The new Audi S7 Sportback will be at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show bearing the same engine as found in the S6 and S6 Avant, the new 4.0 litre TFSI with 429PS and 550Nm or torque. The engine will allow the S7 Sportback to reach 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds on to a limited top speed of 155mph whilst achieving a combined fuel consumption figure of 2.91mpg.
The efficiency is partly due to the lightweight body of the Audi S7 Sportback. Compared to a comparable all-steel body, the hybrid aluminium construction weighs around 15 per cent less. Lightweight components include the long rear hatch with electronic opening and closing as standard. The luggage compartment provides 535 litres which can be expanded to 1390 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The Audi S7 Sportback features a seven speed S tronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with a self locking centre differential and torque vectoring.
Strong handling is provided in the Audi S7 Sportback thanks to adaptive air suspension sport and the Audi drive select dynamics system and 19 inch wheels, with 20 inch wheels available as an option.
Interior features of the Audi S7 Sportback include a red ring on the start-stop button, an S7 logo in the illuminated door sill trims, the aluminium strip on the S tronic selector lever and the aluminium shift paddles. The footrest and the pedals are made of stainless steel, and the soft keys of the MMI operating system are in an aluminium-look finish.
Standard equipment includes Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, the driver information system with colour display and MMI radio plus audio and operating system.
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