/2011 IAA: Audi S7 Sportback

2011 IAA: Audi S7 Sportback

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Audi S7 Sportback, the sportier version of the A7, is finally revealed featuring a 420-hp V8 engine.

Granted, the car might not look all that different than the A7, but at least you are not stuck with that V6 anymore if you want this swell looking vehicle. The new V8 is the same 4.2 unit powering the new S6, and offers 309 kW (420 hp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque.

The twin-turbo V8 accelerates the five-door coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds, and top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph), and it averages 9.5 liters per 100 km, equivalent of 24.25 US mpg.

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Other technical features are familair, and include seven-speed S tronic and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with a self-locking center differential and torque vectoring, adaptive air suspension sport and the Audi drive select dynamics system.

The S7 comes with 19-inch wheels, internally ventilated disc brakes front and rear andr matt black calipers sport S7 logos (carbon-ceramic option available).

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Styling changes that set the S7 apart form the A7 include single-frame grille, the front bumper, the side mirrors, the sills, the rear bumper, the diffuser and the tailpipes.

It also has sportier interior, distinguished by S badges, the red ring on the start-stop button, the S7 logo in the illuminated door sill trims, the aluminum strip on the S tronic selector lever and the aluminum shift paddles. The footrest and the pedals are made of stainless steel, and the soft keys of the MMI operating system are in an aluminum-look finish.

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Delivery of the Audi S7 Sportback is scheduled to begin in spring 2012. Among the standard equipment highlights are the xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, the driver information system with color display and the versatile MMI radio plus audio and operating system. Both information hubs are easy to operate. The Audi S7 Sportback can be optionally equipped with all of the high-end extras of the model series. Moreover, all driver assistance and infotainment systems are available, including the Bluetooth online car phone that connects the Audi S7 Sportback with the Internet.

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