2014 Audi S7 Preview

Pros: The 2014 Audi S7 delivers a rich combination of performance, luxury, refinement, and technology in a 4-door coupe body style that’s equal parts stylish and versatile thanks to a rear hatch. The V8 is intoxicating, yet fuel-efficient, balance between ride and handling is remarkable, and the world-class interior has lots of cool technology features.

Cons: Rear-seat headroom is tight for taller passengers. Also, beware of pricey options.

Audi S7 2014

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2014 Audi S7 Price:
This high-performance variant of the A7 comes in a single trim level that starts at $92,100. However, there are several attractive options including head-up display ($1,500), ventilated front seats with massage function ($2,000), and a fantastic 1,200W Bang & Olufsen sound system ($6,500).

2014 Audi S7 Fuel Economy: Expect to burn 12.7L/100km in the city and 8.2L/100km on the highway with the S7, which is impressive given the power on tap (see below). Cylinder-on-demand technology improves fuel efficiency when cruising. Of course, premium gas is required.

Improvements and Changes: The equipment list has been revised. A black optics package ($2,200) adds glossy black accents, 20” two-tone wheels with performance tires, and aluminum/beaufort black inlays in the interior.

Powertrain: The 2014 Audi S7 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds thanks to a 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine with direct injection. It produces 420 horsepower from 5,500-6,400 rpm, along with 406 lb-ft of torque accessible from 1,400-5,200 rpm. The lone transmission on the spec sheet is an excellent 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch unit. As mentioned earlier, power is distributed to all four wheels by way of Audi’s acclaimed quattro system, featuring a sport rear differential that can actively distribute power laterally across the rear axle for even more balanced handling.

Don’t miss: Enjoy the magic of an electronically controlled sport air suspension with continuously adaptive damping at all four wheels from the comfort of Valcona leather sport seats offering tremendous support, even when the car’s performance abilities are put to the test. These buckets come with 8-way power adjustments and a distinctively designed upper backrest section with embossed S7 logo.

Cargo Capacity: Thanks to the 60/40 split-folding rear seats, the trunk can expand from 694 to 1,390 litres — enough for skis, golf clubs, luggage, and more.

Safety: In addition to standard features like six airbags and electronic stability control, the 2014 Audi S7 can be equipped with rear side airbags, adaptive cruise control, and active lane assist (which helps the car stay in its lane). Standard LED headlights and an available night vision system improve visibility.

Comparing the 2014 Audi S7: The main rivals of the S7 are the Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 4MATIC, Porsche Panamera 4S, and BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe. Don’t miss our 4-door luxury coupe comparison!

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