Discussion in 'A7/S7' started by donkeykong, Aug 30, 2011.
Once again, live photos do this car justice. I love the alu-finish on the mirrors.
I see the weight savings on the normal A6 hasn't improved with the S7, official weight is 2022kg!!!
My Lord, that's heavy....but 6er GC will weigh close to that.....
650i Coupé: 1845 kg
M6 Coupé: 1925 kg
650i GranCoupé: 1940 kg
M6 GranCoupé: 2020 kg (est.)
M5 Sedan: 1945 kg
I know it is heavy, but for such a car, it is not a big deal IMO. Even if it was lighter, at around 2.000 kg, 100 more or 100 less will not be felt. Anyway such cars would never see the track, however, yet being so heavy they have potential, just look at the M5 F10. If to talk about an M4 or M2 (M3/1 Series M) then low weight is more important.
I think that makes it 80kg more than the M5 so you are probably right in thinking the M6GC will weigh even more. I'm purely guessing here but I think the RS6/7 will shadow the M5 weight wise which if the case isn't at all bad when you consider they're awd.
And you can see how heavy it is, as it rolls when going around corners in the first video.
The S7's main competitor is the 650iGC which weights 1940kg.... 82kg. less than the S7 and the BMW still has 25HP more
If their AWD ads so much weight than I guess I'll stick with a RWD brand
When is the weight increase stop.
"Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere"
I would like to see Audi make the RS7 with the same horsepower the S7 has, but with 200/250kg lighter.
Haven't really followed this car much recently, what's its retail price and will it closely follow the price of the S7?
After comparing UK prices of the A7 3.0TFSI vs the 640iGC I can't believe that the 650iGC M/Sport is competing on price with the S7 especially as the difference between the 640i and 650i in coupe form is almost £8k.
A7 3.0TFSI S/Line - £49880
640iGC M/Sport - £66045
That's a huge £16165 of difference. If the S7 ends up at £70k which is probably the price of the 650iGC then it will be a dead duck in the water and sales failure.
I know somebody who has an Audi A7 3.0 tfsi modified by ABT. That car also has 420 hp and is a lot cheaper then the S7.
This car is si beautiful.
From day to day I love him more and more
The A7 is a typical diesel car. Why on earth would one want anything else from that hatch?
Eeee? non sens.
What doesen't? It is a comfort car and diesel suits it perfectly.
S7 with 4.0 Biturbo is also very comfortable. 4.0 perfectly fits to S7. Dynamic with class.
Audi S7 2013 First drive CarAndDriver
Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.4 sec
Two times that shadow the more powerful and slightly lighter RS5. Very impressive.
Now that is a god damn decent time for the S7.
So it means aprox 4.2-4.3 seconds to 100km/h! That is really good.
Waiting for the first head to head against its rivals CLS and Panamera!