We at Ohlala magazine always share a feeling of excitement when we hear the name Audi. This world renowned, premium car brand is synonymous with high-performance, technological advancements and prestige. This month we were fortunate enough to be offered a test drive in the all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback compliments of the great team at Audi Centre Bahrain, an opportunity we swiftly and gratefully accepted.
As the RS 7 came into view, we were struck by the sporty nature of this beautifully designed vehicle. Every feature, line and curve has been carefully crafted to ensure maximum visual impact and superior performance. The gloss black, RSspecific, three-dimensional honeycomb structure of the protective grille immediately draws the eye and highlights the unmistakeable Audi badge.
The large front air inlets and vertical fins, also in gloss black, enhance the aggressive styling of the vehicle whilst the distinctive lines of the bonnet emphasise its bold design.
AUDI DELIVERS YET ANOTHER MECHANICAL MASTERPIECE WITH THE ALL-NEW RS 7
At the flanks it becomes obvious just how low this car sits to the ground and along with the flared wheel arches, hints at the sporty prowess of this vehicle. The combination of sharply defined lines and shapely curves running from front to rear, amplifies the muscular stance of the RS 7 as do the 22-inch alloy wheels.
The rear end’s curved trailing edge and light strip linking the main rear lights is a defining feature of the RS 7, as is the spoiler that extends from the tailgate when the car reaches 100km/h. The RS exhaust system with a large chromecoloured tailpipe on each side, sits beneath an RS-specific bumper complete with rear diffuser and gloss black design elements. All-in-all, a simply stunning exterior design.
As we slipped into the spacious interior, we were greeted by the comfort and support of the ventilated and heated RS sport seats, upholstered with black pearl Nappa leather. The sporty and futuristic feel of the cockpit is enhanced through the use of premium materials, with all trimmings and finishes being of exceptional quality. The RS 7 boasts a digital MMI touch response control system that comes complete with two displays and can be operated via voice control and includes a head up display as an optional extra. The perfectly designed steering wheel with flat bottom and aluminium paddle shifters feels great in hand, adding to your desire to get the car out onto the road.
Decent head, shoulder and leg room is on offer throughout the vehicle and three peoplecan sit comfortably in the back. The luggage compartment provides a base capacity of 535 litres, which can be increased to 1390 litres when the split rear seatbacks are folded down. The amount of space available in the RS 7 ensures this vehicle is practical for everyday use, whilst an array of colour and finishing options allow you to customise your vehicle to your personal preferences.
Finally, it was time to see what this beautiful monster could do on the tramac. The Audi RS 7 is powered by a 4.0 TFSI, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 441 kW and 800 Nm of torque. This allows for the car to surge from 0 – 100 km/h in a mere 3.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 250km/h. This top speed can be increased up to 305km/h with the RS dynamic package plus. With an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission as well as state-ofthe-art braking and suspension systems, the performance of this vehicle is outstanding and we always felt in complete control of the driving experience, even at high speeds and around tight bends. In fact, we had so much fun driving this vehicle, we have to rate it as one of the very best we have ever had the privilege of test driving.
As far as safety is concerned, the master vehicle architects at Audi have included an array of features to safeguard you and your loved ones. These include airbags, adaptive cruise control with speed limiter, efficiency assist, swerve assist and turn assist amongst many others. In truth, there are far too many exceptional features to be mentioned in this article and one would have to experience this car in person to truly appreciate the magnificence of this allnew Audi RS 7 Sportback.
“Every feature, line and curve has been carefully crafted to ensure maximum visual impact and superior performance”
Call Audi Centre Bahrain on 1745 9933 for more information and to book a test drive of your very own.