2019 Audi A7 Premium

by Mike Hunter

Sleek and powerful is what enthusiasts have been saying about this Audi model for years. This year, the A7 does not disappoint. It is standing out among the comparables — BMW’s 7 series, the Porsche Panamera and the Mercedes S-Class.

Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine that produces only 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, this sporty sedan does move. The Audi TFSI engine combines direct injection with forced induction supercharging or turbocharging. Having produced an eight-speed automatic transmission and technologies that give this engine the feel of a much more powerful engine, engineers at Audi gloat over the 21 miles per gallon city and 30 miles per gallon highway.

Audi is known for its eye-opening design and its German engineering that combine both performance and aesthetic. The new Audi A7 has a muscular stance and curves that one may expect in a hatchback sports vehicle. The rear hatchback is sleek enough (although some interior headroom was compromised) and is large enough in the trunk area to handle luggage and cargo that can be easily transferred. The back seats lower to allow for more room. Rear seating consists of just two bucket seats rather than the usual bench seat. To greet the driver upon arrival or to bid farewell, the available LED taillights with animation perform a choreographed display of light in motion when the Audi A7 is unlocked and locked.

The interior is a masterpiece, with very functional electronics and a sound system that makes it almost a disappointment to arrive at destination. The Audi MMI® Radio, with 10 speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability, incorporates sound throughout the cabin and is integrated with the navigation and communications systems. All seats are made of leather and the interior surrounds passengers with available wood trim. In front, the heated seats offer eight-way power adjustment and four-way power lumbar adjustment. It is true Audi performance in a useful sporty sedan.

2019 Audi A7 Premium

City: 21 mpg
Hwy: 30 mpg
0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds
Trans.: 8-Speed
MSRP: $68,00

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