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2016 Audi RS7 For Sale | Performance Upgrades

We’ve got another tuned and mean Audi today. This blacked-out 2016 Audi RS7 looks fantastic and has the performance to back it up. The already overpowered stock 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is good for 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Why not throw some mods on it though? More to come.

black rs7 side view
Highlights
Model: 2016 Audi RS7
Location: Lincoln, Alabama
Miles: 92,000
Price: $47,500
Seller Type: Private Party
Listed On: Facebook Marketplace
Something Unique: Tuned with over 700 horsepower

I’m a manual enthusiast and purist at heart. It’d be fun to at least have a manual option. I’ll concede the RS7 is almost certainly better suited to Audi’s 8-speed automatic transmission with its power output and the ability to use it comfortably on a family run. The competing BMW M cars, being either the M5 or newer 8 series gran coupe and M8 models, don’t have manual options likely for the same reasons.

Audi RS7 door sill

Want to win that spontaneous city or highway drag race? Take this all wheel drive system, these 4 doors, 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space, and the family with you. I’m sure the fuel economy will be abysmal given the tune, but does fun ever come for free? Just cut some subscriptions out somewhere and focus on what matters.

Performance Upgrades

An APR stage 2, Eventuri intake, and APR downpipes are really all that’s needed to unlock this motor. It definitely doesn’t have the light weight that sports cars do so that extra power could come in handy. I’m not sure for what but you’ll probably think of something.

That extra power is legitimately extra power. The 93 pump gas tune 709 horsepower at the crank and 797 lb-ft of torque. We’ve seen similar numbers in another 2014 RS7. I just want to reiterate how excessive these numbers are and how jealous I am that I don’t have a car touching that.

Audi RS7 Eventuri intake

You certainly won’t be making any stealthy pulls with the snarling exhaust note this lets out. Here’s a clip of a very similar RS7 with some idling and revs.

The stock RS7 0-60 time is a tick below 3.5 seconds. With sticky enough tires and ideal conditions, this should be launching sub 3’s. People have reported nearly 2.5 second times on their track days with similar builds. Those are actual supercar specs. Maybe you’d grab that in a Twin-Turbo R8.

That’s just dumb fast. I’m not saying you should, but you could cut your current school drop-off round trip in half. I’d be in over my head with this amount of straight-line speed.

Reliability when running a tune this aggressive is always going to be a question. 93,000 does not a new car make. It’s always a question of relativity, is it worth the extra fun? That will have to be your call, but the stock RS7 powerplant is surprisingly more reliable than you may expect.

Exterior

My style isn’t for everybody and that’s fine. However, this black-on-black RS7 is an objectively attractive car.

all black 2016 audi rs7

The 21″ HRE RC1 wheels look perfect. These are legitimate, expensive, forged wheels, and their quality shows. I much prefer these to the stock 21-inch 5-spoke wheels. They’re wrapped in the always popular Michelin Pilot Sport 4s.

Audi 21 inch HRE RC1 black wheel

It’s also got both a carbon front and rear diffuser and the standard dual oval exhausts. Everything about this car looks sleek and mean at the same time.

Audi RS7 with carbon front diffuser

The looks should last with a ceramic coating and a 9 year warranty to boot. If the fastback isn’t one of your favorite body styles, as a friend, I’m concerned for you.

2016 Audi RS7 blacked out rear view

Given the carbon diffusers and the red calipers, it’s possible this is a Performance Prestige trim. If you’re interested, grab the VIN and check it. In any case, the original retail price was $108,000 for just the Prestige. Add in the extra packages here, and/or the maybe higher trim level, and you’re well above that. As always, a salute to depreciation.

RS7 Interior

To complete the black-on-black look, the interior has to match. There are a few carbon fiber accents, and the front seats have embroidered RS7 logos. The steering wheel is on par for the segment, though I’m still a little bit biased toward the BMW M ones.

rs7 all black interior

The seats are in good condition and have held up over the years, showing only a small bit of wear on the driver’s side.

rs7 embroidered seat

It’s got quad-zone climate control settings so that your kids won’t have to argue about how the appropriate temperature. There has got to be intrinsic value in that.

Rear dual-zone climate control

2016 RS7 Takeaways

The miles are on the high side for a German performance and luxury car that’s out of warranty. It’s also possible this will take another big depreciation hit once it rolls over 100,000 miles. A new Audi RS7 will still run you more than twice this car, so I’d make a case that this could still be a good deal.

This car will eat up on ramps and toll roads! You’re definitely going to be paying at the pump, likely running well below the EPA estimates for gas mileage with the aggressive tune. If it’s you’ve got a far commute, maybe that’s a problem. We once had a Lexus GX470 that was doing like 12 MPG. I’d gladly take that hit again for this car.

This is a driver’s car you can still get practical use out of. You should know by now, I’m a simple person, and that’s all it takes to get me on board. To the owner, good luck with the sale! To the buyer, I’m jealous. Check it out here.