Audi Spied Testing Next-Gen S7 at the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Audi is spending its time at the Nurburgring putting the next-generation S7 to the test.

Spy photographers have already caught the new Audi A7 testing in early August, but they have recently managed to get much closer shots of the high-performance S7 making its rounds on the Nurburgring.

Like the A7, the S7 will be inspired by the Prologue concept that debuted at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show. In addition, we can see hints that the next S7 will pack some serious performance, with massive brakes and a quad exhaust setup that fills out the rear bumper nicely.

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Expect the new A7 and S7 models to shed a bit of weight because they will be built on the company’s MLB Evo platform that is already underpinning the Q7. The big question is what powerplant Audi will use, since the Porsche Panamera 4S introduced a new 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 440 horsepower that could also be a candidate for the S7. That also means it might not feature a V8, another sign of automakers downsizing with the help of forced induction.

Expect more details on the next A7 and S7 to come before they make their debut sometime late next year.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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