The RS 7 Sportback performance offers an increase in power. Its 4.0 TFSI engine outputs up to 445 kW (605 hp) and delivers up to 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft. Thanks to the overboost feature, the driver can even retrieve a short-term torque of up to 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft). The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes only 3.7 seconds. While Audi limits the top speed to 250 km/h (155.3 mph) by default, dynamic package plus makes up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph) possible. Fuel consumption remains unchanged at 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers (24.8 US mpg), corresponding to 221 grams CO2 per kilometer (355.7 g/mi).
Numerous design details underscore the special position of the new RS 7 Sportback performance. Besides the air inlet ducts with quattro logo and distinctive add-on parts with a matt titanium look, they include the exclusive Ascari blue, metallic paint finish as well as a color-coordinated design package for the interior.