11.04.16 - 2016 Audi A7

When you see the A7, S7 or RS 7 there’s a good chance the last thing you think of this car as is a hatchback, but it actually is one. This car is a hatchback in the same way the Corvette is a hatchback, it doesn’t have a separate trunk area, but a space that opens up to give you more versatility in the back, but for the most part you aren’t going to use this space for your luggage. Instead of worrying about the practicality of the car being considered in this class you can enjoy the amazing high performance of the A7 lineup and what it offers as a competitor to other luxury brands.

What you receive when you make the A7 or one of its variations the choice for you is a car that offers exceptional style, great performance and a ton of technological upgrades to give you a car that’s perfect for all your driving needs. For 2017 the A7 lineup has deleted the diesel option but added two new performance models to the group; the A7 Competition and the RS 7 Performance. There is also new tech for you to enjoy and make your driving even better than ever before.

Across the two engines of this car you’ll find five different ways they offer the performance you want to enjoy. The A7 and RS 7 models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission while the S7 shows up using a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. All models use the impressive Quattro AWD system as standard fare to give you a great ride.

Starting at the base A7 model you see a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces a strong 333 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. This does bring you 21 city/29 hwy mpg. Moving up to the A7 Competition you have the same engine but tuned up for 340 horsepower and the same torque while returning the same fuel numbers as the base model as well. The next three models all use the 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine. The S7 comes in with 450 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque to give you a powerful ride that still returns 17 city/27 hwy mpg of fuel mileage. The RS 7 improves the power numbers to give you 560 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque and the RS 7 Performance increases the growl even more to show off 605 horsepower and the same torque. Both of these final models offer you 15 city/25 hwy mpg, but you certainly didn’t buy this car for the fuel numbers.

The Audi A7 family can give you a large range of prices to choose from. At the base model you’ll pay a little less than $70,000 and moving to the A7 Competition will ask for an additional $7,500. The S7 starts out at nearly $80,000 and the RS 7 will ask you to pay $111,6000 with the RS 7 Performance coming in at $130,500 to give you the price range to choose what you want to drive.

While Audi is considered the brand that has the best interiors in the business, you’ll be greeted with a ton of amazing features in this car, even at the base model. This model starts out with a quad-zone climate control system, leather upholstery with gorgeous wood accents, heated eight-way power front seats, a navigation system, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a ten-speaker audio system, satellite and HD Radio, two USB ports, Audi connect and Audi smartphone interface which is new this year to give you more connectivity with your smartphone in the A7.

Moving up the line you’ll be able to add some amazing options to make the ride more comfortable and connected. You can choose massaging front ventilated seats, a head up display, the new Driver Assistance package that offers lane assist, adaptive cruise control, corner view cameras and more driver information features, the Audi pre-sense plus to apply the brakes to avoid a collision, and more power and handling features for the sportier modes of this awesome car.

The Audi A7 lineup is one that allows you to choose the version of this sleek and gorgeous car that you want to have a car that will give you an exciting drive in any form. Let this be your next car and enjoy some of the best features that Audi has to offer.

Written by Scott Boyd

Sports fan. Coffee lover. Entrepreneur. California dreamin'. The only thing I enjoy more than writing about cars is driving them around town... especially old hot rods. Find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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