The “four-door luxury coupe” might have seemed like an odd fad initially, but its matured into a legitimate segment. Audi’s take on the category, the 2016 S7, has an excellent starting point in the shape of the slinky A7, ramping up the curb appeal with bigger wheels and more aggressive strolling front and rear. Nothing too outré, mind, but enough to single the car out as something special.
Speed is a given. Give the S7 a right-foot massage and it surges on a crest of torque: never mind the speed limit, triple digits arrive with worrying rapidity. Audi says 0-60 mph takes 4.5 seconds, but I’d say that’s a little conservative.
It’s all thanks to a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 TFSI engine, which for the 2016 model year gets a bump in power to 450 HP and 406 lb-ft. of torque. That’s paired up with a 7-speed S tronic transmission with paddle shifters.
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