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Audi RS7 Sportback Performance review – interior and tech

The RS7 is laden with tech and feels beautifully built, even if the cabin design is a little unimaginative

Evo rating
  • Agile, very fast, and more entertaining than you might expect
  • Its mass eventually makes itself felt; RS6 is just as engaging, but more useful

The interior is typical contemporary Audi – all sharp lines, glossy surfaces and solid build. While it may share an awful lot with far less expensive A6 and A7 derivatives, its slick tech integration and overall build quality are strong enough to not be an overriding problem. 

All RS7s come with pattern-stitched leather seat trim as standard, with optional carbonfibre trim inlays lifting the otherwise minimalist cabin design. Audi's RS Design package brings a blend of alcantara and leather trim for the major surfaces and moves the cabin a step beyond the previous non-Performance model, which could feel a touch bare inside as standard.

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The tech is shared with other big-Audis, with the twin-screen set-up working for some and not for others. With a bit of familiarity the system is clear and responsive enough to become second nature, and generally is able to swallow complicated tech features without making the system feel bewildering to work with.

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