Frankfurt 11' Preview: 2012 Audi S7 Gets Twin-Turbo 420-HP V8

Audi has decided to release three new S models at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, the S6 and S6 Avant, S8 and the S7 you see here.

The S7 is now currently the most powerful version of the A7 with its new twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8. The 4.0L V8 is the same engine in the S6 and S6 Avant models. It generates 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque. The S7 reaches 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph. The 4.0L V8 is mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The S7 comes standard with an adaptive air suspension, matte black brake calipers with S7 logos and 19-inch wheels. Inside the S7 gets S badges and the sport seats are covered in a combination of Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara.

The Audi S7 is scheduled to arrive in the spring.