2017 Audi A7

Pros: Availability of 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 2017 Audi A7 gains standard Bose Surround Sound, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interface. There is also a new 3.0T Competition model that includes a 340-horsepower engine (seven more horsepower than standard) and 20-inch wheels. The diesel engine is not available for 2017. 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 further enhance this car’s appeal. The A7 line also includes V8-powered performance models: the 450-hp S7, 560-hp RS 7, and 605-hp RS 7 Performance. 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 A7 3.0T Premium Plus: $68,800
A7 3.0T Prestige: $71,350
A7 3.0T Competition: NA
S7 4.0T Premium Plus: $79,900
S7 4.0T Prestige: $82,900
RS 7 4.0T: $110,700
RS 7 4.0T Performance: $129,000

Base Engine
Supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
333 (340 in 3.0T Competition)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

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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