Audi A7 coming to Paris, V10-powered RS7 possible


Audi is preparing its next big thing, the A7 four-door coupe, for its official launch at the Paris Motor Show, this September, according to many voices.

As you know by now, the car, based on the A7 Sportback concept, will contend in this new segment with the likes of the next generation Mercedes-Benz CLS, also scheduled to appear in Paris, or the production variant of the BMW Gran Coupe concept we saw a few weeks ago.

Now, the guys at Autocar have dug up a fresh new rumor about the new Ingolstadt model: a high performance RS7 is planned and might sport the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10, currently found on the R8 or Lamborghini Gallardo.

We already knew a performance S7 would appear, but an RS7 might blow it out of the water. According to the British magazine, the engine will be mated to a dual-clutch gearbox, and will output somewhere around 580 HP, even more than the newly revealed R8 GT limited edition.

The RS7 is set to be at the top of the A7 range, which will use a variety of V6 or V8 engines, both gasoline and diesel ones, depending on the market demands.

We were already quite excited about the A7, but the promise of an RS7 of supercar-worthy performance is even more mesmerizing.

Source: Autocar

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