Audi A7

Audi A7

  The Audi A7 is an recent addition to the four door coupe high luxury sports car segment alongside others like the Mercedes Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide. The Audi A7 will be a sporty four passenger vehicle powered by a rang of direct injected V6 as well as super charged mills and DSG gearboxes and Quattro all wheel drive innovations. Like all Audi models, the high output S7 and RS7 models will follow later on in the production cycle and are expected to have a 600 HP variant of the twin turbocharged 5.2 Liter V10 under the hood.

The guys from AutoExpress were able to get behind the wheel of the new Audi A7 and have a little fun! Check out the video to see what the British press has to say about the model.

The 2011 Audi A7 Sportback will hit the streets with a 2.8 FSI engine producing 201hp and 280Nm, a 3.0 TFSI engine that produces 296hp and 440Nm, a 3.0 TDI producing 210hp and 400Nm, and a 3.0 TDI producing 242hp and 500Nm. These engines will be mated to a Multitronic CVT automatic for front-wheel-drive versions and a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission for quattro models. The 3.0 TDI multitronic will make the 0-62mph sprint in 8.1 seconds while top speed is limited to 145mph. Its fuel efficiency is rated at a combined 53.3mpg. The new A7 will compete with models like the Mercedes CLS .

After finally seeing what the A7 Sportback model looked like, people have already started thinking ahead as to what the future RS version will bring. This rendering is from a guy who imagined it with an RS4 chin, RS5 grille, rotor 5-spoke RS style wheels, and chrome mirrors. Add Audi’s usual Sprint Blue exterior color for the RS models and you will be that much closer to visualizing what the future may hold. The new RS model is expected to debut in 2011.

The A7 Sportback will hit the streets with a 2.8 FSI engine producing 201hp and 280Nm, a 3.0 TFSI engine that produces 296hp and 440Nm, a 3.0 TDI producing 210hp and 400Nm, and a 3.0 TDI producing 242hp and 500Nm. However, for the RS version Audi will bring a new 4.0T FSI twin turbo V8 engine. There are also rumors about a 580bhp version of Audi’s naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine in combination with the firm’s new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

We’ll hit you up with further details once we receive them.

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Who in the world wants just a plain old sedan? Not us, and not the Germans, as they are at it again with another high-performance machine. This one is just a bit different though; the car it’s based on was just unveiled a few days ago and won’t be on sale for some time.

The new Audi A7 is a sleek and sexy new sedan. It will rival the Mercedes CLS, BMW Gran Coupe , and the other fastback sedans that seem to be taking over the automotive world.

Audi’s RS division, which is like Mercedes’s AMG, has been working in a cold, underground layer in Germany on a performance version of the A7. Many days and nights have passed and we finally can see the fruits of their labor. The new RS7.

We have been lucky enough to secure some renderings of the new performance Audi and a few tidbits of information before the car’s rumored Paris Motor Show launch.

Hit the jump to read on.

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With the buzz surrounding the new Ford Explorer, the release of the Audi A7 has gone a bit under the radar. The new A7 will follow the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Aston Martin Rapide in terms of style and practicality. We first saw the A7 in Detroit back in 2009 and the model has officially been launched today in Munich.

For the exterior appearance it is clear that this new A7 was designed alongside the new A8. The A7 will get Audi’s signature LED running lights and a slopped rear deck that is similar to the new A8 .

The most interesting design elements on the new A7 are on the sides. From the side, the A7 looks to be part shooting brake concept and part coupe. It’s easy to tell that this sedan follows the same four-door coupe design as its rivals.

Under the hood, the A7 will debut with four engine offerings, two petrol and two diesels. We will likely get the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that is found in the S4. No diesel motors have been confirmed for the United States market.

Audi will offer buyers the choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, though it’s likely that we will only be getting the latter. There will also be two transmission choices, a CVT and a seven-speed S-tronic transmission.

The interior of the A7 will get the usual Audi touches. There will be an all-new MMI system that will use a touch pad for various activities. There will also be wireless Internet. The interior is actually quite similar to the A8, which isn’t a bad thing.

Hit the jump to read the full press release.

The 2011 Audi A7 is scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow, but as is the case with the Internet these days, you can always count on something being leaked in advance of the big day.

And so, here we are, a few days before the new A7 Sportback’s official debut and leaked photos of the car are already proliferating the Web. Can’t say we’re surprised. While we weren’t all that surprised with how the new A7 looks like given that it took a few styling cues from the A7 Sportback concept that we all saw at the 2009 North American Auto Show, there are still elements of the car that have been tweaked to give it an original look.

Among the notable features of the car - and something that’s becoming a staple among Audis these days - includes a new and aggressive bumper, unmistakable Audi LED headlights, and a single block grille. Meanwhile, the interior of the 2011 A7 Sportback comes with a pop-up navigation system, wooden trims – including those on the dashboard - posh leather upholstery, redesigned doorpads, and a slightly tweaked center console that gives the A7 an infused look of luxury and comfort.

In any event, the new A7 Sportback will make its official debut tomorrow so people won’t have to wait long to see Audi’s new luxury baby in the flesh.

The 2011 Audi A7 has been a long time coming. And now, the new Sportback is inching closer to its highly anticipated world debut.

According to the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer, the Audi A7 is going to be revealed at a special event on July 26, 2010 at the Pinakothek der Moderne München, a modern art museum located at the heart of Munich, Germany.

The Ingolstadt-based automobile manufacturer did not release any more details on the car, but the wait will only be for few more days so it shouldn’t be all that excruciating. Despite the limited details, it’s been widely expected that the new A7 will bear striking similarities to a previous concept – the 2009 Sportback Concept – that Audi released in the past.

Following its unveiling in Germany next week, the new A7 Sportback is scheduled to make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France in a few month’s time in September.

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By launching a snazzy, new website – nevermind that it’s in Dutch – Audi is putting the world on notice. The 2011 Audi A7 Sportback is finally coming at the end of the month and, if you’re one of those that have expressed a remote interest in the new A7, then here’s your chance to register on the site to be able to access more information on both the car and the brand.

From what we know, the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback will come with a number of powertrain variants, including a 3.0-liter direct-injection fuel engine, a turbocharged V8 fuel engine, and a similar V8 that comes with a turbo diesel engine. All three variants will come with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive with an exhaust that comes with dual or quad tailpipes.

While the car will be officially introduced at the end of the month, it’s actual official debut will be at the Auto Salon Moscow in the latter part of August. A few months after that, the new A7 Sportback will hit dealerships, at which point, there should be a mad rush from customers looking to scoop up a unit before anybody else does.

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While most people are still waiting to see the official debut of the new Audi A7 , others have tired of it and have begun providing renderings of the car. This vehicle wouldn’t exactly be the most difficult rendering ever done considering we already know most of what we need to know about the new model.

The 2012 A7 was previewed by the Sportback concept shown at last year’s Detroit Auto Show and is said to share a similar look with the A8 , but oriented more into luxury than functionality. The official debut will be made in September at the Paris Auto Show. On sale in the spring of 2011, the A7 will compete with models like the Mercedes-Benz CLS , the Porsche Panamera , and the Aston Martin Rapide .

Under the hood of the future A7, Audi will use three different direct gasoline injection engines including a 2.8 Liter FSI and 3.0 Liter TFSI V6s as well as a 4.0 Liter TFSI V8. The alternatively fueled diesel options include a 2.7 Liter V6 and both turbocharged and twin-turbocharged versions of the existing 3.0 Liter TDI V6. All engine choices will be mated to a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox with all-wheel drive.

Don’t get us wrong; we love looking at spy photos as much as everybody, but there also comes a point where you begin to want more than just the photos. There comes a time when you start craving for a spy video, especially with a car that has been camouflaged like no other: the 2011 Audi A7 . Thankfully, somebody was listening to our prayers when this video of the next-generation A7 was captured as it was running laps around the Nurburgring. While the aesthetics of the A7 are still subject to interpretation, it does make us feel good seeing it up and about and actually moving as opposed to looking at it in still photos. In any event, the official unveiling of the A7 is expected to happen at the Paris Motor Show later this year.

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Audi hasn’t even released official details on the A7 Sportback and already recent spy shots reveal that the company is also preparing a four-door coupe model that will be unveiled in September at the Paris Auto Show.

The top version, RS7 Sportback is based off of the 2011 Audi A7 and will be powered by Audi’s naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine in combination with the firm’s new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Total output will be an impressive 580 HP.

Other models in the line-up will use a range of V6, V8 and V10 petrol and diesel engines.

The 2012 A7 was previewed by the Sportback concept shown at last year’s Detroit show and is said to share a similar look with the A8 , but oriented more into luxury than functionality.

“The overall look is less formal than that of the A8,” says Audi design boss Stefan Sielaff.

Sales will begin in March 2011.

Source: Autocar

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