on this planet that its vehicles are heard skidding or pass-by like a true gentleman around corners of the world. Safety has been as important to Audi as has juicing its vehicle with charts-off performance. Reliable driver assistance, primary safety features go hand-in-hand in the International famous Audi vehicles like the latest 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback.

Warranty

Like the other German rivals, mainly BMW and Mercedes, the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback offers warranties and protects its products simultaneously with the owners. However, the "Four Rings" lags a little bit on the complimentary warranty.

Criteria

Period

Limited Warranty

Four Year or 50,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

Four Year or 50,000 miles

Complimentary Warranty

One Year or 10,000 miles

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback supports the buyers with its Limited warranty of four years or 50,000 miles. The powertrains warranty assures unbreakable enthusiasm of power for four years or 50,000 miles. Rivals like BMW and Mercedes offer shorter plans while Porsche walks at the same pace on warranty terms.

Miles Per Dollar

In this we will be factoring the annual maintenance cost and how many miles the car runs on average in a year. The annual maintenance figures for the new model are not known at the moment. However, if we go by the average annual maintenance cost of Audi vehicles, you get a Miles per Dollar ratio of 45 miles for a dollar for the first year. Which is the best compared to its rivals!

2021 Audi RS 7 Buying Advice

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback has real freakishly tough competitors' eyes on it, which includes top brands like Mercedes, BMW, and also Porsche. The standalone trim of 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback already loads in premium material that makes a $114,000 price tag worth spending, but additional packages can take the bill as high as $152,445. Followed by Audi's reputation in the automotive world, there are no chances that the RS7 Sportback will fail to impress, behind the wheels, or from the rear seats as well.

Is buying a used 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback a good idea?

Audi's premium-quality drive never degrades that easy. But to remember that, every vehicle loses 12% to 15% in the first year, a second hand 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback could be a brilliant deal, but way too dreamy to find one.

2021 Audi RS 7 Engine and Performance

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback will be the recent addition to the German giant's high-performance lineup. With the likes of Audi R8, an exhilarating experience sports car, the RS7 Sportback also stands head tall based on strong performance output, to be an unbelievably luxurious and comfortable ride.

Audi RS 7 Sedan  Engine

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback hides a fire breathing 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that generates an output of 591 hp max power and 590 lb.-ft of torque.

Models

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe 

Base MSRP

$114,995

$153,000

$140,250

$130,000

Engine

4.0L twin-turbo V8 

4.0L twin-turbo V8

4.0L twin-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

9-Speed Dual Shift Automatic

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

Horsepower

591-hp

550 hp

577 hp

600-hp

Torque

590 lb.-ft

567 lb.-ft

590 lb.-ft

553 lb.-ft

The engine is mated with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission which is quick and does not loiter, and the all-wheel-drive power division gives exceptional sportiness and agility to the sport luxury sedan. The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback lands the second spot with the mighty BMW M8 Gran Coupe leading the pile with 600-hp peak power, while both Porsche and Mercedes fail to overpower the RS7.

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback Acceleration and Braking Performance

Power and speediness are never out of question for being on the top. The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is quick enough to sprint from halt to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Not only that, but the sedan also covers a quarter-mile patch in easy 11.2 seconds and tops a freakishly fast 190 mph.

Audi RS 7 Sedan Accelerate 0-60 MPH Just in 3.5 Sec.

The quick accelerations also desire strong braking capabilities. Hence, Audi's ceramic braking plates and brake calipers safely ensure that the sedan comes to halt in 101 ft when brakes are applied at a 60-mph speed.

Models

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe 

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.5

3.6

3.3

3.1

Quarter mile(sec)

11.2

13.6

11.0

11.4

Top Speed(mph)

190

180

193

156

60-0 MPH (ft)

101

111

NA

NA

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is a slight disappointment next to BMW with 3.1 seconds for 0-60 mph sprint, even the Merc brags ahead, while Porsche is just a rear-view reflection on a quarter-mile patch.

2021 Audi RS 7 Fuel Economy

With the tag of "luxury sport sedan" fuel efficiency is hardly expected. Still, a 14 mpg on city traffic and a 24 mpg on highway runs marks an apt efficient run for the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback. A 19.8-gallon fuel tank ensures a hassle-free 367 miles combined range for the sport luxury sedan. 

Model

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe 

MPG (city)

14

18

15

15

MPG (highway)

24

25

20

21

MPG (combined)

19

21

17

17

Fuel tank capacity (mpg)

19.8

23.7

17.4

20.1

Range (city/highway) (miles)

277/475/367

426/592/497

261/348/295

301/422/347

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is the last sedan on the fuel-efficient board, while the Porsche takes the top position with the best figures while BMW and Mercedes decide to tie-up at the second spot. 

2021 Audi RS 7 Interior

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback opens the doors to a four-passenger capacity cabin, which is top-charted with premium quality materials obligatory to mention. The seats that welcome the occupants are sports seats well wrapped with smooth Valcona leather honeycomb contrast stitching available in four shades. Additional, Individual Contour Seating package adds comfort with Heated and ventilated 18-way power individual contour front seats including power lumbar adjustment, seat memory, and massage functions with the same leather wrappings. The cabin can be transformed into a 5-passenger capacity with the buyer's will.

 2021 Audi RS 7 Sedan Front Seat

The decorative aluminum anthracite inlays shine the interior including the dash, headliner, and doors, which can be upgraded to sport Carbon twill structure inlays. The executive package gives a more professional outlook to the insides with Fine Nappa leather on the instrument panel, door rails, door armrest, and center console. Also, a $3,000 extension in the bill adds a beautiful black Alcantara headliner to seal the deal for the interiors.

Model

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe 

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

36.9/57.2/41.3

37.9/54.6/43.1

40.8/57.8/NA

40.6/57.2/42.1

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

36.6/55.9/37

34.5/52/32.4

38.2/57.2/NA

37.1/54.6/36.6

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback feels short of space next to spacy sedans like BMW M8 Gran Coupe and Mercedes AMG GT 63. While all the sedans offer best-in-class quality material used inside.

How is the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback infotainment system?

The Audi is probably the most technologically advanced in the VW owned group, hence the same reflects in the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback. The center is occupied by MMI touch response with dual center displays which includes a 10.1-inch in the upper and 8.6-inch in the lower part of the dash. Also, a wide 12.3-inch instrument cluster innovatively delivers vehicle feedback information such as temperature readings of a host of vehicle systems. The instrument cluster can be slid to RS performance 1, RS performance 2, and RS sports command system accordingly.

2021 Audi RS 7 Dashboard

The standard features like Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, Audi connect CARE assistance and security services, Audi connects PRIME and Audi connect PLUS online services, HD radio, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, and HomeLink fill-in as an advanced level of technological supremacy. Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System with 16 speakers, 15-channel amplifier, and 705 watts fills the cabin with best in quality sound, which can be upgraded to a bigger 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System for obsessed audiophiles. A head-up display can also be added as optional.

2021 Audi RS 7 Exterior

The sporty and aggressive looking 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback catches attention easily in traffic. The front HD matrix-design headlights with Audi laser light can attract ladies even without a wink, also the sleek line LED taillights are borrowed from a corporate friend named Bugatti, but still suits the best of the RS7 Sportback. RS-style Singleframe grille pattern fills in the front fascia, while the rear is easily recalled by dual sport exhaust outlets.

2021 Audi RS 7 Third Quarter View 

The aggressive lines travel front to back gaining a very stylish and desirable stance to the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback. 21-inch 10-V spoke Aluminum Alloy wheels with summer performance tires chips in for rolling out the Audi luxury sport sedan in the best possible way. The sloping Sportback styles fit best on the RS7.

Model

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe 

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4497

4398

4343

4480

Length (in.)

197.3

198.8

199.2

200.9

Width (in.)

75.2

76.3

76.9

76.5

Height (in.)

55.9

56.1

57

55.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.3

5.4

4.9

5.1

Wheelbase (in.)

114.8

116.1

116.2

119.2

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is the heaviest yet the shortest sedan on the list. The lesser length takes away comfortable inches from the cabin space. The front and rear both feel confined in terms of both headroom and legroom.

2021 Audi RS 7 Safety

The Audi badge itself assures top-notch build quality and safety assurance. But still, the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback fits in safety features like ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Adaptive Rollover Control, Advanced Dual Stage SRS Airbag System, Adaptive Cruise Assist, Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view to assist the one behind the wheel. But the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is yet to undergo crash tests under NHTSA or the IIHS for ratings.

2021 Audi RS 7 Competition

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback vs. 2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback outpowers the Porsche Panamera Turbo and also has an acquired swift capability. While the Audi disappoints when compared to the Porsche in terms of interior spacing or fuel-efficiency.

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo

However, best-in-class performance, premium interiors, and an attractive, dashing, and also aggressive outfit assist Audi RS7 Sportback to outshine the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback vs. 2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

The German rival Mercedes AMG GT 63 is quicker and roomier as compared to the Audi RS7 Sportback and also delivers better economic figures.

2020 Mercedes AMG GT 63

But when it comes to power, the Audi RS7 Sportback comes out a winner at the end of the day. Both German luxury sport sedans offer high-quality interior touch and hi-tech cabin features.

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback vs. 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

The BMW M8 Gran Coupe is a perfect wanna-be ideal for the Audi RS7 Sportback. The highest power figures, the quickest sprints, the most spacious cabin, all are pen down under the Bavarian’s title.

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

The only thing that gives an edge to the Audi is its stylish outfits, with the sporty sleek line, and a well-balanced stance for agility.

2021 Audi RS 7 Final Verdict

The 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is an eye-catching car even from afar, the lust-worthy looks should be a how-to tutorial on how to make a car gorgeous, the interior touches are premium and high quality, the tech support is top-notch and with all that, comes adrenaline-rushing performance capabilities. To sum up, the 2021 Audi RS7 Sportback is worth a $114,000 price tag.