Just a few days ago, Audi has unveiled the redesigned A7 in all of the 5-door coupe or fastback sedan glory. Boasting of the same infotainment system and semi-autonomous driving technology as the A8 flagship sedan that was revealed earlier, the A7 seems ready to keep up with its competitors including the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz CLS. It definitely looks sleeker compared to the A8 yet how does the new design of A7 compare to its predecessor?
At the front, it makes perfect sense for the latest A7 to take inspiration from the A5 Sportback for majority of the design details, but it didn’t do so. While there are indeed a few similarities here and there, particularly in the hood, the A7 has its very own distinctive headlights and wide grille. The headlights and grille are also the most notable change you will see from the front end of the previous A7. The Audi has managed to keep the same overall shape, but it got sharper creases in some body panels.
At the back, the A7 boasts of completely new taillights. Occupying the rear end’s entire width, the LED taillights are no doubt the most controversial addition to the A7. These look like nicer versions of what can be seen in some of Hyundai’s vehicles. The rear hatch, the most distinctive feature of A7, remained as well.
Going to the interior, Audi decided not to reuse the cabin of A8, which gave the center console and dash their own unique look. It is also a big leap from what can be seen inside the earlier A7. Good thing that the touchscreen has been better integrated to the dash. This new A7 model also has more tech compared to the previous version.
The latest A7 is expected to start its production in early 2018.
2019 Audi A7 3.0-liter TFSI V6 petrol engine - 340 horsepower and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque.