Audi RS7 India launch #MostPowerfulAudi : LIVE coverage

Audi, the first Indian luxury car maker to achieve 10,000+ unit sales in a calendar year, will launch their high performance 4 door sportback, RS7 in India today. We bring you LIVE coverage of the event which is scheduled to commence in a few hours.

First unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March last year, the new RS7 will be the second performance variant under the ‘RS’ badge to be launched in India. Apart from these two, India also has the the S4 and S6, the high performance variants of A4 and A6 sedans.

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Powered by twin-turbocharged 4.0l V8 TFSI engine, generating 560 PS and 700 Nm torque, RS7 does 0-100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds. Though it will be the most powerful Audi car in the country once launched, being a 4 door, top speed will be limited to 305 kmph. For a powerful and fast car like that, mileage is impressive at approximately 10 kmpl, thanks to the impressive eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and their Quattro four wheel drive system.

We are on our way to the launch venue of Audi RS7 in Mumbai. The launch is scheduled to commence at 2 PM (IST) and it will be headed by Audi India’s Head, Joe King. Along with the price and images of RS7, more details from Audi India coming up. Stay tuned.

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#reminder @HondaCarIndia is launching the #Allnewhondacity tomorrow :) Stay tuned to @RushLane :)

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We are ending LIVE coverage guys, cause now we have to drive Salman’s car :P

Thank you for following our updates :) See you soon :)

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BTW, we can now boast that we sat in Salman’s #Audi :P #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Image gallery of #MostPowerfulAudi from @AudiIN. The owner is @BeingSalmanKhan dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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@BeingSalmanKhan is now a proud owner of this beauty. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman Khan has left his car to us :P lets click some pictures of #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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@BeingSalmanKhan Ready to drive #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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@BeingSalmanKhan is now sitting inside his new @AudiIN RS7 #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman is still answering questions. Do you have a question for him? #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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@BeingSalmanKhan being very funny at the @AudiIN #RS7 launch #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman will use the RS7 for daily commute. For wife and kids he jokingly adds :P #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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But, he knows she will refuse the offer :P #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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The one person Salman would love to take on a drive in his new car? His mum. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Will he take the car on track, Salman says no, as his hands tremble while driving fast cars. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Will it be Katrina? Salman says the red car will look nice with her, but he will not gift it to her. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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On being asked, who will sit in this car next to you? Salman says, it a secret. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman says this is his Jai Ho car. The name of his next movie. @JaiHoOnline #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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I asked for a red car – @BeingSalmanKhan #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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The number is MH 02 CT 2727. It’s my special red car, says Salman. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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The registration number of his new @AudiIN #RS7 is special, says Salman. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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He says, @SonuSood must have lit his own car in order to get a new car from @AudiIN :) #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman jokes about Sonu Sood’s Q7 which recently caught fire. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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If the car can go fast, it does not mean you should drive fast. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman says a driver should drive safely. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Images of @BeingSalmanKhan and @AudiIN #RS7 #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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The car you see in the images, is Salman’s #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman Khan and Joe King #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Salman Khan had the A7, and now, he is the first customer of RS 7 in India #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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@BeingSalmanKhan arrives. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Audi launched 9 cars in 2013 and introduced a manual variant for first time (Q3 S). #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Mr Joe King, Head @AudiIn takes center stage #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Or are we starting without him? #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Finally. Audio-visual presentation started. Has @BeingSalmanKhan arrived? #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Still no sign of Salman.

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Till we wait for Salman, you can listen to the sound of #RS7. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Still no sign of @BeingSalmanKhan
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And now we wait for @BeingSalmanKhan to take the center stage. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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The monster is hiding. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Brochure scans of @AudiIN RS7 #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Press release and tech-specs of Audi RS 7 #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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the launch price of @AudiIN RS7 is very close to that of @MercedesBenzInd #E63 AMG. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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2014 Audi RS7 trailer. #MostPowerfulAudi dlvr.it/4dyZN0

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Lunch-time

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Press conference was scheduled to commence at 2 PM, but it seems to be delayed.

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Audi RS7 price Rs 1.28 crores #MostPowerfulAudi
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Just saw some body guards. Is Salman around?
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We tried to get more images, but as there is some more time left for the car to be unveiled. So we are politely asked to wait outside :) More images coming your way once Audi India opens the doors again, this time officially :)

till then, you can have a look at the official teaser of RS7 below and we can go and grab something to eat.

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A closer look at the #MostPowerfulAudi
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All set for launch. That is the #MostPowerfulAudi
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And we are back inside. #MostPowerfulAudi

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Taking a break. Nothing much happening, apart from the rumor of Salman’s presence getting stronger! #MostPowerfulAudi

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Rumor doing the round, Salman Khan is going to unveil the Audi RS7 today. #MostPowerfulAudi #excited

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Finally. We have arrived at the venue. #MostPowerfulAudi India launch of RS7.

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Traffic slows us down. Welcome to Mumbai. #MostPowerfulAudi

Traffic slows us down. Welcome to Mumbai.

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#MostPowerfulAudi at the end of tunnel, we are almost there.

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And we take a snack-break. #MostPowerfulAudi

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Not much rush today, but we are in a rush. #MostPowerfulAudi here we come.

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On the Pune-Mumbai expressway. Seems like authorities are working towards improving safety.

Heading to the launch of #MostPowerfulAudi

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