The S7 Sportback has arrived.

Sharing most of its DNA with its S6 sibling, the 2012 Audi S7 Sportback comes with the same power plant - the 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8.

As in the S6, the unit is good for exactly 420 PS (309 kW / 414 bhp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque while the S7's configuration features the same cylinder deactivation technology, stop-start system and energy recuperation as in S6. The gearbox is also the 7-speed S-tronic transmission. On the (quattro) all-wheel drive S7, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 4.9 seconds.

The commonality with the S6 continues with the air suspension and the 19-inch wheels upon which the S7 rides.

The interior features S badging and a red ring around the start-stop button as well as the S7 logo on the illuminated door sills. Footrest and pedals are of stainless-steel while decorative trimming is offered in aluminum, carbon and various fine-grain woods.

The press release below offers full details.

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