2013 Audi S7

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

195.6” x 55.9”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Styling
  • Interior craftsmanship
  • Performance potential

The bad:

  • Marginal sightlines
  • Low seats
  • Narrow cargo area

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Performance version of A7
  • Four-door hatchback
  • Twin-turbo V-8
  • All-wheel drive
  • Torque-vectoring rear differential
  • Available Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen stereo

2013 Audi S7 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Audi’s new coupe-like four-door hatchback, the A7, gets an S7 performance variant for 2013. A twin-turbo V-8 is standard, allowing the S7 to hit 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS550 and Porsche Panamera S.

An adaptive air suspension lowers overall ride height 0.4 inch. Nineteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 20s optional. Overall differences are subtle, however. Changes to the grille and bumper are hard to pick out. Quad tailpipes and S7 badges are the chief giveaway, but many onlookers could confuse the S7 and A7.

At highway speeds, a rear spoiler automatically deploys, enhancing stability.
The S7 gets unique instruments and diamond-stitched, one-piece sport seats with S7 embossments. Shoppers have a choice of four interior trims. Amid the controls, Audi’s drive select program lets drivers customize their settings or choose between three settings for drivetrain, steering and suspension response.

Audi’s latest Multi-Media Interface is standard; like in the A8, it has a thumb pad for scrawling out addresses. A navigation system with Google Earth overlays is standard, as is a surround-sound Bose stereo. Massaging seats and Bang & Olufsen audio are optional.
Under the Hood
Displacing just 4.0 liters, the S7’s twin-turbo V-8 makes 420 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque, enough to hit 60 mph in less than 4.9 seconds. The V-8 has cylinder deactivation, which shuts fuel to four cylinders under relaxed driving situations.

The S7’s Quattro all-wheel drive gets a sport differential that actively distributes power between the left and right rear wheels. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is an adaptive air suspension.
A bevy of airbags plus antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard. Options include lane departure and blind spot warning systems, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and night vision with pedestrian detection.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Huge disappointment

The power is never there when you need it, there is so much lag in the throttle, the ride quality is horrific, and have a issue every 5 miles. When you start up the car you'll think your in a hybrid not a V8. You'll feel every pebble on the road and unless your 350lbs the seats are way to wide to hold you around a corner. Can not wait to get rid of it.


I want one

This may be the perfect car. With a base price of 90k ish, you can now get them for around 40k with reasonable miles. Just make sure you get the options and color you want, that?s what I?m having trouble finding.


Audi 2013 S7

AWESOME car. Found it used with 3,000 miles and it wasn't a demo! Shockingly quick for a large car. I traded from a Porsche 911 turbo to the S7. I'm having just as much fun with it as I did with the Porsche. As expected, MUCH more comfortable although I have no complaints about the turbo. GREAT looking car too. I don't get a many looks with the Audi as the Porsche but close! HIGHLY recommend the Audi.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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