Audi has already revealed a facelifted version of the Audi A7 and S7 for 2015, and now the high-performance Audi RS7 gets similar upgrades for the European market. These changes will make their way to the U.S. market for a revised 2016 version of the RS7.
The Audi RS7 already features a significantly more aggressive front end than the A7 and S7, and this version features a different grille and front fascia for a sharper look. The black honeycomb grille is smaller, has a new trapezoidal shape, and gains more prominent “Quattro” lettering on the lower fascia which calls out Audi’s performance arm Quattro GmbH that builds the RS7. The headlights are shaped differently, too, and come standard with LED lighting technology, with Audi’s Matrix LED lighting system as optional. Out back, the LED taillights are updated, and there are also four new exterior colors including Floret Silver, Glacia White, Mythos Black, and Sepang Blue.
The interior is slightly revised as well, with a rearranged instrument panel and an upgraded MMI infotainment system. Mechanically, the Audi RS7 remains the same, as it’s still powered by the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 that makes 560 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is Quattro all-wheel drive. According to the Audi, that powertrain is good for a 3.7-second run to 60 mph, and a top speed of 174 mph.
Expect the U.S.-spec 2016 Audi RS7 to debut sometime next year sporting these various changes, other than the Matrix LED headlights which are not allowed by U.S. regulations.