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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Last updated on: June 10, 2011 12:49 IST

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The Indian car market has no doubt warmly welcomed international brands and there has never been a dearth of luxury segment cars buyers in the country.

Lat month, German car manufacturer Audi AG launched two of its premium products in India. These are Audi A7 and Audi RS 5.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Audi RS5.

With the addition of the two newcomers, Audi now has currently has around nine products in India - viz. Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A8 L, Audi A7 Sportback, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi R8 V10, Audi RS 5 Coupe, Audi TT Coupe.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Dashboard of Audi A7.

Let's see what is in these new cars that would woo the premium sedan and coupe lovers in India besides the cars that would give these cars a tough competition.

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peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Front headlamp of A7.

The luxurious Audi A7 Sportback

The Audi A7, tagged as one of the most awaited Audi cars in India is available in 3.0 TFSI Quattro Petrol and 3.0 TDI Quattro diesel variants at all Audi dealerships across India.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Rear view of A7.
Audi says that the Audi A7 Sportback 'does not have a legacy' and that the A7 has created its own definition of luxury.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Backlight of A7.

Similarly it is said that Audi A7 has been designed from scratch and the exteriors as well as the interiors have been intricately worked on.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: A7.

However, in order to be a sedan, design marvel A7 derives its exteriors from a luxurious sedan but it has a body styling of a coupe.

Despite being clad like a sedan, A7 has the space and feel of an estate.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: The rear seats of A7.

The sophisticated five-door car is 4.97 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and only 1.42 meters high, a little longer and sleeker than its rival Jaguar XF.

Audi A7 is priced Rs 64 lakh (Rs 6.4 million) onwards (ex showroom Delhi).

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: The dashboard of A7.

A7 rivals in India: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Jaguar XF R & Aston Martin DB9.

Three cars-Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2.0, Jaguar XF R Supercharged 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol, and Aston Martin DB9 6L V12 to an extent rival Audi A7 in India.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

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However, Audi A7 has bright chances over its competitor Aston Martin DB9 which is priced more than A7.

The power cravers would certainly go for the 5,000cc Jaguar XF R than contending themselves with the 2773cc A7.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

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However, Jaguar XF R comes at a price of Rs 77,60,000.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2.0L, 1998cc, 291bhp, 491 Nm, MIVEC I4 Petrol Engine car has manual transmission as compared to A7.

It is also priced much less than the A7.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Front headlight of Audi RS 5.

Coupe Audi RS 5

Audi RS 5 on the other hand is a two-door Rally Sports version coupe.

It is powered by a V8 4.2 litre twin turbo petrol engine that outputs 450hp at 3200rpm.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: Rear view of Audi RS 5.

It is with the help of this mighty power coupled with seven speed Stronic auto shifter that it touches 100kmph in just 4.6 seconds.

The Audi RS 5 has Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) Suspension system that adjusts itself as per the desired drive presets.

And, if it can catch that speed, it is easier to brake as well.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: The backlights of RS 5.

Thanks to the hi-performance braking system installed in it the Audi RS 5 is priced at Rs 76 lakh (Rs 7.6 million) -- ex-showroom Delhi.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

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Audi RS 4 vs new RS 5

The 'RennSport' 5 or the racing sports car RS5 is quite different from its predecessor RS4 which was based on the Audi A4's 'B' automobile platform.

The RS 4 was one of the fastest cars and it entirely focused on sports car features.

The present RS 5 though is based on the same design but it has undergone several changes.

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A peek into the STUNNING Audi A7 and RS 5

Image: The engine of RS 5.

RS5 rivals in India

As far as price is concerned, the Rs 76 lakh (Rs 7.6 million) coupe RS 5 has perhaps three rivals: BMW M Series, BMW 6 Series and Jaguar XKR.

Where BMW M Series is priced quite similar to RS 5, the BMW 6 Series and Jaguar XKR are priced around Rs 79 lakh (Rs 7.9 million) and Rs 88 lakh (Rs 8.8 million), respectively.

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