2023 Audi S7 Sportback Performance

Audi S7 Sportback Performance Rating

2023 S7 Sportback Performance

The Audi S7 is fitted with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that is supplemented by an electric supercharger and a 48-volt mild-hybrid electric system with regenerative capabilities. As cool as all that sounds, we still think the old V8 sounded better and accelerated a little faster. That said, it was thirstier, and when the old RS6 lost its twin-turbo V10 to save fuel, gearheads everywhere lamented its demise. But just look at the RS6 Avant now. We suspect that the S7 with its 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque may one day be looked back on fondly too. One day, any sound coming from under the hood will be appreciated. So while we still have a gas engine here for the current generations of various cars, let's enjoy it and see how it does. Audi claims that the S7 will launch itself from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, but these estimates have often been conservative. Top speed is supposedly limited to 155 mph, but again, some have breached this ceiling in the real world. Basically what we're saying is this: despite its massive size, the S7 is stupidly fast.

2023 S7 Sportback Performance Photos

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2023 Audi S7 Sportback Front View Driving
2023 Audi S7 Sportback Rear View Driving
2023 Audi S7 Sportback Engine

Engine and Transmission

Just one engine and gearbox configuration is offered, but one is all you really need when it produces 444 hp and 443 lb-ft. Thanks to electric assistance, the land yacht's acceleration from the lights or when overtaking on the freeway is instantaneous. The turbo Audi S7's throttle response is sharp enough to make you think there's a naturally aspirated motor under the hood and the eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission is just as quick. This unit shifts up and down quickly and smoothly even when it's not in Sport mode, but switch to the more hurried setting and you'll find the S7 hanging on to gears a little longer and putting you deeper into the realm of flashing blue lights. Naturally, there are steering-mounted paddles for you to take manual control with too, and these respond with the same eagerness as the loud pedal under your right foot. It's simply brilliant, and if you didn't look at the specs of the old model, you'd think that this 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 S7 is just as quick as its lighter predecessor.

2023 Audi S7 Sportback Performance Specs:

Audi S7 Sportback TrimsAudi S7 Sportback EnginesAudi S7 Sportback HorsepowerAudi S7 Sportback TransmissionsAudi S7 Sportback DrivetrainsAudi S7 Sportback MPG/MPGE
2.9T Premium quattro2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas444 hp @ 5900 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD22 MPG
2.9T Premium Plus quattro2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas444 hp @ 5900 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD22 MPG
2.9T Prestige quattro2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas444 hp @ 5900 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD22 MPG

2023 S7 Sportback Gas Mileage

You can't expect a car with this much power and weight to rival a Nissan Leaf for fuel economy, but the S7 still returns decent gas mileage. According to the EPA, the S7 will do 19/26/22 mpg on its city/highway/combined cycles. With a large 19.3-gallon gas tank fitted, you can safely expect to get around 425 miles between fill-ups with mixed driving - assuming that your bursts on the gas pedal are restrained. Compared to BMW's M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, which manages 17/24/19 mpg and an average range of around 342 miles, that's not bad at all.

2023 Audi S7 Sportback Fuel Capacity

Audi S7 Sportback Trims2.9T Premium quattro2.9T Premium Plus quattro2.9T Prestige quattro
Audi S7 Sportback Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)19/2619/2619/26
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