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Audi RS7 review

£113,885 - £131,285
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Published: 19 Sep 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Want proof this is the 365-days-a-year car Audi claims it to be? You can now pull trailers (up to 2,100kg in weight) with it. Redesigned air suspension has made room for a tow bar, to the delight of maybe six of you reading.

For all its mild-hybrid claims, this isn’t a car that you’ll extract any guilt-appeasing emissions-free driving from. Equally, it’s one you’ll never have to worry about plugging in. Fuel economy and CO2 numbers for the Performance version – the only one you can buy in the UK in 2023 – are 22.8mpg and 281g/km respectively. 

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And there’s absolutely no way that you can leave the showroom with a new RS7 for less than six-figures these days. Ouch. The entry level Performance is currently £115,225 before options, with the ‘Carbon Black’ trim costing £124,175 and the fully loaded ‘Carbon Vorsprung’ a faintly terrifying £132,625. 

In terms of paint colours there are excellent Ascari blue or Grenadine red options that mean you don’t need to go for one of the many shades of grey, or you could fork out another £4,500 for an ‘Audi exclusive paint finish’. 

Beyond that, your big choices are whether you want the sports suspension (£1,300) and carbon ceramic brakes (£9,200). Only you know how hard you’ll drive the thing; we suspect those of you sticking to motorways and frequently driving the car with the family on board will survive without either.

Definitely worth seeing if you can test drive cars with air and sports suspension back-to-back if you’re a keener driver, though, just to make sure the latter will be tolerable on the roads where you live

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