2015 Audi S7 Overview
- Performance oriented version of the A7
- 420-hp, twin-turbo V-8 engine offers plenty of power
- Quattro all-wheel drive is standard
The 2015 Audi S7 takes everything good about the A7 and adds a larger engine and more performance oriented features to the equation.
The S7 shares its unique shape with the A7. It’s not really a sedan (too sleek), or a coupe (too many doors), and has a liftgate out back. We’ll call it a four-door hatchback in the absence of a real name. 19-inch wheels come standard, with 20-inch cogs optional. Out back, you’ll find quad exhaust tips, a powered rear spoiler that deploys at higher speeds for added stability, LED taillights, and a power liftgate. The front headlights features LED tube accents that are Audi’s signature with a full LED setup optional.
Power for the S7 comes from Audi’s 420-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 which outputs 406 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Quattro all-wheel drive and a sporty differential that throws more power to the back are standard, as is an adaptive air suspension. The S7 runs from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and still gets decent fuel economy, 17/27 mpg city/highway.
The inside of the S7 is business as usual when it comes to Audi, with elegant styling and upscale materials. The one-piece sport bucket seats are diamond-stitched, coated with leather, and heated; the standard tilt/telescoping multifunction steering wheel is trimmed in leather and controls the audio system. Audi’s MMI system with navigation plus and an eight-inch LCD display is standard, as are a 14-speaker Bose stereo system, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB/iPod port. The options list includes ventilated seats, Bang & Olufsen sound system, massaging seats, and even a heads-up display for nighttime driving.
New for 2015 is a standard head-up display that helps the driver keep their eyes on the road. Also standard are eight airbags (including front knee airbags), which can be upgraded to ten by adding a pair of rear side-impact airbags if desired. There are a few extra safety technology goodies available as options, including lane assist, corner-view cameras, and radar-guided cruise control.