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Monday, June 2, 2014

Audi A7, S7 Sportback Get Face Lifts and Power Boosts


@ BOLD RIDE                               

Audi A7 Sportback

Believe it or not, the Audi A7 has only been on the market for about four years. But in that time, Audi’s large, luxurious coupe/sedan/fastback-wagon has made quite the impact, often cited for its supermodel good looks and intoxicating power.

Four years after its rollout and Audi felt the need to make its already pretty A7, somehow slightly prettier. A new front fascia is combined with new wheels, and a sleeker sportback. It’s also paired with new LED technology standard, both inside and out, and Matrix LED headlights optional.

Audi A7 Sportback

This minor refresh on the outside is accented by new interior features like Valcona leather and Beufort walnut inlay — oh, and did we mention new power?

Combining for five new engines in total, the A7 starts with a new 3.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel good for 268 horsepower, and continues on to a 328 horsepower 3.0-liter as well. In TDI spec, you’ll find your A7 returning an impressive 50 mpg US.

Audi S7 Sportback

But let’s get down to business, shall we? The A7 is going to be a big selling point in the Audi lineup, there’s no doubt about that. But what if you crave something a little better, a little more equipped, and a little more powerful? Turn your attention to the 2015 Audi S7.

Where the A7 skimps in power, the S7 makes up for it with a 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 good for 444 horsepower. You can also opt for a less powerful 3.0-liter TDI Biturbo Clean Diesel, which pushes out 316 horsepower and is paired to an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission.

Audi S7 Sportback

Price for all this pretty power (in Germany) will set you back 51,300 ($70,100) for the A7 Sportback, and 82,300 ($112,463) for the S7 Sportback.