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Audi S7 Sportback : First Drive

by Adil Jal Darukhanawala Posted on 16 May 201343,661 Views1 Comments

On the outskirts of Munich, Germany, we got our hands on the stunning new(ish) S7 - a sportier version of the original A7 Sportback that had bowled us over a couple of years back, and boy, was it something!

 

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The trend of ‘familial design’ which seems to have taken most of the German car makers by storm over the last few years is a worrying one. I mean, the Passat is just a bigger Jetta and the BMW 5 Series is just a slightly burlier 3 Series. 

 

And if any company is taking this too seriously, it’s Audi, with all its SUV and sedan offerings looking pretty much like the same car in different sizes. Thankfully, there are a few gems that do crop up from the usual fare which really make us smile and a couple of years back Audi had us grinning silly with the delectable lines of the A7 Sportback. So when a newer, sportier version of that car came out, naturally we were jumping through hoops to get our hands on it.

 

There was nothing really wrong with the A7 to begin with. It’s a car that does design, luxury and premium feel in good measure, but the one place where it does leave you pining for more is outright performance. 

 

 

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Of course, it’s not like the 245PS, 500Nm V6 diesel available in India, or the 310PS V6 petrol that’s available everywhere else feel slow or anything, but it’s just that one gets the feeling that a gorgeous four-door coupe such as this needs something more to compete with the CLS’ and the Panameras of the world.

 

So now we have the S7, Audi’s beefed up Sportback, launched in Europe last year and possibly coming to India sometime in the near future. Now of course, this is not to be confused with the RS7 that Audi unveiled in early 2013 at the Detroit Motor Show. The S7 is more of a ‘regular hammer’ take on the A7 as opposed to the RS7’s sledge hammer approach.

 

Visually, it’s pretty much a case of ‘spot the differences’ between the standard A7 and this sporty S7. The long hood, the long wheelbase with short overhangs and that swooping roofline which flows into the automatically extending (or manually if you so wish) rear spoiler at the very tail end of the body is all maintained. 

 

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On the outskirts of Munich, Germany, we got our hands on the stunning S7 a sportier version of the original A7 Sportback that was launched in India in 2011. Here's a look at the swanky sportback..

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