The 2019 Audi A7 arrives in display rooms this year with retuned styling, a heaping dose of brand-new technology, and a trio of powertrains. It’s the second generation for the fastback (a hatchback, technically speaking), and it precedes the arrival of a brand-new A6 sedan that shares its mechanicals by a few months.
Audi design chief Marc Lichte and his group penned the brand-new shape, but derive most of it from the 2012 model. The percentages are comparable, with a long hood, an elegantly curtained roofline, and a long hatch marked by more sharply stamped lines, more tracking hints, and a six-sided grille.
2019 Audi A7 Design
The current A7 is developed on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB II-Evo platform, which it shows other brand-new models including the Q7 and Q5 SUVs. By using lighter and stiffer materials, engineers have actually added a half-inch to its wheelbase, though general length is down partially and height hasn’t changed at all.
The sculpted makeovers extend to the cabin, where digital displays dominate and tough buttons have taken a rear seats. The new A7 sheds Audi’s old infotainment roller-knob system for one that relies on voice commands and wide touchscreens– a 10.1-inch panel that shows maps and other functions, and a secondary 8.6-inch screen that shows climate functions, drive modes, and accepts handwritten input. On some models, a 12.3-inch reconfigurable screen swaps in where gauges would otherwise fit. That driver-focused screen delivers a host of information, from navigation maps to infotainment functions.
2019 Audi A7 Engine
For power, Audi will rely on a range of engines in the brand-new 2019 A7. At launch, all U.S.-market cars will feature a single-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 with 340 horse power. Geared up with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, it should generate a plug-in hybrid model at some point. Future S7 models will likely sport a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6, while a V-8-powered RS 7 may make a return.
An independent suspension and all-wheel drive will be complemented by brand-new technology such as rear-wheel steering, which can call in as much as 5 degrees of countersteer to the rear wheels at parking-lot speeds to assist the A7 corner better. The countersteer is called down and out as the A7 reaches greater speeds.
Audi’s newest self-driving technology will bow on the A7. The hatchback will follow Audi’s A8 sedan with Level 3 autonomous capability, which means its Traffic Jam Pilot will have the ability to control the car without chauffeur input at speeds of as much as 37 mph. The system will be introduced, but Audi hasn’t promised an on-sale date right now.
2019 Audi A7 Release Date
Prices and fuel economy haven’t been revealed either. The brand-new 2019 Audi A7 goes on sale in mid-2018 in the U.S. Stay tuned for first drive impressions. Pricing information for the new A7 is quite limited at this moment. The entry-level 55 TFSI will be the initial model to strike dealerships, and it will can be found in at EUR67,800. Pricing will go up from there, but you’ll have to wait unitl Febuary of 2018 to see exactly what other trims and prices to expect.
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