The automotive industry is changing at a rapid speed and it a quest for new customers, one of the most popular recipes is to bring new versions. Therefore, the German luxury carmaker has prepared a plethora of new RS models for the near future. As you probably know, the RS badge stands for most capable versions of Audi models, and all of them feature exceptional performances. So far, they have been reserved for sedans, wagons and small crossovers only, but times are changing. Therefore, the 2021 Audi Q7 RS is another big novelty we expect to see from Audi’s performance department.
At this point, details about the new hi-performance version are still a mystery. However, we may presume it will go in the same direction as other RS models went, which means enhancements in various aspects, starting from a monstrous engine, upgrades mechanics and aesthetics. We expect to see this model next year.
2021 Audi Q7 RS Engine and Performance
At this point, one of the things that look pretty certain is the powertrain department. Without any doubt, the 2021 Audi Q7 RS will come with the well-known 4.0-liter twin-turboV8 engine. At this point, the exact numbers are still available, but some sources suggest it won’t go all-away up to 650 horsepower like in the Urus, but rather around 630 hp. On the other side, we have no doubt it will use the same version of an 8-speed automatic transmission, which can be found under the hood of this Lambo and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
You don’t have to be a genius to conclude that this version will be extremely fast. It’s still early to talk about numbers but count on significant improvement compared to the SQ7 version, which needs around 4.3 seconds to hit 60 mpg. With a power boost that will definitely go over 100 horses, we have no doubt it will go way under 4 seconds, though we don’t expect to match the numbers of Lamborghini Urus, which go under 3.7 seconds.
2021 Audi Q7 RS Exterior Upgrades
If you are familiar with RS models, you know that they are far more than just powerful machines. Besides the engine, these models feature all kinds of other mechanical upgrades, so we may expect the same from the 2021 Audi Q7 RS. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is suspension setup, which will be significantly upgraded, as well as brakes. Still, keep in mind that one of Audi’s quality is keeping the comfort and everyday practicality on a high level, so don’t expect as stiff and track-ready setup like in other hi-performance corporal siblings.
Of course, you may also count on all kinds of visual upgrades, which will emphasize the model’s sporty character. Some of the things that come to mind are bigger wheels with low-profile tires, new grille pattern, upgraded bumpers, exhaust pipes and more. We might see some exclusive color options as well.
As we’ve just mentioned, one of the best things about the Audi RS models is that they all tend to remain as practical as they can be. Therefore, the 2021 Audi Q7 RS will be great not just in terms of performances but also for everyday use. This means that the cabin layout will remain the same and that we won’t be surprised if the new version also comes as seven-seater. In terms of the dashboard design, we don’t expect to see any particular change, though new trims and materials are definitely something we expect to see. Of course, count upgraded seats and similar details, as well as on a pretty exclusive list of standard features.
The 2021 Audi Q7 RS will keep its everyday practicality, and besides comfort, this also refers to the utility. Therefore, count on the same numbers when it comes to cargo capacity and similar things. The current model offers around 15 cubic feet behind the third row, 37.5 behind the second and 71.6 cubic feet of the overall cargo capacity. Of course, this model will also come standard with all those goodies, including a digital instrument cluster, which may be slightly revised for this occasion. Premium audio systems, wireless charging, multi-zone climate controls are definitely something you may count on with the 2021 Audi Q7 RS.
2021 Audi Q7 RS Release Date and Price
While some RS model has already been conferment for the 2021 model year, we are still waiting to get the same kind of confirmation for the 2021 Audi Q7 RS, which will most likely come sometime in the next year. When it comes to the price, this model will definitely be significantly cheaper compared to its corporal counterparts, but count on six figures in any case. It’s not hard to conclude that key rivals will be models like BMW X5 M Competition and the upcoming AMG version of Mercedes GLE.