Audi A7 Review

  October 23, 2013


The Audi A7 is a car made by Audi that will definitely leave a lasting impression in your mind. Starting as an elegant sedan in the front, this new innovation from Audi gracefully flows into a coupe-like rear end. Christened as Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro, it is probably the best looking four-door Audi you have ever seen. Its smooth curve and contour gives it a more aerodynamic profile. Starting from the large trapezoidal grille to the sculpted front bumper, each and every feature has been carefully sculpted by Audi designers that give it an elegant look. With premium features and competitive pricing, Audi A7 Sportback gives a tough competition to Mercedes-Benz CLS class.

Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro is available in a range of 12 exciting colours including Brilliant Black, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Garnet Red Pearl Effect, Impala Beige Pearl Effect, Ibis White, Quartz Grey Metallic, Oolong Grey Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Dakota Grey Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic and Glacier White Metallic.

Powertrain & Performance

Although the car has been built keeping in mind every minute details, Audi engineers have paid special attention to the engines too. In addition to provide fuel economy, the engine has been manufactured to deliver outstanding performance, smooth handling, and mighty power. The Audi A7 3.0L TDI Quattro is available in India with a V6 cylinder diesel engine with common rail injection system and exhaust gas turbocharging that is capable of producing a max output of 241.3 bhp @ 4000-4500 rpm and a max torque of 500 Nm @ 1400-3250 rpm. It has a displacement of 2967 cc. The Sportback offers no compromise when it comes to fuel consumption. Its diesel engine conveniently delivers 13.8 kmpl in city condition, 18.86 kmpl in extra-urban condition (highway), and 16.6 kmpl in combined condition. The Audi A7 has a fuel tank capacity of 65 litres.

The vehicle is equipped with an S tronic gearbox that is a perfect combination of the low fuel consumption of the manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic transmission. The acceleration is pretty fast and it can zoom in from 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. Another important feature, the start-stop system also helps in reducing the fuel economy as well as CO2 emissions by switching off the engine when the car is not moving. So when you halt in a signal, bring the gearbox to neutral, and release your foot off the clutch, the system shuts down the engine automatically.

Build & Styling

The new Audi A7 Sportback has been designed to soothe the senses through both, form and content. Right from the gracefully designed headlights to the trapezoidal large front grille, every detail has been given equal importance and refinement. The comforting colours and the flawless finish are all typical of an Audi. However, the real beauty lies in the optional LED headlights that not only consumes less energy but also plays a crucial factor in the dignified look of Audi. Plus, the bright and soothing colour is gentle on human eyes. Ten individual lights are arranged in a line thus making Audi A7 unmistakable even at dark.

The four-zone automatic deluxe air conditioning offers pleasant driving experience for all the passengers. The system can maintain the preferred climate individually for all the occupants. What more, you can also set the air distribution, blower speed, and temperature distribution individually for left and right side at both the front and rear. The ambient glare free lighting of the interior of Audi A7 is the result of high end feature employing LED technology. To make your riding experience a pleasurable one, Audi A7 is equipped with Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System that has redefined the benchmark for car sound system. Audi A7 comes with an optional head-up display system that projects a virtual image inside the windscreen. The content can be configured in the car menu ensuring data which is particularly important to you is always available. The Audi Drive Select is another amazing feature integrated in Audi A7 that can determine the quality of the driving experience. Drivers can adjust the features of this system to suit their personal preferences based on driving style.

For safety the Audi A7 is loaded with innovative and advanced safety features like airbag with improved concept, Electronic Stability Programme, parking sensors, fog lamps, traction control ASR, child safety lock and anti-lock braking system.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Start-stop system that helps in reducing the fuel economy as well as CO2 emissions
    • Optional LED headlights
    • Available in exciting 11 shades of colours
  • Cons

    • Road noise, vague steering