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2015 Audi A7

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With the Audi official reveal of the revised A8 in the books, the next Audi model on the "to-revise" the list is the A7 . So our spy photographers went out on a mission to catch one, and they accompli9shed said task today, and as you can see, only some minor parts of the car will be updated.

Just like on the revised A8, we expect the new A7 to be offered with more powerful and efficient engines, new assistance systems and likely a new set of Matrix LED headlights — the sexiest part of the new A8.

Unfortunately, our photographers couldn’t confirm the inclusion of these new lights, as they never got the chance to see the car from the front. Other front-end changes we expect include a revised Singleframe grille and bumper. Around back, we expect to see new taillight graphics and and some new LED lights, while the new bumper will get integrated exhaust tips.

As for the engine lineup, we expect both the gasoline and the diesel engines to receive a handful of updates that help them deliver more power and use less fuel.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Audi A7.

Spy shots

January 21, 2014 - Audi A7 Begins Winter testing

Audi A7
Audi A7
Audi A7

November, 25 2013 - First testing session

Audi A7
Audi A7
Audi A7

The prototype caught testing today by our spy photographers is camouflaged both on the side and rear, and though we cannot see the front, we assume it is under camo too. This means that these parts of the car will receive most of the updates. Just like with the A8 luxury sedan, we think the A7 will get a new Singleframe grille, front bumper and Matrix LED headlights.

For the rear, the revised A7 will get a new graphic for the taillights, a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust pipes. Also, we expect a new set of wheels, plus slightly revised lines down the side.

Competition

BMW 6 Series GranCoupe

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

For the U.S. market, the 6 Series Gran Coupe will be offered in two different versions: 640i and 650i. The 640i is powered by a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 315 horsepower at 5,800 to 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 330 pound-feet between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. The 650i is powered by a 4.4-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 445 horsepower between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm and 480 pound-feet of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm.

The 640i is priced at $76,895 and the 650i Gran Coupe from $87,395.

Mercedes CLS-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLS

The CLS is only offered in one engine configuration for the U.S. market: the CLS550. in standard or 4MATIC. Both are powered by a 4.6-liter, direct-injection twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 402 horsepower and 443pound-feet of torque.

Prices start from $71,300 for the CLS550 and from $73,800 for the CLS550 4MATIC

History

Audi unveiled the A7 four-door coupe in 2010 - after a first concept version was revealed at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. An S7 version was added to the lineup at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, while the RS7 arrived at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

The A7 is offered with a wide engine lineup, including both gasoline and diesel versions, but the U.S. market only gets a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers a total of 310 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.

The S7 gets a 4.0-liter TFSI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while for the RS7 Audi reserved a more powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower.



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