Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Audi A7 is a well sorted luxury hatchback with 5-doors. The car is not as big as the A8 but the radical hatchback design gives the A7 a unique look which the automotive world has fallen in love with. The versatile design and top of the line luxury features are a big selling point. The Audi A7 has a base price of just over $60k. The Audi A7 is known as an executive car and its main competition is the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
In Europe the Audi A7 gets a nice fuel efficient diesel engine. Here in the U.S. the Audi A7 gets a supercharged 3.0 liter V-6 engine that is capable of producing 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft. of torque. 0-60 MPH takes just 5.6 seconds thanks to a quick shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. The gas mileage ratings for the A6 check in at 18 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway. With the standard Quattro all-wheel drive system the A7 proves to be no sissy in the corners. This car is not meant to be a serious luxury sports car, instead the A7 is for the reserved high-end client to likes to get to his destination in style. The interior of the Audi is a real beauty. The beautiful wood trim looks like it belongs on some high-end yacht.
The interior surfaces are wrapped in supple leather and the seats are some of the most comfortable you can find at this price point. The Audi A7 comes with a revolutionary Multi-Media Interface featuring a big screen and logical menu navigation along with an almost perfectly functioning Voice Command system that makes finding directions or the search for the right music channel a pleasure. Total seating capacity is only 4 passengers but that means those sitting in the rear will have plenty of space. There is 24 cubic feet of interior cargo space thanks to the hatchback design. And the liftgate is also electrically operated.
Once set in motion, the A7 drives spectacularly almost perfection perhaps. There is really no need for a more powerful engine. The interior is well sorted and very quiet. The basic price of $60,000 includes quite a lot of features. Some of these are Xenon lights, climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather, heated power seats, MMI radio and 6.5-inch screen. But there are many optional packages that can be added. These really push the envelope of technology and luxury. Overall the Audi A7 is one great looking luxury car at a very reasonable price.
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