Audi S7 review

Category: Performance car

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi S7 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Audi S7 2019  front right tracking shot
  • Audi S7 2019 right rear tracking
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Audi S7 2019 front left cornering shot
  • Audi S7 2019 right panning shot
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD front seats
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD boot from right
  • Audi S7 2019 boot open
  • Audi S7 2019  front right tracking shot
  • Audi S7 2019 right rear tracking
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Audi S7 2019 front left cornering shot
  • Audi S7 2019 right panning shot
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD front seats
  • Audi S7 2019 RHD boot from right
  • Audi S7 2019 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Audi S7 considerably undercuts the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 as a cash buy. Expect similar resale values to the CLS 53, too, which should also bestow it with competitive PCP repayments. The S7 really shows the CLS 53 up when it comes to fuel consumption, too — being a diesel you can expect it to return several MPG more than its petrol rivals. Company car users will still find it in the top bracket for benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax., though.

The standard S7 comes very well equipped, with 20in alloy wheels, privacy glass, keyless start, leather seats (heated in the front), and all those infotainment and visibility aids we’ve mentioned previously.

Overview

Like its S6 sibling, the Audi S7 errs more towards the luxury end of the performance car spectrum. It’s generally comfortable, quiet, spacious and effortlessly quick, but, like the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53, it’s not a ball of fun to drive. The diesel engine is brilliant, and an advantage when it comes to fuel consumption, but may also push those worried about buying a diesel towards petrol-powered rivals.

  • Effortless pace
  • Decent fuel costs
  • Quiet and comfortable on the motorway
  • Only available with a diesel
  • Imperfect steering feel
  • Lumpy ride in town
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