The Audi A7 was first launched in 2010 to contend with Mercedes sedans. Its classy design along with a powerful engine soon gained popularity and forced BMW to come up with its own class of sedans. Updated twice since its inception, it is reported that Audi is about to introduce yet another model in the A7 series in the form of 2017 Audi A7.
The car will be marketed with a new set of colours along with new wheels and added interior features. Expect the release date to be in the last quarter of 2016. Find out what all sets Audi A7 2017 apart from CLS and BMW.
2017 Audi A7 – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design
Mercedes CLS stands at 194.5 inches in length and has a wheelbase of around 113.2 inches. Audi A7 2017 edges past CLS in this department and has a length of around 196.2 inches and wheelbase of 114.7 inches. This means the insides of 2017 Audi A7 will be roomier than CLS with increased legroom for its passengers.
The sedan will allow its rear seats to be folded, thereby providing a cargo space of around 24.5 cubic feet. Also, the car will be fitted with aluminium wheels of 19-inch diameter and 8.5-inch width to enhance surface grip.
Standard Safety features
The car will have dual stage airbags along with front thorax and knee airbags. Also, the 2017 Audi A7 will be installed with:
- Anti-lock braking system.
- Electronic brake-force distribution system along with brake assist.
- Electronic stability and traction control.
- Cruise control with lane departure alert system.
- Forward collision alert system with radar technology.
2017 Audi A7 – Modification under the Hood
The petrol version of 2017 Audi A7 will come with a sole choice in the powertrain. The sedan will house a 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of delivering a maximum output power of 333 hp and torque of around 325 lb-ft. Outside North America, a diesel version will be marketed.
The engine will be 3.0-liter V6 along with turbocharged based air suction. This will come in three trims based on its power output capacity. The base model will deliver 218 hp; the mid-range will go up to 271 hp while the higher end will deliver a maximum of 320 hp.
Expect all these engines to be mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission system along with an all-wheel drive layout. The Audi A7 2017 is expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.7 seconds and will reach a top speed of around 130 mph.
Fuel consumption efficiency is likely to face an improvement. The car will be rated at around 20 mpg in city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2017 Audi A7 – Price and Competition
The price tag remains unchanged for the 2017 model of Audi A7. The vehicle will be available in three trims and will be priced accordingly.
- Premium Plus will cost around $68,800.
- Prestige version will be marketed at $71,350.
- Audi A7 Competition, the higher end model, will come with a price tag of $76,500.
At this range, 2017 Audi A7 may expect strong competition from Mercedes-Benz CLS whose entry level model promises an output power of 329 hp while the higher version cranks up to a massive 402 hp. Also, BMW 6 Series, although priced higher than Audi A7, presents itself as a strong rival with its power output and advanced features.