Road Tests Real world tests of S7 Sportback vs S4

0-60mph

Audi S4
5.1 s

Top speed

S7 Sportback
155 mph
Audi S4
155 mph

0-100mph

Audi S4
11 s

1/4 mile

S7 Sportback
12.4 s
Audi S4
12.83 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Audi S7 Sportback

Reasons to consider the
Audi S7 Sportback

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More powerful engine 414 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 407 ft-lb @ 1,400 RPM vs 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 12.4 s vs 12.83 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Bigger engine 4,000 cc vs 2,998 cc Around 35% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 10.07 lb/hp vs 11.78 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Faster to 200kph 15.5 s vs 17.5 s More than 10% faster to 200kph
Side view of Audi S4

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Audi S4

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Lighter curb weight 3,874 lb vs 4,169 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S7 Sportback  vs
S4 
Brand Audi Audi
Price 55,000 46,725
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.07 lb/hp 11.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 414 HP @ 5,800 RPM 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 407 ft-lb @ 1,400 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion

engine

Displacement 4,000 cc 2,998 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Air compressor Turbocharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.5 in 3.33 in / 3.51 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

S7 Sportback  vs
S4 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s 12.83 s
0-60mph 4 s 5.1 s
0-100mph 12 s 11 s
0-200kph 15.5 s 17.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain Quattro AWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Audi Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Audi Ventilated Discs

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,169 lb 3,874 lb
Width 75.2 in 71.9 in
Height 55.9 in 56.2 in
Length 195.6 in 185.2 in
Wheelbase 114.7 in 110.6 in
Audi S7 Sportback
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Audi S4
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