2016 Audi A7

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 2016 Audi A7 has revised front styling with LED headlights. There is also more power for most engines. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gets a horsepower boost from 310 to 333, while the turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 of the S7 gains 30 horsepower for a total of 450. The RS 7 horsepower remains at 560, but there is a new RS 7 Performance model with 605 horsepower. The EPA rates the RS 7 at 15 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The infotainment controls are upgraded and now include Wi-Fi. 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: $68,300
3.0T Premium Plus TDI: $70,400
S7 4.0T: $82,900
RS 7 4.0T: $108,900
RS 7 4.0T Performance: $129,000

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
333
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30

Optional Engine
turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8
Horsepower
450 (560 in RS 7, 605 in RS 7 Performance)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic (RS 7)
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

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