2016 Audi S7 Release Date, Review, Specs, Price – The upcoming new 2016 Audi S7 will get an improved exterior styling (including reshaped headlights, different front and aft fascias and new LED taillights) along with thirty extra horsepower output for its V8 turbocharged engine when it’s released to the market.
Also, the MMI infotainment system will be significantly updated and will feature the latest processor and 4G LTE connectivity. Furthermore, a USB port will now replace Audi’s propriety iPod interface, while a new package known as Sport package will bundle a sport rear differential, variable-ratio steering and sport exhaust.
Undeniably, the S7 has stunning swiftness and amazing athletic moves, it also scores on rather less exciting, but imperative fronts. The vehicle has surprisingly respectable fuel economy and it is a great choice when considering road trips or nights on the town. The vehicle has abundance of cargo volume in comparison to other sedans in its segment, thanks to its sleek hatchback body style.
Obviously, Audi won’t be the sole automaker capable of seducing would-be users with a sleek V8. The stylish 2016 BMW 650i Gran Coupe has also proven to be enticing and handsome, while the Mercedes Benz CLS550 is both attractive and quick in a more powerful way. And in case you don’t mind spending much, the Porsche Panamera’s sleek driving dynamics might prove to be your ultimate choice, although its styling remains marred in controversy.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes for the New 2016 Audi S7
The upcoming new S7 comes in a single trim model, and unlike the A7, which debuts in a 5-seater configuration, the S7 comes in two individual rear seats.
Standard features will include full LED exterior lighting (running lights, headlights and taillights), 19-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, a power liftgate, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition and a blind-spot warning system. Inside, you’ll find a driver information center with a 7” display between the gauges, a head-up display, Audi Drive Select (providing adjustable settings for steering, transmission calibrations and suspension), eight-way power heated front sport seats (with 4-way power lumbar adjustment), diamond-stitched leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, four-zone automatic climate control, Audi’s Multi Media Interface system with console-mounted controls and a central 8” display, a rearview camera, driver memory settings, a navigation system with voice controls, Bluetooth, Audi Connect, Siri Eyes Free, and a 14-speaker Bose audio system with a HD radio, CD/DVD player and a USB port.
Options for the S7 includes the following packages; The Cold Weather package adds heated steering and heated rear seats and the Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go functionality, automatic high beams, a corner-view (front and rear) parking camera system, lane-keeping assist and the Audi Pre-Sense Plus collision mitigation system. Lastly, is the Comfort Seating package which features passenger memory settings, “contour” front seats with ventilation and massaging functions, leather upholstery and comfort rear seats without diamond stitching.
The Sport package adds a sport rear differential and a sport exhaust with black tailpipes and variable-ratio steering. The Black Optic package adds special 20” wheels, a blacked-out grille, body-color exterior mirrors and gloss-black window surrounds. Individual option highlights include 20-inch wheels, a faux-suede headliner, power-closing doors, night vision assist, a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and rear side airbags. Also, if you place a special order through Audi Exclusive program, you will get a large array of custom interior and exterior colors and materials.
Engine Specs – 2016 Audi S7
Beneath the bonnet of the new 2016 Audi S7 will be a 4L turbocharged V8 capable of generating around 450 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque to all the four wheels. Shifting will be done by the 7-speed manual transmission system.
And as already mentioned, the 450 horsepower will be an increment from the previous model’s 420 hp and despite the power bump, Audi didn’t update its performance estimates. So the S7 still sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
According to EPA, the upcoming new S7 should return 17/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Standard safety equipment on the S7 will include antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, stability control, and front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Lane-keeping assist, a rearview camera, blind-spot warning system, and Front and aft parking sensors are also standard. Corner-view camera system and rear side airbags are optional.
Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Length: 196.3 in
Width: 75.2 in
Passenger volume: 94 ft³
Cargo volume: 25 ft³
Curb weight: 4564 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 17/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Alpine Green Pearlcoat – Audi Exclusive, Amalfi White – Audi Exclusive, Amethyst Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Andora Red Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Aventurine Orange Mica – Audi Exclusive, Aviator Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price & Release Date – 2016 Audi S7
We should expect the new S7 to arrive in dealership shops sometimes in the beginning of next year, and most probably in early summer. Some of the sources have indicated the new model will cost around $75,500.