M&D Exclusive Cardesign creates highly tuned Audi S7 with PD700R wide-body kit

Article by Christian A., on January 2, 2017

As many of us know, RS versions of any Audi’s vehicle models are more powerful and more dynamic than their S counterparts. Thus, for the Audi A7 model family, the RS7 is definitely a much better performer than the S7. But this is not applicable in the case of the Audi S7 tuned by M&D Exclusive Cardesign. This tuned S7 should leave the RS7 behind the dust.

One of the primary reasons why the Audi RS7 has more performance than the S7 is the engine. Both the Audi S7 and the RS7 are powered by the same engine that is differently tuned for each model. The 4.0-liter turbocharged TFSI V8 engine on the latest S7 (2017 model year) could provide 450 hp of max output and 406 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This level of power pales compared to a better tuned TFSI V8 engine that delivers 560 hp of max output and 516 lb.-ft. of peak torque for the 2017 Audi RS7. A higher performance variant of the RS7 boasts of having 605 hp of max output and 553 lb.-ft. of peak torque at its disposal.

However, the Audi S7 tuned by M&D Exclusive Cardesign isn’t the 2017 version – but the 2013 model is used instead. The 2013 Audi S7 – as standard -- features a V8 engine that could provide ‎420 hp of output and ‎406 lb.-ft. of torque. M&D Exclusive Cardesign fine-tuned this V8 engine to now deliver a whopping 690 hp (515 kW) of max output and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm) of peak torque.

This is a very significant jump in power, and is substantial enough to out-power the latest Audi RS7, both the standard and the high performance version. This power upgrade was achieved by installing an enhanced turbocharger and upgraded air intake, as well as a sport exhaust with larger downpipes. Also installed were high-flow catalytic converters, and custom engine control software.

Of course, such huge surge in power needs to be appropriately conveyed, which is why M&D Cardesign is offerings the PD700R wide-body kit from Prior Design. This package installs certain parts that would make the Audi S7 look meaner on the road like its new front bumper with larger intakes and a lip spoiler as well as muscular side skits and a new rear bumper with larger diffuser. In addition, this tuned Audi S7 is fitted with the updated taillights and radiator grille – also the steering wheel -- from the RS7.

The M&D Cardesign wrapped this S7 with foil designs -- inspired by Audi’s racing livery in black, red, and gray graphics – covering its glacier white metallic paint finish. Other styling features are a dark tint on the rear window and back door glass as well as 21-inch Rennen Forged R60 X-Concave alloy wheels -- with matte black spokes and gloss black barrels – wrapped in 265/30ZR21 Continental tires.

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M&D Exclusive Cardesign: Audi S7 MD700

RS-Look and 700 hp: Audi S7 from M&D Exclusive Cardesign

The Audi RS7 possesses both an elegance and dynamic presence that marks it out as something special in the luxury four-door coupe world. It certainly has a stance and an attitude that is strikingly different from the standard A7 Sportback on which it is based.

However, thanks to styling specialists M&D Exclusive Cardesign headquartered in Dinslaken, Germany, owners of the lesser A7 und S7 now have the opportunity to beat the mighty RS7 at its own game.

M&D carries out the optical part of their conversion using the PD700R Widebody Kit from their styling partner, Prior Design. The kit comprises a new front bumper featuring larger air intakes and a spoiler lip, while the new rear bumper has a large diffuser. Both are designed to perfectly integrate with the wider wheel arch flares, which are visually joined by suitably shaped side skirts.

As this conversion was carried out on a 2013 model year pre-facelift S7, the updated taillights from the revised model were fitted along with a factory RS7 radiator grille. This has been finished in glossy black along with the air scoops, Audi rings and door mirror caps.

The basic bodywork finish is Audi’s pearl effect colour glacier white metallic to which an elaborate LeMans Style foil design, with various shapes and lettering in red, black and grey, has been overlaid. To further accentuate the sporting flavour, the rear and rear side windows were dark tinted.

To fill the wide wheel arches convincingly, M&D chose 10.5x21-inch Rennen Forged R60 X-Concave alloy wheels, shod with 265/30ZR21 Continental tyres. The spokes of these wheels are finished in matt black, while the inner and outer barrels and the screw fixing flanges of these multi-piece wheels have a contrasting gloss black finish.

In the cabin, M&D fitted an RS7 sports steering wheel to match the exterior theme. They also made changes to the infotainment software coding to allow the TV to be used during a journey, while providing access to hidden menus.

The engine is the heart of any car, and M&D’s special S7 comes with an engine upgrade to match its more belligerent looks. A factory fresh S7’s 4.0 litre bi-turbo V8 comes with 420 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The M&D conversion consists of air intake path optimisation, turbocharger upgrades, a sport exhaust with larger downpipes, HJS high-flow catalytic convertors and RS7 tailpipes, and bespoke ECU software to create another 280 hp. The new headline numbers are a supercar killing 700 hp and 950 Nm of torque, all directed effectively to the tarmac through the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

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