Audi S7 Sportback Tweaked by ABT Sportsline, gets at Least 513-Horses


German tuning house ABT Sportsline believes that the new Audi S7 Sportback can do with some polishing up on both the styling and performance departments.

The most capable model of the A7 series, which was revealed last fall, is powered by a new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged TFSI V8 engine that generates 414hp (420PS) and 550 Nm (405.7 lb-ft).

ABT says that it is still working on the engine upgrades but it can reveal that the AS7, which is the name it has given to the modified S7, will have at least 513hp (520PS) and 650Nm (479 lb-ft) allowing the sports model to top out at 290km/h (180mph).

"Our AS7 is powerful, torquey, but also easily controllable", says Hans-Jürgen ABT, founder and CEO of the company.

The only other updates done to the car is a set of sport springs and a choice of two alloy wheel designs in sizes 20- or 21-inches.

ABT said it will release more details on the AS7 in the coming months.

Story References: ABT via Worldcarfans




Maciek Sieńko said... »July 26, 2012

It`s 1st car which I want to have... beatiful car...

RGT said... »July 26, 2012

6-Series GranCoupe is nothing compared to this. BMW need to sort it out.

AstonMartin said... »July 26, 2012

RGT - The S7 is a nice looking car & ABT enhancements make it even better - it was one of my sedan favorites at one time - until I saw the 6 series Gran Coupe in person - its exterior and interior are leagues above this Audi.  Again, the 6GC M sport must be seen to be appreciated as print and web do it no justice.  

europeon said... »July 26, 2012

  It's a matter of taste. Even if I'm an Audi fanboy I admit 6GC looks better overall at exterior design, but Audi's interior - in terms of build quality and materials - is something BMW is not even dreaming of yet.

RGT said... »July 27, 2012

 While I agree with europeon that it is mostly a matter of taste with the exterior, the interior is definitely NOT ''leagues'' above this Audi. In fact, the whole instrument fascia is very similar to most of the other models in the BMW line-up if you look closely, and that is dull. Don't blame you though. Google images brings up some striking photos of a two tone leather interior making it seem better and flashier than it really is. The GranCoupe looks more like a redesigned 5-series than a 4-door 'coupe'. Front is ok, back is horrible. So not ''leagues'' above the A7. I think the CLS still rules in the 4-door-coupe segment in terms of staying the most true to the title.

TheS7 said... »July 27, 2012

Yep, you are right. Im sure this can hits 0-62 mph under 4 seconds. Because stock the S7 hits 0-62 mph 4.2 seconds, by autobild. 

AstonMartin said... »July 27, 2012

I completely agree - its purely a matter of taste.  I've loved the CLS63.  It originated the segment and the latest design iteration is a bold update. Although the exterior is graceful, IMHO the comfort level & ride quality don't match its competitors.  I've actually driven the A7 Sportline, the CLS63 and 640 Gran Coupe M Sport.  The A7 is very nice and its interior is handsome and looks good within print images & web however its luxury levels do not match that the of the 6GC - leagues may not have been the best choice of words but the 6GC's interior quality level & luxury feel is higher.  I disagree that its merely a redesigned 5 series - clearly similar visual cues native to BMW however completely different exterior & interior that yields a true meld of luxury & sport.  Again, its personal taste - not a right or wrong.  Prior to seeing & driving the 6GC my favorite sedan was the Jaguar XJL Supercharged - very sleek & sporty but once I cast my eyes on the 6GC in person - that all changed.  In addition, the M6 Gran Coupe is moving toward production and it will be even more aggressive visually & performance wise - I will place an order for it as soon as I can.  I'm fortunate that each of the brands we're speaking about have dealers right next to each other in my area so real-time comparisons were not challenging.  At the end of the day, there is plenty of selection out there matching different personalities - so support what you like.  I simply recommend sitting in the vehicles and importantly driving them before becoming fans as pics and even "expert" reviews don't tell the full story. 

RGT said... »July 27, 2012

 Thank you for the honest 'review'. Unfortunately some of us only get to see the cars on the internet and on the road, and that is how our opinions of these cars are made. I'm convinced that those opinions can do a 180 once you get your hands on the car and take it for a drive and/or live with it for a bit. You're very lucky to have that opportunity, and even luckier to be able to purchase one. Like you said, there's no right or wrong so in no way am I judging you. It's a completely personal choice and I hope you enjoy it. All the best mate.

AstonMartin said... »July 27, 2012

Thank you RGT.  I appreciate the dialogue as that's what this blog is all about - bringing car fans together from all across the world.  Good luck to you. 

RGT said... »July 27, 2012

 Granted, it sounds a bit like a silly fanboy statement. And quite exagurated at that. I'll hold my hands up. But it is my opinion and I couldn't care less about the 0-62 time of a luxury sports tourer. Nice use of sarcasm though, I almost didn't notice.   ;)

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