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New all-wheel-drive RS7 Sportback mixes 552bhp punch of the RS6 with sleek looks of the A7, but rivals like the Porsche Panamera offer a more composed and complete package

The Audi RS7 Sportback is yet another addition to the manufacturer’s rapidly growing high-performance ‘RennSport’ – racing sport – range.

You might view this continual increase in the number of derivatives as muddying the water, but there is reasoning to the seeming madness.

The Audi RS7 Sportback features a superb powertrain

The RS7 is designed to offer the performance and capabilities of the RS6 Avant in a sleeker, more desirable coupé-looking bodystyle.

With the RS6’s powertrain underpinning the body of the A7 Sportback, Audi has created a four door, four-seat hatchback with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, eight-speed automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive.

It’s an impressive combination, one that promises substantial performance and all-weather tractability thanks to the improved traction offered by Audi’s quattro system.

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