Audi has given mostly cosmetic facelift to the premier model in its Sportback range with most of it, including carbon packages—grille and brakes—coming as option. The 2015 Audi RS7 Sportback will have optional matrix LED headlights, like in the A8/S8 facelift and also in the revised A7/S7 Sportback models. The only difference being that the RS7 will have a darker trim.
The tweaks on the body are hard to notice though, with the most eye-catching change being the single-frame honeycomb front grille. It comes with sharper corners and extra choices—with Audi offering glossy black, matte aluminum and carbon packages as options. A couple of more changes are visible outside, including slightly altered air inlets on the front bumper. There are fresh paint options too—Sepang Blue, Mythos Black, Glacier White and Floret.
Inside there are small changes on the instrument panel. The RS7 will come with updated shift paddles and MMI infotainment system. The air outlet controls have undergone a bit of tweaking too. The RS7 facelift model will ride on 20-inch forged alloy wheels, with Audi providing 21-inch set in three color finishes as option. The car can also be configured with carbon fiber ceramic disc brakes, but it comes at an additional cost.
The power source of the RS7 remains the same—a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter TFSI engine with cylinder-on-demand technology. It generates 560 PS of power at 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) and will push the RS7 Sportback from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds. With the optional dynamics package, the car can hit a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). The power from the engine is channeled through the quattro all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. The RS7 runs 24.8 miles to a gallon US (29.7 mpg UK or 9.5 liters / 100 km).
The revised RS7 will be on sale in the third quarter of 2014, and will be priced 113,300 euros in Germany.