It was an evening of hellos and goodbyes as Audi launched the new 420 bhp S7 Sportback and bid farewell to Audi Singapore's Managing Director, Mr Reinhold Carl.
Photos: Low Fai Ming
Coupled with the wet-sump dual-clutch 7-speed S tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the car also comes with a brake-based torque-vectoring function as standard. The optional sport differential, which provides true mechanical torque, can transfer almost all the torque to one of the rear wheels to enhance agility are standard equipment in the new S models too with the S tronic operating in conjunction with torque vectoring.
Also standard, is a cool electronically adjustable air suspension which can lower the car by 20mm. While the steering is electromechanical, a dynamic steering with an adjustable ratio is optional, as is a carbon-ceramic braking system.
Exterior-wise, it's hard to differentiate the S7 with a decked-out 3.0 TFSI. Other than the badging, aluminium bits and quad exhausts (which can be easily changed), everything else looks pretty much the same.
Inside, it's a little better, sports seats covered in Valcona leather with diamond-patterned stitching, a unique steering wheel with contrasting stitching and aluminum shift paddles, a unique gauge cluster, start button and aluminum optic pedals - along with S7 badging throughout, help to distinguish this from the regular A7s.