Latest Audi A7 Sporback Reviews Will Make You Forget About The Old Car

The idea behind the original Audi A7 Sportback was quite a simple one: take what would otherwise be a regular premium four-door saloon and make it both sportier and more practical without actually turning it into an estate.

Mercedes was at if first, creating the four-door saloon niche with the first-gen CLS. Audi implemented this idea on the smaller A5, and when that caught on, they moved ahead with bringing the 2009 Sportback Concept from NAIAS to life. While the design was somewhat polarizing, sales numbers turned out to be strong.

The all-new A7 Sportback should pick up just where the previous car left off, while also immersing the user in a much more modern package both inside and out.

According to all these different reviewers, the new-gen A7 is a sight to behold in person, especially in S line trim. Of course, while we can always debate whether or not the exterior design is a home run, the interior of this car is without a doubt very impressive, at least as far as technology (and, we guess, overall quality) are concerned.

On the road, the 55 TFSI version tested here performed really well. In fact, it was deemed more fun to drive than other big Audis by Autogefühl, although you might enjoy its long-distance cruiser characteristics more than its dynamic ones, according to Auto Trader.

In a straight line, the A7 55 TFSI will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds thanks to its 340 PS and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. These numbers should make most buyers quite happy – so, let’s see what else Audi’s latest four-door coupe has in store for us.

  • gor134

    I like it. I just wish the rear overhang was a little bit shorter.

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  • ErnieB

    Love the interior.. the exterior .. meh.. must be great to drive though .

  • SteersUright

    For a car that costs near $70k, 5.3 sec 0-60mph is shameful when even Kia’s A7 knockoff, the Stinger, is faster. Aside from that, the A7 has always been a brilliant design and always looked gorgeous going down the road when properly specced with big wheels, and higher end trim. Clearly they played the remodel very safe, maybe too safe if you ask me, despite the former’s good looks. The R8 & A4 redesigns were equally too safe and to me, killed some of the excitement for those models, despite their still decent looks. Still, this A7 might be pretty enough to be quite desirable.

    • Matt

      ‘Shameful’, really? Audi still has the S and RS models to come, they can’t all have the same 0-60 time…

      • SteersUright

        Yes, considering the price, indeed shameful. This isnt a base A4, this is a “base” car that sells for around $70k and so that price places it against very serious competitors. I didn’t price it, and I do love the car. And, were it to ring in more appropriately at $50k or so base, then 5.3 would be just fine all day.

        • Matt

          If price and acceleration where directly proportional then a Rolls-Royce would do 0-62 in about 1.5 seconds.

          Considering acceleration times can be improved with only a software update, I don’t see how you justify a 20k difference? The car as a complete package is worth 70k, acceleration figures are only ever part of the equation.

          A Stinger V6 might be faster, for example, but it’s also nowhere as nice a car. Sounds cliche but really depends on your priorities. If you like bragging about your car’s ‘stats’, you’re probably not the kind of person to buy a base A7.

    • TheBelltower

      5.3 in any base car is really good. This is much sexier than any current Audi. Until the RS arrives, that is.

      • SteersUright

        Really? Even in a base Ferrari? I tend to agree with your perspective on most comments but sayin on “any base car” is almost meaningless, is it not?

        • TheBelltower

          True. Though I don’t consider any Ferrari to be a “base” car. The S4 and RS4 will likely provide more impressive performance.

  • Miknik

    Given that the original was a very good looking and influential design, and this is a cooked up version on a modified version of the previous platform (still not bad looking, just not as an impact as the first one), I doubt I will forget the first generation, unless I’m a motor journalist invited on a 5 star trip to sunny Cape Town from cold Europe with all expenses paid…..

    • ErnieB

      The first gen exterior is visually more striking than this watered down whatever it is they created .. the new Honda Accord looks even nicer (except for the front and interior).

  • getoffme

    Ugly and boring. Well done, Audi.

  • TheBelltower

    That’s what the headline said, but then the actual article was entirely positive. I’m chalking it up to clickbait.

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