Audi welcomes the potent S7 to its local A7 executive sedan offering. See specification and pricing details below…
Earlier in 2020, we spent time behind the ‘wheel of the Audi’s A7 Sportback 55 TFSI and we came away impressed with not only its packaging but also its powerful performance. Now, Audi welcomes an even more potent S7 Sportback to the fold, boasting 331 kW and 600 Nm from its 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine with a 48-volt Mild Hybrid System (MHEV) which includes a belt alternator starter and a 10 Ah lithium-ion battery stored in below the luggage compartment.
A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission catapults the S7 with quattro all-wheel-drive from zero to 100 kph in 4.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 kph. All-wheel steering is optional as is adaptive air suspension but Audi’s S sport suspension with damping control is standard. More so, for even more agility and sportier handling ability, the S7 can also be optionally equipped with a sport differential on the rear axle.
Visually, the S7 is distinguished by dark chrome and aluminium trim seen in the grille, side air inlets, front blade, exterior mirrors and rear diffuser, the former of which houses 4 exhaust outlets. High-Definition Matrix LEDs are also fitted while the animated rear LED lights are connected with a light strip for added visual presence. The S7 rides on unique 21-inch alloy wheels.
The S7 is equipped with all the 'bells and whistles' to ensure that your comfort is well taken care of.
The S7’s interior is familiar from the current A7 range and features nice-to-haves such as Audi’s Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3-inch display, MMI Navigation Plus, 4-zone climate control air conditioning, high-definition touchscreen with haptic feedback, ambient lighting with 30 colour options, Bang and Olufsen premium 3D sound system and a panoramic sunroof.
The S7 also gains S sports seats in Valcona leather with integrated head restraints and an embossed ‘S’ logo as standard but you can also choose leather and Alcantara or Valcona and Milano leather combinations as a no-cost option and the upholstery can be had in either black, rotor grey or arras red. Buyers can also choose to have multi-adjustable contour seats with ventilation and massage functions.
Other features include an S-specific layout for the digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom steering wheel, stainless steel footrest and pedal caps as well as illuminated ‘S’ sills.
In terms of driver assistance, a 360-degree camera is fitted and features such as adaptive cruise control, lane change warning and night vision assistant are particularly useful features.
Audi S7 - Price in South Africa (November 2020)
Audi S7 Sportback - R1 500 500
The S7 is sold with a 5year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.