Audi's S7 Sportback takes the luxurious four-door A7 saloon and up-rates its performance for enhanced thrills when moving up through the gears. It also arrives with various styling tweaks to lift the appeal of this stunning executive model even higher.
The Sportback is characterised by its gently curving roofline which adds a sporty coupé-like shape to the rear. The remaining back section gets dual twin-exhaust pipes built into the diffuser, with a gentle fold stretching from here to the striking front fascia. Either side of the trademark Audi grille sit all-weather LED headlights which safely illuminate the road ahead in all conditions without dazzling oncoming motorists. Stylish 20-inch star design alloy wheels carry the car confidently, and sit in front of S7-branded matt black brake callipers to tie up the elegant exterior.
Inside a spacious cabin there are examples of uncompromising Audi craftsmanship wherever you look. You sit on an 'S' Super Sport seat clothed in Valcona leather and clasp an 'S' sports steering wheel with contrast stitching and an S7 emblem. On top of these style details the S7 Sportback also boasts plenty of practical features, notably the 535-litre boot which expands to 1,390 litres when the rear bench is folded.
From your position at the head of the cockpit it's simple to control the saloon's many advanced functions by touch alone. SD card-based MMI Navigation with a 6.5-inch colour display is found alongside an Audi Music Interface boasting iPod® connectivity, to join the MMI Radio Plus and DAB digital radio. Choosing your preferred entertainment source is therefore straightforward, and making each journey simpler is keyless go, which enables the engine to be started with the key remaining in your pocket.
Another example of cutting-edge Audi technology is found under the bonnet in the shape of a 4.0-litre TFSI quattro engine. The V8 unit is the sole powertrain choice for the S7 Sportback as it's all you need to extract maximum enjoyment from every journey. The V8 unit produces 444bhp and 550Nm of torque which it channels through a seven-speed S tronic gearbox, engineered to combine the best features of manual and automatic transmission. The sprint from a standing start to 60mph is completed in less than 4.6 seconds, before a limited top speed of 155mph is reached.
The addition of Audi's renowned quattro all-wheel drive system helps the S7 Sportback grip superbly well on the road, meaning safer performance even in testing conditions. The innovation is aided by an 'S' model enhanced braking system plus Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and hill hold assist, which work to help you avoid incidents. If one were to occur the six strategically-placed airbags and ISOFIX anchor points protect all occupants.
Learn more about the head-turning S7 Sportback with the help of John Clark Audi. Enquire with our Aberdeen or Dundee dealership to schedule your next test drive soon.