‘S CLUB 7’
Added 27th April, 2018
By Jonathan Crouch
The MK1 model S7 Sportback is an Audi meriting a measured approach, a sporting car rather than a sports car, its blend of talents making it a mainstream A7 with a bit extra in hand rather than a hard-riding RS-style Audi that's been tuned back a couple of notches. That in itself is no bad thing. You'll enjoy the S7 for its smooth ride, its effortless engine, the astonishing technology and its slick-shifting transmission. In other words, you'll enjoy it very much.
There are obviously more efficient fast executive five-doors available from this period - and sharper ones to drive. But none that for the money, quite share this model's package of power, practicality and panache. And it's one of the modern breed of large executive Audi S model cars that have more about them than simply a big engine up-front, a contender that might even surprise you if in the past, you've limited your options with cars like this to brands like BMW and Porsche. Above all, it's a mature car, one that doesn't have to try too hard, a model that creeps in under the radar. Very desirable, very rare and very, very Audi.