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A great looking executive hatchback
Combining coupe good looks with hatchback practicality, the A7 will suit anyone who wants a saloon with that little bit more. Undoubtedly one of the best-looking Audis, it blends a range of attributes with fair prices.
All models come with high powered petrol or diesel three litre V6 engines. Even the lowest powered diesel offers a decent performance, and the engines get progressively faster. Each is strikingly smooth, helped by an impressive automatic gearbox. And the ride is so quiet you can even hear your passengers think!
Using aluminium rather than steel in much of the bodywork keeps the Audi A7 light and consequently the running costs and emissions low – respectable for its class.
Audi is renowned for making some of the best cabins in the business, and this no exception. The dash sweeps around the driver and looks great. Standard equipment is generous and includes leather seats, satellite navigation, a powered boot door, dual-zone air conditioning, Bluetooth connection – allowing you to access all the controls on your phone without taking your hands off the wheel, wi-fi capability and an iPod connection. An improved version of the Audi’s MMI control system allows you to instinctively manage an array vehicle functions easily from one point.
Front and rear, there’s enough leg and headroom. The sleek sloping roofline reduces boot space, but folding rear seats and the electrically operated hatchback door more than make up for it.
For safety’s sake
Entry level models have the expected airbags and traction control and there are some worthwhile options: night-vision cameras, a self-parking system, lane assist and Pre-Sense, which prepares the car in the event of an imminent accident.
If you’re looking for a classy four door coupe with everyday practicality, this could be the car for you.
In a nutshell
- Distinctive and stylish
- Combination of coupe looks with hatchback practicality
- Luxurious and quiet inside
- Optional extras are expensive
Did you know? Optional extras include a Bang and Olufsen Advanced Sound System