2013 Audi S7 Sedan at Fletcher Jones Audi in Chicago
Showing its competitors the door
With some luxury automakers still busy with the question of how to make the best four-door coupe, the answer has already arrived in the form of the Audi S7. Under its skin lies a 420 horsepower V8, sport-tuned suspension, and a fortified version of Audi quattro® all-wheel drive, making it an ace in all matters performance. Yet one of its greatest features stands in plain sight a unique tailgate door whose design endows the S7 with the further advantages of generous luggage capacity and unusually comfortable rear seating, not to mention one of the most sensuous shapes on the road. Consider the Audi S7 proof that comfort, practicality, and performance supremacy can coexist in one stunning package.Dressed with appropriate audacity
To make the most of the daring shape, Audi designers gave the S7 a number of exclusive design cues. An S-specific Audi Singleframe® grille, aluminum-optic mirror housings and adaptive xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights make for a prominent entrance; black brake calipers and quad exhaust outlets help signal its sporting intentions. Pay attention, for these are the cues that indicate the presence of an Audi that can outrun, outhandle, and pretty much outdo the vast majority of cars on the road today.Abundant with space, surrounded by grace
Having an artful body shell often entails a sacrifice in functionality, but with the S7 Audi designers were able to create a visually pleasing roofline while still preserving rear headroom resulting in a cabin that treats all four passengers with equal generosity. The advantage extends to luggage capacity, which at 24.5 cubic feet is 60 percent more voluminous than its closest competitor. The S7 is also a sensory delight with its genuine wood and aluminum trim, LED accent lighting, and Valcona leather-lined heated front seats. Those seats can be had with ventilation and massage functions; four-zone automatic climate control gives all passengers the benefit of custom-tailored comfort.A ferocious force to be reckoned with
When it comes to performance on the Audi S7, it's easy to get caught up in the prodigious power and breathtaking speed. Yet even with 420 twin-turbocharged horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque on tap, the engineering greatness extends far beyond the engine. The S7 rides on a sport-tuned Audi adaptive air suspension that's fittingly firm, yet exhibits the natural resilience inherent to air springs, along with the smarts to automatically lower itself for better high-speed stability. The Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system features a rear power bias for a purer driving feel, plus a torque-vectoring rear sport differential to enhance precision in cornering. Quick, vivid steering helps infuse every turn with excitement, and with its dual-clutch S tronic® transmission, the S7 makes rapid-fire shifts through its seven speeds ? a key reason its performance seems to surpass expectations.Peace of mind to go with the performance
In the S7, performance and safety go hand in hand. Its four passengers receive protection from eight standard airbags, including driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, thorax side airbags, knee-level airbags, and Sideguard® head curtain airbags (plus available rear thorax side airbags). Electronic Stability Control helps secure the car's intended path at all times, and in the event of a collision, intelligent sensors automatically unlock the doors, switch on interior and hazard lights, and cut off fuel flow to the engine.