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The Fleet – Third report: Audi S7

Time 6:22 pm, October 2, 2015

Okay, it’s thirsty – but what a delight to drive. 

MOST people in the office would be over the moon to have the S7 for a few weeks. Baggott is moving and needed the Transporter, so after all the moving around I found myself in the big Audi.

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 10.01.23Now, I’m no Audi fan – although when I’m asked what is the best car around, I always start by saying Audi makes the best interiors. And the S7 confirms this. It is simply a beautiful place to be. Not only that, but Audi has managed to make an audio/sat-nav system that is logical and easy to use. This is my bugbear with many cars – if Audi can make one this good, why can’t the rest?

So, after three weeks, what do I think? Have I been converted? Well, I’ve covered around 1,000 miles, and every one was a pleasure – comfortable, refined and relaxed, with a cabin that feels it will outlast anything and a superb engine that sounds just glorious.

What can’t I live with? An unhealthy thirst for fuel and its size. Fine on motorways and country roads, but very noticeable in town and when you’re parking. If you want a sporty Audi, buy an RS5. But if you want a peerless grand tourer, the Audi A7 should be high on your list.

by Andy Entwistle

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