Audi Sport has three S-models in their portfolio including the S6 sedan, S6 Avant and S7 Sportback. Many people are tempted to discuss more the Audi S7 Sportback because of design reasons, fuel efficiency, driving comfort and engine performance. Let’s watch together in a review of the Audi S7.
After the presence of the A7 in 2012, Audi Sport also gave birth to its newest Line-Up, the S7 a year after. Driving speed and comfort are the priority in this car. Just imagine, at that time the Audi S7 came with a 4.0 Liter V8 engine plus Start / Stop technology, which was also applied to the Audi S6, Audi R8, and Audi RS7.
Audi also claims that the S7 can travel at 100 Kph in 4.8 seconds. With such performance, Audi finally has two big enemies namely the BMW 650i Gran Coupe xDrive and Mercedes-Benz CLS 550.
Right in 2016, Audi Sport provided an increase in performance on the S7. Noted that the greatest power increased by 48 HP compared to the earlier version. In total, the Audi S7 has a power of up to 450 HP with a peak torque of 406 Lb.ft, 5 HP faster than its two main competitors.
Audi S7 comes with an increase of one level higher than before. The engine changed to 2.9 Liter V6 Twin-Turbocharged which was combined with the Mild Hybrid system and Electric Supercharger. For us, this is not a matter of decline but an improvement of the Audi S7 in the Sportback line. For more information, let’s look at the Audi S7 review.
Audi S7 exterior
Type S ranks, in fact, have their own characteristics on the curves of the body that are designed very firmly, reap the praise of every eye that sees. Similarly, the exterior design of the Audi S7 combines the essence of sportiness like a Premium car and the practical side of a Hatchback. Not surprisingly, his name is known as Sportback.
In a way, the front face of the Audi S7 is one of the best designs of the many cars we have reviewed. The front grille is packed with aluminum and coated with black chrome accents. At first glance, this seems very dramatic and elegant. The results of the creation of Audi Sport as a famous designer.
A similar theme is also displayed on the side mirrors, applying aluminum material as a sporty message reinforcement. The characteristics of the Audi S7 are also very pronounced on the side of the Air Inlets and Side Sills Angular Trim style. Not to forget, the tires used are larger, measuring 20 inches, becoming the hallmark of the Audi S line type than the Audi A Line-Up.
The rear body? Honestly, we were more impressed with the large size Rear Diffuser. Interestingly, the panel is clad in luxury with aluminum so that the entire body has a matching theme. Luxurious, elegant and sporty, the opening dish before observing the overall features possessed.
Interior of the Audi S7
Observing the interior of the Audi S7, various things are dominated by black and rely on contrasting stitching. Not surprisingly, the essence of sportiness flows and adorns every side of its interior.
Honestly, from the Audi A type, we actually prefer the S7. What is the reason? The features are more complete and give a more comfortable feeling, even though driving for even a long duration. Just imagine, the Audi Virtual Cockpit on S7 has a size of no kidding at 12.3 inches. Of course, we understand together, the panel is already very capable to apply the audio features to navigation, without obstacles.
Besides having sporty characteristics, the Audi S7 seat is equipped with massage and ventilation features. Ventilation here is a feature where the seat material seems to breathe, equipped with cavities, to give extra comfort for each passenger. On the other hand, there are two seat materials that can be chosen such as Alcantara or Valcona, according to consumer choice.
Don’t forget that this car is made as a Sportback car, its ergonomic essence and practicality are seen as its main essence. In this case, when comparing to the Audi S7 luggage, there is a capacity of 530 Liters to 1,390 Liters. Is it big enough? That goes back to your driving needs. For more information, the capacity is able to accommodate up to 3 large bags.
Features of the Audi S7
The most important thing promised by Audi for the S7 model is the sensation of comfortable driving even when walking far away. That would be increasingly enhanced by this cal change. Of course, this is answered from the Audi S7 feature which is packaged quite complete.
The most special changes are on the suspension side, type S applies Damping Control as a standard feature. In this case, Damping Control works in work together with Air Suspension so that it can move dynamically to follow road conditions. Just for information, when the car drove at 120 Kph, the overall body will go down by 10 mm. This is done as an increase in aerodynamic performance when at high speed.
On the other hand, each chassis part is integrated directly with the electric, which is referred to as the Electronic Chassis Platform (ECP). Every movement will be responded to very quickly, in the range of Milliseconds (ms) intervals. This will be easily activated through a variety of driving modes that can be chosen by the driver namely Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency, and Individual.
Note from us directly, located the Audi S7 engine operation. If you look at its predecessor, the engine used is 4.0 Liter V8. But now applying 2.9 Liter V6 TFSI, of course, if judging from the numbers, this is a decrease.
But don’t get me wrong seeing this kind of thing. Because the new engine applies a smaller capacity indeed, but Twin-Turbocharged is placed with the Mild-Hybrid System (MHEV) system into a new performance. In addition to having a fairly fast acceleration, the engine is also classified as more environmentally friendly. In this case, carbon emissions were recorded at 170-g / km, an improvement for Audi products.
As for power, this car applies a total capacity of 2,967-cc with a greatest power reaching 349 HP and peak torque of 235.9 Nm. Not only is it an improvement, but the engine also has an estimated fuel consumption of an average of 6.5 liters for each distance of 100 Km traveled.
When viewed in terms of acceleration, of course, we dare say that this car has decreased. Just imagine, the earlier version accelerated from 0-100 Kph in just 4.8 seconds, while the latest version was only 5.1 seconds. A decrease of 0.3 seconds. But if you want to listen in terms of driving comfort, obviously we chose this latest model considering the suspension is more comfortable, the engine is more environmentally friendly and saves fuel.
In our opinion, the Audi S7 is a Sportback car with above-average handling performance. The latest suspension configuration also makes it more comfortable to drive even though traveling long distances though. Unfortunately, the engine performance decreased slightly, especially in terms of acceleration when compared to its predecessor. However, the good news is this latest engine has implemented Twin-Turbocharged and MHEV configurations so that it is more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. How, interested in buying this fantastic valuable car made by Audi?