Design

The A7 follows the latest Audi design language of large surfaces, sharp edges and taut, athletic lines. The single frame grille is wider and lower than that of the A8, emphasising the car’s sportier character, and is flanked by narrow LED headlights. A long bonnet, long wheelbase and short overhangs give it the look of a sports coupé, as does the sloping roofline. A large and distinctive single-piece OLED rear light bar joins the rear lights, whose taillights are made up of 13 vertical segments.

Features

Inside the cabin, there is a sense of airy spaciousness that Audi describes as a ‘futuristic lounge’ atmosphere. Audi’s design team has removed as much clutter and switchgear as possible, concentrating all the infotainment and control interface into two large touchscreens, hosting MMI Navigation and an Audi Virtual Cockpit. MMI Touch technology allows for fewer buttons, and more convenience, meaning you have everything at your fingertips. The sense of space is emphasised with the optional panoramic glass roof, providing 60% more viewing area.

Performance & Technology

The A7 is available with a choice of petrol and diesel powered engines, ranging from the 45TFSI quattro featuring a 245bhp to the 50TDI quattro with 286bhp. In addition, you can choose a 40TDI and 55 TFSI engine. Powered by a 3.0-litre V6, the 50 TDI engine can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds. All engines feature a new mild hybrid system, delivering greater fuel efficiency and comfort. The A7’s powerful presence is not only evident in it’s on the road performance, but also via its intelligent technology. Audi smartphone interface connects your phone with your Audi, while the Audi phone box with wireless charging means you’re always connected. The rear-view camera will give you that added confidence when your parking into those smaller spaces, but if you’re looking for more assistance, upgrade to the Vorsprung trim, where the 360-degree camera comes as standard. Plus, a head up display will project important information in your eye line via the windscreen, keeping you alert on the road.

Safety

The A7 Sportback features a total of 39 driver assistance systems. Automatic emergency braking is standard, as is lane departure warning and Audi pre-sense front, which monitors the traffic in front of the vehicle for any potential hazards. The Tour Pack and City Assist Pack come as standard with the Vorsprung and include features such as pre-sense rear and cross-traffic assist front.