Standard equipment and features on the RS7 include RS body styling, 20-inch alloy wheels, Audi's 'Drive Select' system, heated electric seats, full LED headlights, a head-up display, Audi's MMI infotainment system with sat nav, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and DAB radio, along with a Bose 14-speaker sound system, parking sensors, a reversing camera, an electric sunroof, four-zone climate control and wheel-mounted shift paddles.
The RS7 Performance models get a sports exhaust system, bigger 21in alloy wheels, a fetching leather and Alcantara interior and titanium exterior trim.
The price is tempting too, at £85,485 for the standard model. That’s considerably less than many of its rivals. The catch, however, is that the options rapidly crank the price up.
We tested a car fitted with upgrades including a sports exhaust, the ‘Dynamic Package Plus’ - which ditches the air suspension and replaces it with conventional dampers and steel springs, interconnected by a hydraulic system to reduce pitch and roll, raises the speed limiter to 189mph, adds carbonfibre-ceramic brakes and dynamic steering - and a carbonfibre styling package, all of which resulted in a total price of over £115,000. That's more than the likes of the V8-engined Maserati Quattroporte GTS.