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2018 Audi A7 Sportback Review

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2018 Audi A7 Sportback Review



The new Audi A7 Sportback:
Sporty face of Audi in the luxury class

Four-door coupe embodies progressiveness in design and technology
All-digital control system, comprehensive connectivity and mild hybrid technology
Gran Turismo with enhanced handling and more long-distance comfort

The A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language to a great extent and delivers on the design promise made by the prologue studies. The four-door coupe sets standards in the luxury class when it comes to progressiveness. It embodies a new style of Gran Turismo, with dynamic lines, systematic digitalization, a sporty driving experience and a versatile space concept.

Dynamics at their most beautiful: the exterior design
The exterior design of the A7 Sportback is an expression of the new design language that Audi introduced with the prologue study and made its production debut in the new Audi A8. With large surfaces, sharp edges and taut, athletic lines, the A7 signals dynamics and progressiveness from every perspective.
Up front, the Singleframe grille – wider and lower than that of the Audi A8 – the narrow headlights, the boldly contoured air inlets and the flat front end convey at a glance the sportiness of the Gran Turismo. The headlights are available in three versions. With the middle and top equipment lines, the light signature takes up the subject of digitalization: 12 adjacent lighting segments separated by narrow intervening spaces evoke associations with the binary digits 0 and 1. The top version is the HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light.

Show car design comes to production: the interior
The interior fuses design and technology in a unique way. The interior of the new Audi A7 Sportback dazzles with its futuristic lounge atmosphere. Its reduced, clean design language is based in a one-of-a-kind balance of tension and coolness. The horizontal lines and sleek instrument panel provide for a feeling of airy spaciousness. The center console is oriented toward the driver, underscoring the Gran Turismo’s sporty character. Four key values characterize the interior concept: progressiveness, sportiness, intuitiveness and sophistication. All colors, upholstery materials and inlays underscore the new aesthetic, from the base version to the design selection, the S line sport package and the particularly sophisticated Valcona leather. The optional contour ambient lighting package traces the contours and subtly highlights the space.
The 10.1-inch upper display (in combination with MMI navigation plus) is tilted toward the driver. With its black panel optics and framed in a graphite gray aluminum clasp, it almost disappears into the dashboard when switched off. The body supporting the clasp is itself a geometric sculpture. The display’s user interface appears as soon as the car is opened. In keeping with the interior design, the look is reduced and succinct. All screen content can be quickly registered.

Broad-based electrification: mild hybrid system for greater comfort and efficiency
The new Audi A7 Sportback will initially launch with the 3.0 V6 TFSI. The sonorously understated V6 turbo produces 250 kW (340 hp) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft). The four-door coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). In the NEDC, the base version of the Audi A7 55 TFSI consumes 6.8 liters of fuel (34.6 US mpg), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 154 grams (247.8 g/mi). The 3.0 TFSI is paired with a seven-speed S tronic. Its quattro drivetrain uses the efficient ultra technology that activates rear-wheel drive as needed. Additional six- and four-cylinder engines, both gasoline and diesel, will follow shortly after the start of production.

The new Audi A7 Sportback rolls off the assembly line at the Neckarsulm site and will launch on the German market in late February 2018. The base price for the 55 TFSI quattro S tronic is 67,800 euros.
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44 Comments

44 Comments

  1. Wis

    October 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Moi, je suis toujours aussi fan de Audi! En plus, celle-ci est sublime, de mieux en mieux!

  2. J

    October 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Audi's design is on another level

  3. NBA LIVE MOBILE

    October 20, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    What the name of the song

  4. Sam D

    October 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Impressed! And that trance tune is cool!

  5. meet Barot

    October 21, 2017 at 12:31 am

    audi desing is on another level

  6. Joseph Dy

    October 21, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Looks generic

  7. It’s ACD

    October 21, 2017 at 5:49 am

    The A7 is more Beautiful that the A8

  8. Ramdomz Play

    October 21, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Ugly tail light

  9. D Sek7or

    October 21, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Why the heck they didn't put real exhausting pipes at the back again? That is so easy to bring and so uncool and stupid when absent.

  10. tobias_ 200103

    October 21, 2017 at 7:21 am

    how many will it cost?

  11. Harut Hajin

    October 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Rear ugly old look

  12. Steven Chen

    October 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    WTF

  13. MIT S

    October 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Beauty

  14. Special Vehicles Driven

    October 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Great design, I like it even more than A8, however it's funny, how the laser scanner looks like a one in cop 👮 car

  15. SpeedragTech

    October 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    pure purfection

  16. Jh K

    October 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    응 아반때

  17. sHadow

    October 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Audi > car

  18. Kapil Dasgupta

    October 21, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    That was a very good commercial!

  19. Abdulkadir Gülünay

    October 21, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    The AUDI iş better than other Germans

  20. Muhamad halkawt

    October 21, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I settled this 700 like 😂😉😉

  21. MTobin1000

    October 22, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Audi is definitely catching up with Mercedes Benz. Good for them, they've come a long way.  Nothing wrong with the silver medal Audi….cheers !

  22. MegaUnavailableusern

    October 22, 2017 at 12:49 am

    looks like a kia stinger

  23. Jose Castro

    October 22, 2017 at 1:11 am

    second song name please

  24. siemenssx1

    October 22, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I honestly thought this was a new hyundai

  25. smith jason

    October 22, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Preview version of A7 it's more beautiful than the actual model on the exterior. The interior of the new model? it's mindblowing

  26. Sarkozy

    October 22, 2017 at 2:25 am

    the front looks cheap as fuck to me… headlights has it looking ford-ish

  27. saumy sharma

    October 22, 2017 at 3:36 am

    That's the car I was waiting for.

  28. Arif Naim

    October 22, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Kia stinger 🤔

  29. Onur Yüksel

    October 22, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Rich buys, we only look…

  30. papoopa5800

    October 22, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Glad to see that we’re in 2017 while this car is already in 2037. Great job Audi!

  31. 하유

    October 22, 2017 at 7:55 am

    It is a elantra

  32. Nick Name

    October 22, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Now audi its going to put panamera back lights to all models 🙂

  33. rocketboy1684

    October 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    the back has that resemblance of the new accord

  34. wtf bich

    October 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Dont like the new design looks shit, and cheap plastic not solid like previous models

  35. Mercedes Benz

    October 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Amazing car

  36. unstoppable

    October 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I love u

  37. Amjad Hussein

    October 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I found it very dissapointing ,
    i always loved A7 designs , but this one , i am not quite sure , it hasnt caracter .

  38. Stephen Saedi

    October 23, 2017 at 5:14 am

    so its the b8.5 S4 engine

  39. Tahingo Marqios

    October 23, 2017 at 11:33 am

    The he reason why Audi has ditched the swivel wheel in favour of touchscreen is because of its autonomy. The car can mostly control itself so the driver doesn't always need to be looking out, so you can use the touchscreen. I still prefer the swivel wheel but I can see why Audi ditched it.

  40. Atrinz7

    October 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    The interior design is much better than the previous garbage, the exterior however is still far behind Series 6 and CLS.

  41. B 2B

    October 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Still the old cls and 6 series better looking than this

  42. 박주성

    October 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I think A7 is best design!!!

  43. percy Gilbert

    October 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    my interest is how the RS7 gonna look after this design

  44. SiewGood Wong

    October 25, 2017 at 2:19 am

    The previous headlights looked better..

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