There’s much that the new 2017 Audi A7 offers apart from the exceptional looks. It comes with stunning looks, plenty of luxurious amenities, a top-shelf design, a powerful V8 engine, ample interior space, and an impressive cargo space with an easy-to-stow luggage compartment. Unlike the previous model that was available in a lone trim level, the new model adds a second one resulting in a minor reshuffling of features and technologies. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
Fighting The Prejudice
No effort has been spared by Audi in revising the 2017 Audi A7. It is one of the few cars in the automotive industry that has broken the traditional notion that luxury cars should definitely be sedans. Beyond the style, the new A7 also makes a strong statement with its performance and luxurious accommodations.
For starters, the new model was introduced six years ago as a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS. It became the first Audi model to feature a lift-back design since the ‘70s. It garnered quite a substantial following thanks to its comprehensive engine lineup and appealing design. This popularity even led BMW to launch its own 6 Series Gran Coupe. First forward to 2017, and Audi is up in arms with new technologies and features for the A7 in order to make it competent in its class.
Changed Interior And Old Exterior
Expect extra interior features, new wheels, and a new exterior paint. The style remains a carryover and which we have no qualms with given the admiration it still gets from its aficionados. Alternatives available in the market include the 2017 BMW 6 Series, 2017 Porsche Panamera, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. While there’s no doubt the rivals here are no-brainer in terms of their technologies, equipment, luxury amenities, and performance, the Audi A7 2017 is hard to resist.
Expected Price And A Release Date For The 2017 Audi A7
When it comes to the price of the new A7, buyers should expect to pay a premium of $68,800 for the Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus, and $76,550 for the Audi A7 3.0T Competition Prestige model. Leasing is an option. As regards the release date, sources in the know say an early-2017 is most likely given the existing circumstances.
2017 Audi A7 Exterior Pictures
As already mentioned, the new 2017 Audi A7 carries over unchanged over the previous model. But even so, three new colors, and new alloy wheels have been added.
The 2017 Audi A7 Sportback continues to impress even in the absence of new design change. This is of course due to the facelift it got back in 2014 which brought about a sportier stance, and more angular elements.
2017 Audi A7 Interior Review
More attention has been offered on its interior. The new model gains Natural Agate Gray and Aluminum Ellipse Silver inlays. However, no new upholstery colors and leather options are offered. Also on the roster of new features offered for the Audi A7 is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Convenience features include an electric lumbar adjustment, LED interior lighting, and front seat heating. A pair of detachable tablets offer rear-seat entertainment system. More details will be offered on its release date.
As already mentioned, the new Audi A7 comes in two trims: the Audi A7 Premium Plus, and the Audi A7 Prestige. An owners-manual is available with all the specific accessories available on each model.
Under the hood of the new A7 is a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine generating 333 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. With all this power beneath the hood, the new model manages to zoom from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, and continues to achieve a 130 mph top speed. Fuel economy remains at 25 mpg in combined city/highway cruising.
For more oomph, there is an available 450-horsepower – generating Audi S7, or the Audi RS7 that gets 560 pumped under its hood. Opting for the Audi RS7 Performance model takes the performance even higher at 605 hp. A Quattro all-wheel drive system is available depending on the model. An eight-speed Tiptronic or a seven-speed S Tronic transmission is available as well.
When it comes to the safety of the 2017 Audi A7, rumor has it that the model is poised to get a perfect score of five out five star rating for overall safety protection thanks to features such as front passenger detection, Sideguard head curtain airbags, knee airbags, front thorax side airbags, and dual-stage airbags.