The Audi RS7 is one of the hottest vehicles on the road today. You’ve probably dreamed about owning one and taking it out for a spin around town, but with the hefty price tag of an RS7 you’re probably worried about your budget. While there are plenty of factors that go into determining the cost of an Audi RS7, including your state’s sales tax, this handy guide will help you understand just how much an RS7 costs in your area.
Audi RS7 ‘entry level’
Audi’s performance-focused entry-level vehicle is called a RS model, with each additional R number denoting greater performance. Audi RS7 is one level up from entry-level vehicles, but it offers top-of-the line performance. An Audi S8 has more power than a regular A8 and usually costs about twice as much. The S8 will get you to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and through that mile in 13.3 seconds at 118 mph—only 0.1 second slower than a Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet with PDK transmission, according to Motor Trend tests for each car in their 2015 best sports cars list.
Start with the basic features
The Audi RS7 is a performance-tuned version of Audi’s A7, which starts at $72,800. The base price for an Audi S7 is $69,800 and can go up to $93,000 or more depending on features. But how much does it cost to get your hands on a true super car—the Audi R8 V10 Plus? At $131,900 before tax incentives, that’s a lot of greenbacks (that don’t include options).
Audi RS7 Add in extras
The Audi RS7 is a special version of Audi’s flagship A7, but what makes it so special? After all, its engine is no different than that in any other A7. The big difference is in appearance and power. Unlike the regular A7, which comes with a V6 or V8 engine (the latter making 443 horsepower), you have to upgrade to a V10 when you order an RS7.
Add in optional extras
Cars are customizable these days. In fact, if you’re buying a new car, chances are you can upgrade and add on things you don’t have to have but would like to have. This is especially true for luxury brands like Audi, where customers expect some say in how their cars are made. Options range from fancy headlights to leather interiors and sound systems; even special colors may be available if you ask your dealer ahead of time. For example, when buying a new Audi RS7 it might be possible to choose from multiple colors: black, gray and silver are all options at purchase time.
Include exterior details
The Audi RS7 might just be one of our favorite sedans. With a striking design, powerful engine and luxurious interior, it’s everything you could want in a luxury vehicle. And if you haven’t already guessed, there are lots of variations to choose from depending on your personal preferences and what you’re looking for out of your vehicle. Here are some additional details about one variation in particular: The Audi S7 is a performance variant of Audi’s flagship sedan, meaning it offers all-wheel drive (as opposed to only front-wheel drive) while boasting performance-oriented upgrades such as a rear spoiler and sport seats.
Break down insurance costs
There are a few factors that go into pricing an Audi RS7 insurance policy. One is age—the older you are, the more expensive your premium will be. Another major factor is gender, which makes sense when you consider that men typically cause more car accidents than women do. How many miles you drive also matters. If you rack up a lot of driving experience, your insurer might lower your rate to account for what they perceive as greater skill behind the wheel (even if they’re overrating how good you are). On top of those variables, other costs include whether or not you smoke and how many years of accident-free driving experience—if any—you have under your belt already.
Show final price tag of Audi RS7
The 2018 Audi RS7 has a starting price of $132,000. Though high, it’s actually $2,400 less than its sticker price in 2017. If you’re looking for a deal on your 2018 Audi RS7 and you want to wait until late September or early October to get it, keep in mind that there will be a lot more models to choose from—and that could lead to better savings for you. If you buy your car at one of those times of year, you might even be able to save around $5,000 off MSRP.