New Audi A7 Handles Moose And Slalom Tests Like A Champ

Despite being nearly 5 meters (16.4 feet) long and weighing just under 2 tonnes (4,409 lbs), the all-new 2019 Audi A7 Sportback is a surprisingly nimble family car.

Don’t believe it? Check out this plethora of stability-related tests performed by the Spaniards of km77. They started with the ever-popular moose test, executed at 75, 76, 77 and 78 km/h (46, 47.2, 47.8 and 48.4 mph), followed by a very revealing slalom test.

During the 75 km/h test, the new A7 Sportback performed flawlessly, going around every cone and bringing its rear end in line as soon as the steering wheel was straightened. Increasing the speed ever so slightly however made things more difficult, although the car never seemed troubled by the constant changes in direction.

This all-new Audi model can be equipped with four different suspension setups, which include a conventional steel spring suspension, but also an updated air suspension system (which this test car happened to have), said to offer a more “agile, nimble and comfortable” ride.

Then there’s the optional sports suspension which brings the car closer to the road by 10 mm (0.4 inches), the progressive steering and the dynamic all-wheel steering system, which allows the rear to wheels to turn by as much as 5 degrees.

As you can see, the A7 did a great job on the slalom course as well, which goes to show how far modern-day large family cars have come handling-wise, compared to older-generation models.

 

  • DanSemering

    Nothing unexpected!

  • Bo Hanan

    At almost $100K it better be able to dodge a moose- and few other animals.

  • Rot

    78kmh like a Honda Civic

  • Bo Hanan

    I respectfully disagree. The Audi did not pitch and roll like the frenchie.

    • Felix Le Forestier

      They don’t really play in the same weight or size league either.

      • dufonrafal .

        True, but the 308 was impressive in his category, the Audi is average.

      • Bo Hanan

        Who the hell brought up the French car in the first place? Tell him.

    • dufonrafal .

      1- the Audi did it at a much lower speed
      2- that doesn’t mean anything

  • Kagan

    First is it the same dimensions as the original moose test, the Swedish?

    Second don’t just measure the speed in to it but out from it, that’s is a far better indication. If you slow down the car of course it will get through.

    To your surprise the best ever tested car in the official Swedish moose test is Citroen Can activa. Better than Porsches!

    • Salih Ahzem

      That active suspension had yielded almost no body lean. Still, I find the fact that Xantia has been not beaten by anything on that regard remarkably impressive. Now Citroen seems like just a Peugeot in a different suit.

      • Kagan

        It is amazing.

        A Peugeot with with Citroen gas hydraulic suspension.

  • SteersUright

    Looks damn impressive dancing around like that especially for a heavy FWD based sedan.

  • dawyer

    Proved! EU cars have ability that overtake slow car in fast lane with less chance to abash steering. Ticket is out of consideration. US cars still busy in burn fuel to drag straight.

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