Stylish 2019 Audi A7 Sportback Heading To Detroit For U.S. Debut

Audi is bringing the all-new 2019 A7 four-door coupe to the Detroit Auto Show to make its public debut on U.S. soil.

The second generation of the Audi A7 is heavily inspired by the design of the Prologue concept, featuring sculpted lines and large uninterrupted surfaces, as well as a sloping roofline.

Despite the latter, Audi claims that the new A7 offers more space and comfort for rear passengers than the outgoing model, with more room for both their heads and legs.

The new design language is also present in the cabin, with the dashboard featuring the latest MMI infotainment system that debuted with the A8, replacing all the traditional buttons and controls with a pair of large, high-definition touchscreen displays. Together with the Audi Virtual Cockpit, the interior of the new A7 wants to be one of the most high-tech cabins currently in the market.

Audi still hasn’t shared anything about the powertrains of the new US-spec A7, but we know that the new four-door coupe will come with the turbocharged 355hp 3.0-liter TFSI V6 paired to a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox and a Quattro all-wheel drive system. More powertrains will be available at the future, including plug-in hybrid versions.

Expect to hear more from the 2019 Audi A7 once the Detroit Auto Show opens its gates in three days.

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  • Six Thousand Times

    Very stylish…still.

  • MarketAndChurch

    With this and the next 911 moving towards a single LED bar running across the rear connecting the tail-lamps, I wish Ford hadn’t moved away from that trend with its Edge refresh. The blacked out rear diffuser and fake tailpipes look very sharp.

    • Kash

      The 911 only uses full lengths on the 4 models, except for the Turbo, now whether all trims will get them on the next gen is a possibility, but part of me wants to say it won’t happen, after all the Panamera has them even on RWD models.

      • Nordschleife

        I just remember how déclassé it was when Mercury had full length head and/or taillights but now it’s becoming all the rage.

        • Kash

          That’s because when Mercury did the headlights it was ugly as all sin, same with the tail lights, Porsche and Audi on the other hand are using LED’s and Audi’s have cool startup animations and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Porsche do something similar with theirs.

          • Nordschleife

            Lol I know but that was the technology at that time. If Mercury was around today I could only imagine.

          • Kash

            What’s hard to imagine? Slap some clear taillights on the Explorer, square off the headlights, and switch the grille slats from horizontal to vertical. Boom, Mercury Mountaineer!

          • Nordschleife

            Lol true. Hey do you still love your LC500?

          • Kash

            Hell yeah. I’m coming up on 8k miles and I’ve only seen one other LC on the road and it was actually the hybrid version. TBH though I’ve been neglecting it after I bought a client’s ex-husband’s 570GT that she got in the divorce before the car was even delivered.

          • Nordschleife

            Very nice Kash. If I lived in Vegas instead of SD I’d be like let’s meet so I can get a ride lol. Enjoy the 570 even though I still love the LC more. Lol.

          • Kash

            Same, I’ll be keeping the LC years after I get rid of the 570. The 570 is nice and pretty and it’s fun saying “I’ll take the McLaren to work today” but after running a couple errands and trying to park where you won’t be worried about it or coming out and having to try and squeeze in while holding the door down because someone else is parked too close so it doesn’t hit another car finally makes you go home to switch cars. If the 570GT had conventional doors or Aston doors, I’d like it more. Otherwise it’s a nice car.

  • Merc1

    Best looking Audi sedan there is right now. Why couldn’t the new A8 look this good? The A6 will look even better, watch and see. RS5 Sportback will be a stunner also.

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    • I think Audi will never make a Sedan and wagon as good looking as the outgoing A6 before facelift. The lines are a perfect mix of smooth lines and straight rough lines, proportions are perfect, and before the facelift, the headlights with Xenon+Leds gave it a real visual personnality, it had eyes. After the facefilt, just a LED bar.

      • TheHake

        I love the existing A6 as well. Stylish and understated but suave. The you get that RS6 and the pants get even tighter…

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      rs5 sportback? is it going to happen,then how come? i remember they said they would not make it.

      Merc1, when i see new a7, i thought same as you but now i am finding it out better than first look..

    • SteersUright

      A8 was the most beautiful sedan in the world at some point, I feel like 12 years ago or so. Then it faded into Honda Accord-like mundane design obscurity.

      • alexxx

        Yes,the best A8 for me was 1st generation…and then, downhill

  • Audi made the best dashboards with A6/A7. This new A7 and surely futur A6 dash seems stupid to me, not safe. Your Nav info are not in your sight when driving and no virtual cockpit isn’t in your view, your eyes need to go down. Plus you need your eyes to look where you press. I’m strongly against huge touch screens in cars. You should be able to activate anything with the press of a button. And VW and Audi cars used to be praised for their ergonomics. Each time I found myself driving an Audi, VW or Skoda, I found what I needed in seconds. MMI got great. On an aesthetics point of view, this use of this double screens in luxury products of VWag makes the Bentleys, Audi’s, Porsches look even more similar inside. When most of the dash real estate is two similar screens, it kills the design. Look at new Panamera and Cayenne. gone are the Porsche vents.

    • Carenthusiast

      You are absolutely right and I agree with you

  • ediotsavant
    • Eunos

      You’re not being funny at all. This chinese knock-off doesn’t look a thing like the Audi.

  • Vince Maes

    I love the existing A6 as well. Stylish and understated but suave. The you get that RS6 and the pants get even tighter…

  • Kagan

    This one is probably less coupe more a hatchback. Same goes for the A5 and the CLS.

  • ErnieB

    The rear of the 1st gen A7 was truly unique and one that will become a classic .. always wished they made a coupe with that design language.. this car looks like another generic Japanese car to me.. would have to see it in person before I completely trash the thing..

  • Zimny Pawel

    The rear…… isn’t so stylish , I’m sorry…, let’s be objective hier…. ! 🙂

  • Carlos Hrdz

    I don’t find Audi’s styling appealing anymore. IMO MB is at the top in terms of DESIGN. I also question why they integrated more screens prone to failure for things like HVAC controls.

  • nauticalone

    I tend to like VAG vehicles usually and the current A7 / S7 / RS7 are beautiful cars with great ergonomics.
    This new 2019 doesn’t look as nice to me…at least not yet! The dash with all touchscreens controls looks to be unsafe. The full length tail lights IMO do not suit the car and the fake exhaust look silly.

  • TheBelltower

    After spending some time in a Velar and a Model 3, I don’t think I will ever be able to tolerate another car with such massive looking door handles. I do love the rear end design, but fake exhaust tips are completely unacceptable on anything over $25k. Details like this are the things that justify spending so much on a car. Audi used to be a design leader. Not anymore.

    • PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR TIME WITH THE MODEL 3.

      • TheBelltower

        I sat in a Tesla owner’s new 3 while at a supercharger in Maryland over the holidays. Unfortunately I didn’t drive it. The interior is very clean and well made with very good materials and fit. I am not so sure I love the lack of instrumentation in front of the driver, and would prefer that there be gauges or HUD in addition to the center display. Though the center display is very cool and laid-out differently than the S or X since it’s landscape versus portrait. The exterior is extremely slippery with no unnecessary appliqués or vents. Looks like a 5/8 scale Model S from the side, a Mazda 3 from the rear and a little like a 718 from the front. I prefer the size of the 3 better than the S. The handles are completely flat to the surface and are electric actuators. It’s a concept car touch that I hope more automakers copy.

        • THANKS.
          IT’S GOOD TO GET SOME ACTUAL FEEDBACK ABOUT A CAR MOST HAVEN’T SEEN AND MANY SEEM TO HATE WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

          • Joe E

            I work near the Tesla campus attached to the SpaceX headquarters (I think). Anyway I’ve seen dozens driving around near my office. My reaction to the LOOK of the exterior styling is that it’s not a beauty, but not really ugly. They also look much smaller in person than I thought they would. I realize it’s a much smaller car than the Model S, but something about the proportions of the Model 3 make it look smaller than it actually is IMO.

          • THAT’S INTERESTING TO HEAR. I DON’T EXPECT IT TO BE BEAUTY BUT AS LONG AS IT’S NOT UNGAINLY AS THE MODEL X IS. THE INTERIOR DOESN’T LOOK TO PLEASANT THO.

  • nastinupe

    I wonder what the S-Line lower body panels will look like. I have them on my A7 and they really make the car look more aggressive.

  • Harry_Wild

    I looked at the current model A7 and with basic options stricker was $96K!

  • NOT BAD. I’D LIKE TO SEE A BIT LESS GRILLE. THE EXHAUSTS AREN’T FAKE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE COVERED WITH CHROME ETC. WHAT LEXUS DID WITH THE IS-F NOW THAT’S FAKE. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f06bc1ed0c23561c45ed34dde3b6a5651c156d3c7982267e45ab2f0f9ae3aa17.jpg

    • nauticalone

      They’re both (the exhaust outlets) fake! reminds me of ” six of one and half a dozen of the other”

  • botornot387

    i just want to know who in product planning greenligted the DSG for the turbo 6 here and then decided to go with the 8 speed auto on the S4/S5/RS5. totally the reverse of what it should have been and totally irritating that Audi claims it wasn’t possible to fit bc of the torque, which was obviously not the case. The A7 is a stunner, especially compared to the new CLS pufferfish generic styling going on; though the Panamera still has both beat.

  • SteersUright

    Stunning, even though just an evolutionary design update. Looks thoroughly modern. My favorite of Audi’s lineup (previously was R8, but it didn’t get the proper redesign it deserved). Cant wait to see what the S7 and RS7 bring!

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