The Good Drive Select sets many systems in the 2013 Audi S7 between Comfort and Dynamic. The engine produces an impressive amount of power, and Quattro all-wheel drive improves handling. A data connection powers Google Earth maps in the navigation system.
The Bad The air suspension is not as capable as magnetic dampers would have been for sport driving. The S7 does not integrate Internet-based music apps or social media.
The Bottom Line The 2013 Audi S7 features a phenomenal amount of tech both in the cabin and under the hood. An impressive sport driver, its fuel economy remains decent enough for a daily commute.
Audi brings more power to its top tech car
Thecame out in 2011 as a stupendous tech car, featuring an always-on data connection feeding maps from Google Earth into the navigation system. Now the A7 gets the "S" treatment, which in Audi terms means a higher output engine and sport modifications.
In 2013 Audi S7 form, the body style remains the same as the less-ferocious A7. Termed a four-door coupe by Audi, the S7 sedan includes a hatchback instead of a proper trunk, with a roofline running down the back in a gradual, aerodynamic slope.
In the Glacier White Metallic paint of CNET's car, the hatch cover looked like a bunny slope, ready for a crowd of beginning skiers snowplowing awkwardly into each other.
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There's a good chance this one might come to the US, as well.
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