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.
AutoWeek revealed more details about the future Audi A7, a model that "will stand for performance, elegance and quality in the fast-emerging luxury "four-door coupe" market when it is launched in June 2010".
The future A7 will be placed between the A6 and the A8 and will compete with models like Mercedes-Benz CLS, the BMW 8-series.
Audi is also planning a hardtop A7 and a soft-top convertible. S7 and RS7 versions are also under consideration. The RS7 will be powered by the RS6’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering 600 hp to quattro all-wheel drive and a new torque-vectoring system.
Under the hood Audi will put two direct-injection gasoline V6 engines for the A7: a 204-hp naturally aspirated 2.8-liter and a 300-hp supercharged 3.0-liter. Above them will be a 394-hp turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 in the S7 and the aforementioned V10 powering the RS7. The S7 is due in November 2010, followed by the RS7 in June 2012. Gearbox options will include a standard six-speed manual, a seven-speed double-clutch unit and a new eight-speed automatic.
All-wheel drive will be standard for U.S. models, using the quattro system boasting a 40/60 torque split in combination with a new torque-vectoring system to appear in the S4 that is due in October.
Audi will reveal theA7 four-door coupe in 2010 and will compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW’s forthcoming 8-series and next year’s Jaguar XJ replacement.
The 2010 A7 will be built on a new platform, same that will be used for the future A6. This new platform is based around the MLP (Modular Long Platform) matrix unveiled on the A5 last year, it concentrates as much weight as possible within the wheelbase for optimum weight distribution.
Under the hood of the future A7, Audi will place three direct-injection petrol engines: 2.8 FSI and 3.0-litre TFSI V6s and a 4.0-litre TFSI V8. Diesel options will include a 2.7-litre V6 unit, as well as both turbocharged and twin-turbocharged versions of the existing 3.0-litre V6 TDI.
Audi will also offer the high version S7 and RS7. The RS7 will be powered by a modified version of the RS6’s twin-turbo, 5.2-litre V10 engine, delivering 600bhp.
Car Magazine published today the official sketches of the Audi A7. The new model will go on sale in September 2009 and will be unveiled as a concept at the 2008 New York Auto Show. The A7 will be a strong competitor for the Mercedes CLS.
Mercedes has the CLS, Porsche will soon unveil the Panamera, Aston Martin the Rapide and BMW has annouced that the company will unveil a new 4-door luxury model inspired by the CS Concept. So, the luxury-sedan will have big competitors for the 2009 Audi A7 . The A7 will come with design elements inspired by the latest addition from Audi: the A5 and S5 Coupes. Audi A7 will be based on Audi ’s MLP platform and will be powered by a range of six petrol and diesel engines with paddle-shift S (...) More
The German makers have announced new models for the future: BMW has announced a model based on the CS Concept, Mercedes also has announced facelift for many of its models. So it was normal for Audi to start its offensive: an Audi A5 sport wagon and an A7 Coupe are the biggest news from the company. The A7 will be launched in 2009. It will be a 4.90 meters long, four-door Coupe model. It will be based on the future Audi A6 and will be a direct competitor for the Mercedes CLS, Porsche (...) More
Audi is working a new model placed between the Audi A6 and the Audi A8 and will be a direct competitor for the Mercedes Benz CLS Coupe. The Audi A7 will be initially available as a four-door coupe that will go on sale for model year 2009 in Europe and shortly after in North America. A Convertible version will be unveiled shortly after. Also Audi will offer a more powerful S-version version, with a V10 engine that will be available in 2010. The Audi A7 will be unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
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Those images are designed by Gabriel Rabhi, a French CGI artist, video game and graphical programmer, multimedia programmer and composer. Rabhi originally began his A7 modeling in order to learn complex surface modeling with high curvature control. From start to finish, he completed this entire project in approximately twelve days. Technically, it permits Gabriel to evaluate the process of modeling curved surfaces commonly used in automotive industry, described as polynomial NURBS curves (...) More
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