New 2016 Audi S7 – Release Date and Info

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.

2016 Audi S7 exterior, metalic blue color, side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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.

2016 Audi S7
2016 Audi S7

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.

2016 Audi S7 rear angle, gray color, taillights and tailpipe

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

2016 Audi S7 interior, front leather seats

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.

2016 Audi S7 front
2016 Audi S7 front

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.

2016 Audi S7 back
2016 Audi S7 back

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.

2016 Audi S7 interior
2016 Audi S7 interior

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.

2016 Audi S7 trunk, cargo space

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.

2016 Audi S7 engine view

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.

2016 Audi S7 engine

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.

Specifications

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

2016 Audi S7 side view, exterioralloy wheels and headlights

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.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV Release Date, Review, Specs, Price – The new 2016 Audi SQ5 comes a beautifully trimmed interior with sporty flourishes, impressive acceleration, top-notch handling, strong brakes, and an accommodating aft seat. The SUV release date should be expected in the coming weeks.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV 
2016 Audi SQ5 SUV

The vehicle comes mostly unchanged save for subtle changes on its interior upholstery and brake calipers. Very few options exist in the compact luxury crossover segment especially if you are seeking for a top-performance version. At the helm of them all is the 2016 Audi SQ5 despite coming with an installed supercharged 3.0L V6 drivetrain. The vehicle boasts of about thirty percent more power.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV side view, exterior, blue color, alloy wheels

Furthermore, the SQ5 gains sporty seats, diamond stitched leather surfaces, sportier suspension tuning, subtle exterior styling and gray-faced gauges. Similar to the regular Q5, the SQ5 sports the same pros and cons such as the lack of top safety technology tidbits, inadequate interior space, and lack of versatility especially for the propriety music interface.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV rear view, exterior, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Fortunately, the segment is populated with other alternatives worth considering. They include the BMW X3 and the Porsche Macan. However, the SQ5 remains the best choice in this niche.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2016 Audi SQ5

The compact luxury crossover 2016 Audi SQ5 will be provided in two trims: the Premium Plus and the plush Prestige model.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV  front
2016 Audi SQ5 SUV  front

Some of the standard feature list available for the 2016 Audi SQ5 Premium Plus include a sport-tuned suspension, aluminum roof rails, a power liftgate, quad exhaust tips, automatic xenon headlights, 20” alloy wheels, LED running lights, heated power folding mirrors, summer performance tires, a rear roof spoiler, rain-sensing wipers, S specific body trim, and a panoramic sunroof/moonroof.

Furthermore, there is also a flat bottom telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio jack, a sliding and reclining split folding rear seat, automatic climate control, keyless ignition, transmission programming, a CD player, heated eight-power front sporty seats, dash mounted controller, keyless entry, premium audio system, shift paddles, MMI infotainment system, and an SD card slot.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV  interior
2016 Audi SQ5 SUV  interior

The Premium Plus also comes with an optional Technology package which comes bundled with premium audio system, ergonomic MMI controller, a color driver information display, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, HD radio, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and Wi-Fi capability.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The luxury laden 2016 Audi SQ5 Technology package comes with the Technology package as its standard equipment list, but adds rear door sunshades, cooled and heated cupholder, and adaptive headlights.

The Luxury package comes optional for the two trims and extends red brake calipers, premium leather upholstery, body color mirrors, rear side airbags, perforated front seats, matte black roof rails, diamond stitched leather upholstery, 21” wheels, and gloss-black exterior trim.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shitf knob

Interior wise, the vehicle comes with classy cabin elements conventionally provided in other top-performance models such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. They include an exquisite aluminum/leather shift knob, simulated suede trim, and flat-bottomed steering wheel. Additionally, you will sport plenty of “SQ5” badges, aluminum pedals, diamond stitched leather upholstery, trademark gray instrument faces, and sport themed additions.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV trunk

However, less inspiring is the standard MMI system. The controller and its associated buttons are less intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, the Premium Plus trim doesn’t come equipped with Bluetooth audio and a knob mounted joystick. Another apathetic feature is the outdated propriety audio interface.

2016 Audi SQ5 Engine Specs

The vehicle comes fitted with a supercharged 3L V6 engine capable of cranking out 354 hp and 346 pounds of torque. Just as the regular Q5, the vehicle comes standard with an eight-speed auto transmission system and an AWD. In our own-conducted test drive, a 2016 Audi SQ5 was able to clock 5.0 seconds from a naught to 60 mph sprint.

The EPA ratings for the SQ5 are 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV engine

Some of the safety equipment to expect include a rearview camera, blind spot monitor, traction control, antilock brakes, back and front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and side curtain airbags.

The brake testing we conducted resulted in the 2016 Audi SQ5 stopping from an acceleration of 0-60 mph in a dumbfounding 103ft.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 29.1 cu.ft
Maximum cargo capacity: 57.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4475 lbs
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 5,0 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Lava Gray Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4400 lbs

2016 Audi SQ5 Price & Release Date

Expect the 2016 Audi SQ5 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro to set you back by an MSRP starting from $53,300, the 3.0T Prestige Quattro – $60,800. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale sometime before this fall.

2016 Audi SQ5 SUV  release date
2016 Audi SQ5 SUV  release date

2017 Audi TTS – Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Audi TTS is constructed with performance at its core. Some of the reasons that we find appealing about the Audi TTS 2017 include a standard all-wheel drive system, a unique exterior design, and a high-tech interior design. The two-door performance coupe also offers an impeccable cabin design, and an impressive list of technology. The Audi TTS 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Audi TTS front view, yellow color, grille and badges

Just like the higher performance Audi S3 version is based on the 2017 Audi A3, the Audi TTS also derives its inspiration from the regular Audi TT. The Audi TT is superfluous in its own right: 0-60 mph takes 5.5 seconds and comes from 60 mph back to naught in just 103 feet, and its interior comes chock full of new technologies.

2017 Audi TTS spy shots

The higher-performance version – 2017 Audi TTS – distinguishes itself from the regular TT in terms of better handling, and more power. Just like the regular Audi TT, the Audi TTS comes with a 292-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. It also comes with performance features such as four-selectable ride settings, adaptive magnetic dampers, and a 10 mm reduced ride height. Others include a power-adjustable side bolsters, standard sport seats, silver mirror covers, and quad exhaust tips.

2017 Audi TTS exterior, rear view, black color, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Audi TTS interior comes with a contemporary style and technology galore. The material quality is exemplary and comes with plenty of upscale technologies. It comes with features such as LED ambient lighting, an optional Bang & Olufsen audio system, a rotary bezel, and a 12.3” Virtual Cockpit.

2017 Audi TTS side view, yelow color, alloy wheels

Given its unique talents, the 2017 Audi TTS seems to lack any direct rival apart from its sibling – the 2017 Audi TT. Within this price range, however, there’re a thriving community of high-performance vehicles ready to offer the Audi TTS a run for its money. Such vehicles include the refined and all-American Chevrolet Corvette. Others include the Porsche Cayman S, and the BMW M235i.

2017 Audi TTS Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Audi TTS interior, steering wheel, dashboard

Some of the standard accessories offered include Audi Drive Select adjustable drive settings, keyless ignition and entry, automatic wipers, automatic LED headlights, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, nineteen-inch wheels, “S” exterior trim flourishes, silver mirror housings, an adaptive rear spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, LED taillights, heated mirrors, and quad exhaust tips.

2017 Audi TTS front angle, headlights and grille

Equipment gracing the interior include a leather/leatherette upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, folding rear seatbacks, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio jack, a nine-speaker sound system, mate aluminum interior inlays, heated ten-way power front seats, LED ambient lighting, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio.

2017 Audi TTS interior, leather front seats

Options bundles by the optional Technology package include 4G Wi-Fi capability, a rearview camera, power-folding side mirrors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, Audi connect telematics, a blind-spot monitor, and a navigation system. Additional options include a twelve-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, red-painted brake calipers, twenty-inch wheels, and an upgraded Napa leather.

2017 Audi TTS rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

The 2017 Audi TTS Launch Edition comes with features such as piano black interior inlays, special nineteen-inch wheels, unique metallic black paint, a premium Napa leather interior, and the Bang & Olufsen stereo system.

2017 Audi TTS interior, leather back seats

Exterior Audi TTS colors: Sepang Blue Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Mythos Black Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, and Vegas Yellow. Changes can be expected on its release date.

Specifications

2017 Audi TTS auto show, red color, headlights, grille and badges, front view

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 2.6 in. (98.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 9 in. (165 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.1 in. (72.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 74.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 12.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3230 lbs.
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.6 sec
MPG: 23/27 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Sepang Blue Pearl Effect, Tango Red Metallic, Vegas Yellow…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Audi TTS Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Audi TTS is a 292-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The standard transmission system is a six-speed automated manual. The AWD system is standard as well.

2017 Audi TTS engine

The 2017 Audi TTS 0-60 mph takes around 4.6 seconds – representing about 0.9 seconds over the regular TT coupe.

According to the EPA, expect the vehicle to check in at 23/27/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the standard safety features available include side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front knee airbags, and a rear parking sensors.

2017 Audi TTS Roadster USA Release Date & Price

2017 Audi TTS release date

Rumors allege the new model should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017 with a base price starting from $51,900.

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2017 Audi TTS front view, red color, grille

2017 Audi TTS exterior, red color, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Audi TTS auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi TTS exterior, front view, grille,badges and alloy wheels

2017 Audi TTS rear view, alloy wheels, tailpipe

2017 Audi TTS gear shft knob, dashboard, lcd screen

2017 Audi TTS interior, gear shift knob

2017 Audi TTS trunk