2017 Audi S7 Sportback is put to good use in Australia as a police car

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2016

Audi Australia has loaned a new Audi S7 Sportback to the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command of the New South Wales Police Force, allowing them to continue their work in a series of community and youth engagement programs. The new Audi S7 Sportback will also will also make an appearance at a number of events around Lake Illawarra LAC.

Audi’s loan of a new Audi S7 Sportback to the Lake Illawarra LAC will cover 12 months. This new agreement comes after and is considered an extension of a previous loan of an Audi RS 4 Avant.

The loaned Audi S7 Sportback is wrapped in a livery picked from a design contest organized in 2015 by Audi Australia on its Facebook page. The winning livery for the Audi S7 Sportback was voted by almost 800 people. It is powered by a 4.0 TFSI Biturbo V8 engine that could deliver up to 331 kW (450 hp) of output and 550 Nm (405 pound-feet) of torque.

These power figures should allow the loaned Audi S7 Sportback to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. Its top speed has been electronically limited to 155 mph (250 kph) with power sent through the road via the Quattro all-wheel drive system. This should make the loaned Audi S7 Sportback quick and fast enough to catch speeding motorists as a true police car.

Interestingly, the 4.0 TFSI Biturbo V8 engine that powers the Audi S7 Sportback employs an atypical ‘hot side, inside’ exhaust concept, in which its twin-turbos are placed inside the 90-degree V. When there is no need to push the engine enough (full throttle), the engine has been programmed to have four of its eight cylinders to be deactivated to further the vehicle’s overall efficiency. Although this setup may result to unwanted harmonics, such unwanted clatter has been suppressed in the passenger cabin through an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system that channels its own white noise through the sound system’s speakers.

Priced at $180,716 (MLP), the Audi S7 Sportback features a redesigned face with its single frame grille and lower splitter appearing in a more cohesive line across its width. The S7 Sportback also features larger air inlets with twin chrome highlights featuring Matrix LED headlight technology. The rear end of the S7 Sportback is marked with LED rear tail lights in a flatter design, contrasting diffuser and trapezoidal tailpipe trims.

Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia, remarked that the Audi S7 Sportback boasts of a stunning presence thanks to its sophisticated design and the soundtrack of its twin-turbo V8 engine. He added that this makes the Audi S7 Sportback well-suited for various events as planned by the Lake Illawarra LAC. Doyle noted that loaning an Audi S7 Sportback to the NSW Police Force would allow the carmaker to contribute back to the community, especially that Audi has been successful in Australia in the past decade.

Press Release

Audi S7 Sportback Serves the New South Wales Police

The Lake Illawarra Local Area Command of the New South Wales Police Force has taken delivery of a brand-new Audi S7 Sportback to continue their work in a variety of community and youth engagement programs.

This 12-month loan follows a successful engagement of an Audi RS 4 Avant previously, and an extension of what is seen in community as a popular and beneficial association. The livery is an interpretation of a design chosen by almost 800 Audi Australia Facebook fans in 2015.

“We are pleased to continue to support the NSW Police Force as they engage with the youth and wider community in the Lake Illawarra region,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia.

“The Audi S7 Sportback has a striking presence, thanks to its sophisticated design and the sound of its extraordinary twin-turbo V8 engine, and so it is perfectly suited to making an impact at the various events it will attend throughout the course of the next 12 months.

“Audi has been extraordinarily successful in Australia over the last decade, and so we are delighted to contribute back to the community in this way,” said Mr Doyle.

“The Audi S7 Sportback provides an exciting and visible platform for our community and youth engagement activities,” said Superintendent Zoran Dzevlan, Commander of Lake Illawarra LAC.

“Our use of the S7 Sportback will encourage people of all ages to introduce themselves to local police, using the car itself to help start up a conversation.”

The Audi S7 Sportback
The incredible S7 Sportback is powered by 4.0 TFSI Biturbo V8 that produces 331kW and 550Nm. With impressive outputs like these, it’s little wonder that the S7 can demolish the sprint to 100km/h in 4.6 secs.

The 4.0 TFSI utilises an unusual ‘hot side, inside’ exhaust concept, where the twin-turbos sit inside the 90-degree vee. In addition, four of the eight cylinders can be deactivated under light throttle loads for the benefit of efficiency, and any unwanted harmonics this may cause are suppressed in the passenger cabin by an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system that broadcasts through the sound system’s speakers.

In 2015, the face of the S7 Sportback was totally redesigned, including the singleframe grille, the lower splitter that now appears in a more cohesive line across the width of the car and the larger air inlets that feature twin chrome highlights. The effect gives the S7 Sportback a wider stance, with even more visual impact.

The new Matrix LED headlight technology also gives a different visual impression at the front of the S7, while also offering an incredible level of forward vision at night-time, without blinding other motorists. Audi’s distinctive, dynamic turning indicators at the front and rear are also available across the range.

At the rear, the S7 Sportback features new LED rear tail lights in a flatter design, trapezoidal tailpipe trims and a bold, contrasting diffuser to enhance the dynamic visuals.

Inside, a new high-resolution Driver Information System (DIS) sits in between the speedometer and tachometer readouts, and can display crystal-clear map-based navigation right in the driver’s natural field of vision. This intelligent ergonomic innovation from Audi is powered by the new-generation MIB2 infotainment system, which itself is driven by the latest Nvidia Tegra 30 quad-core processor.

Subtle enhancements throughout the interior increase the perception of quality throughout, like new details in aluminium – primarily around the air vents and MMI controls. The gear selector lever has also been redesigned, for cleaner visuals and also for improved haptics.

In 2011, the all-new A7 Sportback made an immediate impact in Australia when it took out the Australian International Design Award in the Automotive and Transport category. This followed another award bestowed by German magazine Auto Bild at its Design Summit in the same year.

The Audi S7 Sportback costs $180,716 (*MLP).

The Lake Illawarra LAC community engagement programs
Lake Illawarra Command is committed to delivering regular community and youth engagement opportunities.

Community engagement is about consultation, participation and communication –
Police talking with and seeking the views of the communities they serve, and working with them to develop responses and strategies to solve crime, reduce violence and improve local safety. This approach breaks down barriers with the community and reduces the fear of crime. It also promotes confidence in the NSW Police Force.

The Commander’s Active Citizen Program engages with students who are excelling and are seen as future leaders or mentors. The program shows these students what a positive influence they can have on others as well as showing them what community activities they may volunteer in. The program’s aim is to make them an active citizen in the community, to make a difference and have a voice.

A community that is engaged with Police better understands what the force does and why.

*MLP – Manufacturer List Pricing excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges.

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