Audi today unleashed a restyled S7 Sportback which has a more powerful engine,
new headlights, taillights and new infotainment system.
The most visible changes are to the single-frame grille, bumpers, tailpipes and headlights. LED technology is now standard; upon request, Audi can supply Matrix LED headlights, which light the road optimally without causing glare for other road users. Combined with the Matrix LED headlights, dynamic turn signals are also installed at the front; they come standard at the rear.
The sporty style of the 2015 S7 Sportback's exterior is echoed in the car's interior. The color palette has been redesigned, offering five color options even for the seats.
The MMI radio operating system comes standard; it can be supplemented as an option with a head-up display that projects all important information onto the windshield.
Audi is offering the updated S7 Sportback with a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine. It delivers 450 hp (331 kW) of power and uses innovative COD (cylinder on demand) technology. Like before, the engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission.
On the 2015 S7 Sportback, the air suspension has a firmer setup.
In terms of infotainment, Audi's top system, MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch, utilizes the latest generation of the modular infotainment system; its highlight is a powerful graphics processor from Audi's partner Nvidia. Touchpad control lets the driver scroll and zoom in lists and maps.
A supplement to MMI Navigation plus is Audi connect, which links the five-door coupe with the Internet via the LTE high-speed data transmission standard. The Audi phone box connects the driver's cell phone to the car antenna for improved reception. The top of the hi-fi line is the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System.
The new Audi S7 Sportback will begin arriving at dealerships across Europe in late summer 2014. Its base price in Germany will be 82,300 EUR. In the U.S., the 2015 S7 Sportback should start at around $105,000.