The 2019 Audi A7 arrives in showrooms this year with retuned styling, a heaping dose of 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 style chief Marc Lichte and his team penned the new shape, but obtain the majority 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 trailing cues, and a six-sided grille.
2019 Audi A7 Design
The most recent A7 is constructed on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB II-Evo platform, which it shows other new models consisting of the Q7 and Q5 SUVs. Using lighter and stiffer materials, engineers have included a half-inch to its wheelbase, though overall length is down partially and height hasn’t altered at all.
The chiseled makeovers extend to the cabin, where digital screens control and tough buttons have actually taken a back seat. The brand-new A7 sheds Audi’s old infotainment roller-knob system for one that depends on voice commands and large touchscreens– a 10.1-inch panel that displays maps and other functions, and a secondary 8.6-inch screen that shows environment functions, drive modes, and accepts handwritten input. On some models, a 12.3-inch reconfigurable display swaps in where determines would otherwise fit. That driver-focused screen provides a host of info, from navigation maps to infotainment functions.
2019 Audi A7 Engine
For power, Audi will rely on a range of engines in the new 2019 A7. At launch, all U.S.-market cars will feature a single-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 with 340 horsepower. Geared up with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, it should generate a plug-in hybrid model at some time. 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 matched by brand-new technology such as rear-wheel steering, which can call in approximately 5 degrees of countersteer to the rear wheels at parking-lot speeds to help 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 self-governing ability, which suggests its Traffic Jam Pilot will be able to manage the car without motorist input at speeds of approximately 37 miles per hour. The system will be introduced, but Audi hasn’t assured an on-sale date just yet.
2019 Audi A7 Release Date
Prices and fuel economy haven’t been revealed either. The 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 restricted 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. Prices will go up from there, but you’ll need to wait unitl Febuary of 2018 to see exactly what other trims and pricing to expect.