Audi RS7 Lease Deal
With a sleek, fastback body, 20-inch wheels and aggressive styling mods, the Audi RS7 could get by on looks alone—but as an RS model, that’s not necessary. This Audi lease deal packs a spectacular twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 560 hp, a performance-tuned eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive, and a lowered suspension. For more power, the RS7 Performance makes 605 hp. While the six-figure price tag is not cheap, the RS7 is as close as it gets to an R8 supercar with four doors and a hatch. Continue reading to discover why our auto lease brokers consider this one of the best luxury lease deals on the market – and they can get it to you for the cheapest price guaranteed.
Audi RS7 Performance
Few would call the 560-hp Audi RS7 underpowered. Yet Audi still felt it necessary to breathe more grunt into the RS7’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. Dubbed the Audi RS7 Performance, the 605-hp model was introduced last year. Its extra power comes courtesy of a new turbocharger design, more efficient intercooler heat exchangers, a reprogrammed engine computer, and revised camshafts that activate new exhaust valves. A maximum of 553 lb-ft of torque is available from 2500 rpm to 5500 rpm in a temporary overboost mode. Normally, the engine makes 516 lb-ft at 1750 rpm and rides a wave that peaks at 6000 rpm—500 rpm higher than the standard car’s peak and only 800 rpm short of redline.
Specific to the RS7 Performance is Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control suspension system. Unlike the standard RS7, which uses air springs, the RS7 Performance features traditional coil springs paired with a set of three-mode adjustable dampers that are connected diagonally front to rear. When placed in the softest damper setting (Comfort), the RS7 Performance’s ride quality can induce backaches. Switch to the stiffest setting (Dynamic) and you’ll want to invest in a brace. The upside is that the Audi’s body roll is kept to a minimum.
Inside, the Performance largely mirrors the standard RS7. Heavily bolstered seats hug the driver and front passenger, while the thick-rimmed, three-spoke steering wheel is the model by which all others should be judged. The meaty wheel is connected to a quick 13.0:1 rack that’s nicely weighted but ultimately, and sadly, devoid of much road feel.
The Audi Design Selection package, exclusive to the RS7 Performance, adds striking blue inlays to the car’s carbon-fiber interior trim and blue stitching to the black leather and microsuede seats. The package is a no-cost option, but it requires that you first spring for the $3000 black microsuede headliner. All RS7 Performance models come standard with four-zone climate control, a sunroof, navigation, a head-up display, a 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster, and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen that’s controlled by Audi’s MMI system. A $2450 Driver Assistance package fitted to our test car added active safety items such as adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights.