AUDI S7 SPORTBACK

THE TRANSPORTER RELOADED


If the Transporter movies would have been filmed now, Jason Statham alias Frank Martin would have gone for this S7 – and not the A8 W12.

In Europe the hot version of the executive sedan A7, is only available as a turbo-diesel, with a 48 Volts mild hybrid system. We are more lucky in South Africa, with this 331kW 3.0-l. turbo-charged V6 option.

The dark chrome and aluminium trim in the grille, side air inlets, front blade, exterior mirrors and rear diffuser gives the S7 a rather sinister look. And the four exhaust outlets and unique 21 inch wheels distinguish the S from the A. 

Inside you’ll find the new Audi virtual cockpit, with altogether three screens, the largest one 12 inches wide, a sportier steering wheel and more supportive front seats. Competing with this premium four-door coupé are the Mercedes CLS

and the 6-series BMW.

Sharing the engine with the RS5 Sportback, which I am going to drive soon, both cars look and perform in a similar manner. The RS5 is a bit smaller and – on paper – quicker. But I must admit, I drove both on a dry Clarence Drive and they didn’t feel much different from each other. Both four-door cars, spacious and with sexy coupé lines. Which one would you choose? The base version of the S7 is R1 568 000, the RS5 Sportback came to R 1 655 350 with all the extras.

ENGINE

2.9-l. l. twin-turbo V6

POWER

331kW & 600Nm paired with a 8-speed auto

TOP SPEED

250km/h

TECH SPECS

AUDI S7 SPORTBACK

Engine

3.7-l. six-cylinder turbo, paired with an 8-speed auto PDK

Engine

2.9-l. l. twin-turbo V6

Power

331kW & 600Nm paired with a 8-speed auto

Top Speed

250km/h

0-100km/h

in 4.6 seconds

Price

from R1 568 000 (as driven R1 830 773)

AUDI S7 SPORTBACK

Driven by Dieter Losskarn

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