Available in two different trims, the standard S7 comes equipped with a platinum Singleframe grille, sportier bumpers and special side skirts. The model also has a four-tailpipe exhaust system and aluminum-optic accents on the front splitter and mirror caps. Other highlights include a black matte chrome rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires.
Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a digital instrument cluster and Valcona leather sport seats with diamond stitching. The model also has a four-zone automatic climate control system, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system and a top-view camera system that provides a 360° view around the vehicle. There’s also GPS navigation, a 10.1-inch infotainment system and a lower 8.6-inch display.
An assortment of options will be available including dual pane acoustic glass and a black optic package that adds black exterior accents and 21-inch wheels with an anthracite finish. Customers can also upgrade to the S7 Prestige which starts at $89,500 and includes additional equipment such as HD Matrix LED headlights with laser light technology.
Power is provided by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine that produces 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 443 lb-ft (601 Nm) torque. This gives the model 109 hp (81 kW / 111 PS) and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) of torque more than the A7.
The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard quattro all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds.
Besides the powerful engine, the S7 has an adaptive air suspension and beefier brakes. Enthusiasts can also order an optional sport suspension and an S Sport Package. The latter adds dynamic all-wheel steering and a quattro differential that promises “increased maneuverability at all speeds.” The package also includes a sports exhaust system and red brake calipers.
Note: Prices exclude a destination charge of $995