Updated: Jan 24
The best looking hatchback on the market.
The Audi A7 comes equipped with a V6 Turbocharged Engine - putting out 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It’s important to note that Audi typically underestimates their engine output numbers. Dynamometers often find the Audi A7 having up to 350 horsepower. The A7’s fuel economy comes in at 21 MPG city and 30 MPG highway. In real world tests, driving the car hard we find that the average city MPG is closer to 18 MPG, and the average highway MPG is 24 MPG.
Audi represents a 5.1 second 0-60 time. Our test drives show a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds. For reference the S7 model’s 0-60 time is roughly 0.5 seconds quicker, and the S5 model time is about 0.2 seconds quicker. The Audi A7’s top speed is 155 miles per hour. Lastly, the Audi revs up to 6500 RPM. The Audi A7 comes with 3 drive modes: Comfort, Auto, and Dynamic. Dynamic mode offers the most visceral and engaging driving experience.
Suspension & Drive Quality:
The Audi A7 has the softest suspension in its class. When compared to a BMW, it feels like you're driving on a cloud. For people who crave a more connected, planted driving experience BMW and Mercedes to a lesser extent offer a firmer suspension. When switched into dynamic mode, the Audi A7 does slightly stiffen up the suspension, but it still feels softer than a BMW in comfort mode for reference.
Audi provides a numb steering experience. Compared to a Mercedes AMG, the steering requires significantly less driver input. People looking to purchase the A7 for comfort and luxury will likely appreciate the less responsive steering, making accelerating and driving at higher speeds effortless. People who prefer stiffer suspension and a more engaging driving experience may be better served investing in a BMW M3 or a Mercedes C63 AMG.
Audi’s A7 hatchback design affords it ample storage space. Amazingly the A7 offers 24.9 cubic feet of storage space. For reference the Mercedes C300 offers 12.6 cubic feet of storage capacity. It may be hard to tell from the coupe style, but this vehicle has just as much storage as most SUVs.
The Audi A7 comes in 3 trim levels, Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Premium plus offers the best bang for the buck coming with great Bang & Olufsen speakers, heated seats, and heated steering wheel. The primary advantage of the Prestige model is interior ambient lighting - however this model often runs roughly $15,000 above the Premium Plus model.