In 2017 Audi changed the first generation of its hatchback-coupe like four-door vehicle, the A7.
The second generation carried over the key elements that made the first one sell in large numbers and made some new modifications for a better look and feel of the vehicle.
Audi tried to make the A7 Sportback look like an athletic sculpture with a long engine hood, long wheelbase and short overhangs. Pronounced contours emphasize the wheels and reference Audi’s genes, which determine the body’s proportions. The A7 is 4969mm (16.3 ft) long, 1908 mm (6.3 ft) wide and 1422 mm (4.7 ft ) high. The wheelbase is quite big, at 2926 mm (9.6 ft).
Inside, there is room for four adults, and the rear headroom is enough, but not vast. The digitalization of Audi interiors started with the A8 and continued in this generation of the A7. The frameless windows were carried over and they do look great in this fastback four-door coupe look.
For propulsion, the 2017 A7 uses a mild-hybrid V6 unit. Based on a 48-volt architecture, with a belt-driven starter-generator (BAS), the 3.0-liter gasoline TFSI (turbo with direct injection) engine offers 350 hp and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque. The power is sent to the all-wheel-drive quattro system via a 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox (Dual-clutch technology) and the performance is up to the A7’s aggressive look. The 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) sprint is done in 5.4 seconds and the maximum speed is limited to 250 kph (155 mph). Additional engines with four cylinders, both gasoline and turbodiesel will follow.