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What is Audi Cylinder On Demand?

The new Audi S7 offers a lot to get excited about, but one feature working behind the scenes might just be one of the most impressive pieces of technology Audi has put into this vehicle. Of course, we are talking about Cylinder On Demand. So what is Audi Cylinder On Demand?

2016 Audi S7 Engine Specs and Performance

The new Audi S7 Sportback is equipped with the 4.0-liter V8 TFSI engine, which manages to deliver up to 450 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. The model also has Audi’s quattro permanent drive system for greater stability and traction. Using the full power of the engine, the S7 can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. That’s a lot of power, and when paired with the Cylinder on Demand system, engine performance on the S7 is even more impressive.

Audi Cylinder On Demand Cylinder On Demand can shut off certain cylinders during partial load operation, allowing only four of the available eight cylinders to be used. This means that despite all the available power, the engine is only using what is necessary, making engine operation efficient while still remaining smooth. The 2016 S7 consumes only 8.8 l/100 km during highway operation.

You likely won’t even be able to notice the Cylinder On Demand system kicking in. Cylinder deactivation can occur only when certain factors are met. Cylinders will only shut off when the engine temperature is at least 40 degrees Celsius and when the engine speed is somewhere between 930 and 3500 rpm. You must also be driving in at least third gear, which is something to keep in mind for those who like to make the most of the 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission by taking control of shifting.

Now that you know what Audi Cylinder On Demand is and how it works, feel free to contact us at Audi Royal Oak to learn more about the high performance capabilities of the 2016 Audi S7 Sportback. You can also see what new Audi models we currently have in stock by visiting our website.

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