Light changes accompany the 2021 Audi S7, which is largely a carryover model. Now standard are 21-inch wheels with summer tires, an enhanced virtual cockpit, and carbon twill inlays. The available S7 Executive Package now includes adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist.
2021 Audi S7
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2021 Audi S7 Overview
Choosing Your Audi S7
Powering every S7 is a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, the same heart-stopping engine used by Porsche. This one delivers a blistering 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Power travels to all four wheels utilizing an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The S7 makes an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 combined.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Audi S7 seats five people. The front seats are snug and power adjustable. You’ll find additional contouring with some packages, but the standard seats will please most shoppers. Access and egress to the rear seating compartment is surprisingly free of drama. Once inside, the limited head room is the main challenge for tall passengers.
One of the chief attributes of the S7’s sportback design is its generous cargo area. It offers 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s comparable to what some crossover utility vehicles offer.
The list of driver assist safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera system.
On the Premium Plus, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are bundled together for an additional $500. Lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are found alongside many other features in the $2,400 Executive Package. All four of these features come standard on the Prestige model.
Audi stacks a pair of touchscreen displays in the center console. A 10.1-inch display for the infotainment system sits above an 8.6-inch display for the vehicle’s settings, including wireless Apple CarPlay and climate control. Android Auto connectivity is also possible, but requires a cord.
A 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system, wireless charging pad, and navigation system are standard. Audi includes four USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Amazon Alexa, and a wi-fi hotspot. The Prestige models further gets a head-up display.
Audi equips the S7 with standard HD matrix-design Led headlights, automatic high beams, an S-tuned sport suspension, special front and rear fascia elements, a power liftgate, and keyless entry. Inside, the cabin is dressed in leather with heated and power-controlled front sport seats, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and climate control are standard.
Among the available upgrades include a Luxury Package ($1,850) with extended leathering in the cabin, front-seat ventilation with massaging function, contoured front seats, finer leathers, and passenger seat memory. An S Sport Package ($4,000) brings in all-wheel steering, a sport rear differential, sport exhaust system, and red brake calipers.
The Prestige trim adds adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, lane keeping assist, an extended leather package, heated rear seats, and ambient LED interior lighting. Other upgrades include HD matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light, power soft-closing doors, and a head-up display.
Audi adds two upgrades: a Night Vision Assistant Package ($2,500) for detecting large animals and pedestrians with thermal imaging, and a 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system ($4,900).
We’d start our search with the 2021 Audi S7 Prestige Plus and choose a color upgrade that’s not the standard black or white ($595). The available S Sport adaptive steel suspension ($350) and Black Optic Package ($750) are reasonable customizations for the cost.