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.