Intelligent performance: with Audi cylinder on demand, only four of the eight cylinders are active in partial-load operation depending on the driving conditions. The Audi valvelift system closes the intake and exhaust valves on two cylinders on each side, and switches off their injection and ignition—while the engine continues to run as powerfully as ever, all eight cylinders firing up again in an undetected instant when power is required. As a result, the consumption and emission figures are noticeably improved. The 4.0 litre V8 TFSI engine features a start-stop system and recuperation, and excels with its spontaneous responsiveness and extraordinary power delivery over the entire engine speed range.
Sportiness that must be felt to be believed. The new Audi RS 7 Sportback performance boasts incredible driving dynamics.
The 8-speed tiptronic constitutes an automatic transmission with rapid gear changes and high efficiency. Thanks to the Dynamic Shift Program (DSP) controlled with shift paddles, the gear changes take place in the optimum engine speed range—reducing power flow losses while you enjoy agile motoring. The tiptronic comes with a sport program (S) or manual mode for an even more dynamic driving style.