2016 Audi A7/S7 lineup gets U.S. reveal in Los Angeles

By Bob Nagy on November 13, 2014 12:07 PM

The restyled and upgraded 2016 Audi A7 and S7 luxury sportbacks are making their first appearance in U.S. trim at the Los Angeles Auto Show prior to arriving in showrooms here sometime during the first half of 2015. Like their Euro-spec siblings we profiled earlier, these mid-size Audis boast even more aggressive fascia treatments highlighted by a reshaped singleframe grille set off with new thin-line LED headlamps on all models as well as trimmer LED taillights with sequential directional signals and trapezoidal exhaust outlets.  

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Whether Premium Plus or Prestige trim, the cabins of the Audi A7 and hotter S7 also come in for cosmetic enhancements in the form of new Flint gray and Cedar brown leather on the A7 and spicy Arras red trimout on the S7, the latter rendered in a bespoke cross-stitch sew pattern. For more soothing travel in either, buyers can step up to fully ventilated comfort seats that also include a programmable 5-mode massage capability. Also new to the mix is an upgraded MMI voice-controlled navigation plus system with MMI touch displays linked to a power-retractable, 8.0-inch monitor. The Modular Infotainment Platform features standard Audi connect and internet via a 4G LTE connection that brings an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices.

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Motivation for this stylish all-wheel drive Audi gets a boost for 2016 with output of the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 in the A7 3.0T moving from 310 to 333 horsepower. While the 3.0-liter TDI carries over at 240 horses, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the S7 now develops 450 horses - 30 more than in 2015 - while the version in the range-topping RS7 remains at 560. The 2016 Audi A7, S7 and RS7 will arrive in dealers here in late spring/early summer. Pricing will be announced closer to the actual on-sale date. 

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