Audi has finally unveiled the latest second generation Audi A7. It now comes with a more sophisticated styling and better technology than its predecessor. If you think its sexy, you’re definitely right!
The unveiling of the second generation A7 took place after a series of teaser campaigns. The A7, which draws its inspiration from the Audi Prologue concept now comes with more stylish and upscale design with a wide Singleframe grille similar to the latest Audi A8. The new grille design is then flanked by a set of distinctive headlights and sporty intakes. The unique styling continues further with a newly sculpted bonnet, bold character lines and a flowing roof.
Looking at the rear, the design is as mentioned by Audi, “tapered like that of a yacht” and features an integrated spoiler that extends when the car exceed 120kmph. The biggest design change at the rear would be the all-new tailight design. Audi designers fitted the A7 with a full-length light strip which consists of 13 vertical segments that can play various light animations. A feature that is currently a trend in new cars these days.
Moving inside, drivers will find an elegant and technologically advanced interior which comes with dual touchscreen displays. A plethora of options are offered, but some options which we highly recommended are the Audi Virtual Cockpit, a heads-up display (HUD) and the Bang & Olufsen audio system. Other highlights of the new A7 include the Valcona leather upholstery, voice control technology and an ambient lighting system.
If you’re looking for high-tech features, then the A7 definitely won’t disappoint you. The A7 can be configured with a variety of driver assistance systems, such as the Audi AI system. Utilizing multiple cameras and sensors, the A7 will be able to autonomously maneuver itself in and out of tight parking spaces as well as home garages. Also, drivers will be able to use more familiar features such as the adaptive cruise control.
At launch, the new A7 will come with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 TFSI petrol engine. The said engine produces 335bhp and 500Nm of torque. It is connected to a 7-speed S-tronic transmission and sends power to all four wheels via the quattro AWD system. The A7 will reach the century sprint in just 5.3 seconds before hitting its top speed of 250kmph. Of course, a range of four cylinder and six cylinder engines will be available. Both in petrol and diesel.
When it comes to handling, the A7 benefits from one of four different suspensions including a conventional steel spring suspension setup. Audi has also updated their air suspension that promises to be “more agile, nimble and comfortable.” Another option which customers can order is the sports suspension which reduces the ride height by 10mm.
Also, drivers will notice a progressive steering system with a “sporty ratio” which makes the steering feel more direct as you turn the wheel from lock to lock. While we’re on the subject of steering, the A7 is also available with dynamic-all-wheel steering. What this does is it turns the rear wheel as much as five degrees.
Pricing and availability
The A7 will go on sale by February next year with prices starting at EUR67,800 (MYR376,506).
Source: Audi AG