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.
You gotta love spy shots any time you see them. At least you know that development of a new car is moving along with little to no hitches.
That’s what we found ourselves looking at when spyshots of the 2012 Audi A7 were taken as it was making sweet laps around the Nurburgring recently. While the car looks a lot like what we’d expect of it, we were a little surprised to find a rear spoiler attached at the back. This is something that was conspicuously absent in past spy shots of the A7 that we’ve seen.
Nevertheless, camouflage and all, the new A7 has the makings of a sleek and sexy design. We fully expect the car to be scooped up by a lot of people as soon as it becomes available. Audi has pegged a June 2011 date so we should definitely see it by then or at least sometime in that area.
This spy video of an Audi A7 getting caught doing some road testing was interesting in its own right, but what really got our attention was one car that was accompanying the A7 in its testing joyride.
Unless our eyes are deceiving us, isn’t that black car on the tail of the camouflaged A7 a BMW? As a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a BMW 7-Series!
It wouldn’t have been a big deal for us if those two brands aren’t the fiercest of rivals, but they actually are, which leads to the sight of a BMW 7-Series helping out an Audi A7 in its testing look a little odd – to say the least. It`s like a Ford Mustang helping out a Chevy Camaro and you know that would never happen.
Anyway, the A7 is expected to be the next-generation version of the A6 and will be competing with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS , the Porsche Panamera , the Aston Martin Rapide , and the aforementioned BMW 7-Series when it makes its market debut in the latter part of this year.
With the future Audi A7, the Ingolstadt company is preparing to fill the gap between the A6 and the A8, but also between sedan and Avant. A five-seter model, featuring Audi’s language design previewed by the Sportback Concept back in January, the A7 Sportback will be sold in three different version: the standard A7, a more powerful S7 , and the top of the line RS7.
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.
The S7 version will use the same naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 engine from the S6 that delivers 435 hp at 6,800 rpm and 398 lb.-ft of torque. The S7 will be capable of an estimated top speed of 185 mph (but most likely will be electronically limited to 155 mph).
Due to the public’s warm reception to the Audi A5 Sportback, the German luxury automaker is also planning to bring out four-door coupe version of their A7 limousine by the end of 2010. The new Audi A7 will compete directly with models like the Mercedes Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide. The exterior of the larger four door will be inspired by the Sportback Concept that was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show.
Audi revealed new details on the future A7 four-door coupe model. The company invested millions of Euros into the Neckarsulm plant where the A7 will be built. The car will make its officially debut in late 2010 with sales to begin in 2011. Audi will also build a S7 and a RS7 version, with diesel and hybrid version to follow later.
Under the hood will place a wide range of V6 engines - 204hp 2.8-liter and a 300 hp 3.0-liter supercharged, a 4,0 liter V8 for the S7 engine and a V10 for the RS7. The engines will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed dual-clutch or a eight-speed automatic gearbox.
All the US models will be offered with quattro AWD, while the Europeans will also get the RWD system.
Audi debuted Sportback concept at the North American International Auto Show, but we all know better. It’s no great secret that Detroit is where Audi was choosing to show the first preview of the Audi A7 . The sedan-in-a-coupe-body is exactly what we’d expect from the four-ringed brand: sleek, big schnoz and a little different than everything else out there.
There is also some pretty significant technology behind the big grille. This concept is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI clean diesel engine that Audi says almost completely eliminates nitrogen oxides. This engine already meets the emissions standards of all 50 states and the European EU6 standard scheduled to take effect in 2014. The engine delivers 225 hp and 405 lb. ft. of torque.
Audi claims the coupe will accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in less than seven seconds and reach a top speed of 245 km/h (152.24 mph). The Audi Sportback concept’s average fuel economy is 39.87 mpg, and its CO2 emissions no more than 251.06 g/mile. No bad for a big car. The Sportback measures in at 16.24 ft long and 6.33 ft wide, but its only a low-slung 4.59 ft tall.
The four-door coupe is an interesting idea. It’s for someone who need the functionality of four-door but wants to look like he/she is still cool enough to only need two. Jaguar has been putting a touch of this idea into its sedans for decades, but it has really started to become popular since Mercedes put out the CLS .
So now Audi is throwing its hat into the sedan/coupe ring, and we’re showing some rendered speculation about what the A7 may look like. This coupe-in-a-sedan’s-body should be based on Audi’s A6 architecture and be placed between the A6 and the A8 in the lineup. This will be the big brother to the future A5 sedan , and could possibly have a convertible version in its future. The engine range could start with a 2.8 or 3.0-liter V6 and top out as high as the twin-turbo V10 from the its cousin the Lamborghini Gallardo . The concept will be shown at the North American International Auto Show in January. Audi is hinting that what will be seen in Detroit will be very close to the production version, and sales could begin as early as sometime next year.
This is the first proof that Audi is actually working on a Mercedes CLS-fighter. The Audi’s four-door coupe will be called A7 and will debut in 2010.
The car will be a four seater, and will ride on a modified version of the next-generation A6 platform. Overall length is expected to be near 193 inches.
The A7 will actually surpass the A8 in terms of price.
There will also be a S7 and a RS7 version. The A7 will get a choice of V8 engine, but a hybrid version is also a possibility: it will combine a V6 diesel or gasoline engines and lithium-ion batteries from Sanyo.
Official debut is expected for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Audi is working on a four-door coupe that will take on models from Mercedes, VW and Jaguar. The future A7, set to be launched in 2009 will be built on the new A6 lightweight aluminum platform.
Under the hood the company will place a based 2.8-liter V6 FSI or the new supercharged 3.0-liter V6. The RS7 version will be powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V10 engine, while the S7 will use a detuned version.
The 2010 Audi A7 will be a luxury four-door coupe place between the A6 and the A8 that will compete with models like Mercedes CLS, as well as the forthcoming BMW 8-Series.
Audi promises that the future A7 will be a combination of luxury, style and performance. It will feature the second-generation of Audi’s MMI cabin control system and high quality interior.
The A7 will be offered with six engines: a trio of V6 diesels, including an all-new 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged unit, as well as V6 and V8 petrol powerplants. The RS7 version will be powered by a revised version of the 5.2-litre V10 in the current RS6, that will deliver more than 600bhp.