This week, Audi confirmed off the redesigned A7 in all its five-door coupe/fastback sedan glory. Packing the identical semi-autonomous driving expertise and infotainment system because the lately revealed A8 flagship sedan, the A7 seems able to tackle rivals just like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 6 Collection Gran Coupe. It actually has a sleeker look than the A8, however how does the A7’s new design evaluate to its predecessor?
Up entrance, it could make sense for the A7 to borrow most of its design particulars from the A5 Sportback, however it really doesn’t. Sure, there are similarities, particularly within the hood, however the A7 will get its personal vast grille and distinctive headlights. The grille and headlights are additionally the largest change you’ll see from the earlier A7’s entrance finish, as properly. In profile, you see that Audi saved the general form about the identical, solely now with sharper creases in a number of the physique panels.
Out again, Audi gave the redesigned A7 utterly new taillights. Working your complete width of the rear finish, these LED taillights will in all probability be essentially the most controversial design resolution on the A7. If you happen to ask us, they appear like very good variations of those Hyundai makes use of on a few of its automobiles. The A7’s most distinctive characteristic—its rear hatch—continues to be there, although.
Inside, Audi resisted the urge to reuse the A8’s cabin, giving the sprint and heart console their very own distinctive look. It’s additionally an enormous departure from what we noticed contained in the outdated A7. Fortunately, the touchscreen is best built-in into the sprint this time round. The brand new A7 additionally will get much more tech than we noticed within the earlier model.
Manufacturing of the brand new A7 will start in early 2018, however U.S. consumers must wait till later within the yr to check drive one. Stateside, energy will come from a turbocharged three.Zero-liter V-6 making a wholesome 340 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not sufficient in your tastes, we assume the extra highly effective S7 and RS 7 will quickly comply with.
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