2015 Audi A7 TDI

Pros: Availability of well-engineered diesel model and unique, high-performance RS 7; dazzling styling; high-quality interior materials and assembly

Cons: Fastback body style compromises rear visibility and entry/exit; some testers find Audi’s MMI controls overly complicated

CG Says: The Audi A7 gets some additional standard equipment—namely a blind-spot warning system and four-zone automatic climate control—for 2015. The high-performance S7 and RS 7 versions add a standard heads-up display. The A7 is visually stunning, inside and out. It’s comfortable to sit in and provides a surprising amount of practicality given its “4-door coupe” body style. Lively and reasonably efficient powertrains—both gasoline- and diesel-fueled–further enhance this car’s appeal. Prices seem high, but the sticker price buys a lot of luxury car. Even when well equipped, A7 comes out much less expensive than comparably equipped rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 3.0T Premium Plus: $65,900
3.0T Premium Plus TDI: $68,300
S7 4.0T: $82,500
RS 7 4.0T: $106,500

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8
Horsepower
420 (560 in RS 7)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic (RS 7)
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

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2015 Audi S7
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2015 Audi RS 7