We know the Audi S7 is getting its replacement quite soon. The Audi A6 will be getting updated next year and the A7 will be following suit in 2019. Which means that we should be seeing the follow up to the S7 in just two year’s time as well. The current Audi S7 is one of our favorite cars in the four-ringed lineup, with stunning looks, awesome performance and a mighty twin-turbo V8 engine. So we’re anticipating good things for its replacement, which was just recently caught testing at the famed Nurburgring in this new spy video from Supercars of EU.
When looking at the fully-camouflaged 2019 Audi S7 lapping the ‘Ring in isolation, it can be hard to determine the differences between it and the current car. However, it seems as if Audi was testing the current car on the very same day and we get to see some shots of that for comparison. The new car is certainly lower, wider and sleeker than the old car but the changes are subtle. The most obvious difference is the face of the new car. It’s received the same massively wide grille of the next-gen A8 and every other Marc Lichte-designed car, as well as the same narrow and aggressive headlights. It also looks a bit longer but we can’t be exactly sure.
The engine and exhaust note heard from this new S7 sounds good, growly and angry but we’re not one hundred percent certain of what powertrain will lie underneath its stylish sheetmetal. We can venture an estimated guess, though, as it will likely be the same 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that powers the brand-new Audi RS5 and Porsche Panamera. This will replace the old 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 in the current car. The old V8 makes 450 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque and it’s an absolute monster, an engine that we love. However, the new 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 has the potential to be even more powerful, as the RS5 already makes 450 hp itself. Plus, the significantly lighter weight of the V6 engine will allow the next S7 to turn in sharper and handle better, thanks to less weight over the front wheels. It will also be more efficient, helping to bring Audi’s performance car lineup’s overall fuel consumption down.
Check out this video and the upcoming 2019 Audi S7, which not only looks great but sounds great, too.