The 2012 Audi A7 first came into news almost a year ago at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Now that the car is launched, let’s know the Audi A7 in more detail. The web pictures often do injustice to some of the nice looking cars. Similar is the case with new Audi A7, it looks much more in real than it does in the web pics. Unlike the majority of long-back semi-hatch sedans in the market, the Audi A7 has nothing awkward, lumpy or fat bottomed. The proportions are just perfect.
Audi has put great importance to the design of 2012 Audi A7. The exterior of the car is based on the three lines- a long roof, boat tail-shaped sill and a shoulder line, these results in a sense of movement from front to back and meeting in the rear. The unique lighting with LEDs makes Audi distinctive from the front and rear ends.
Like most of the Audi models, the Audi A7 comes with a variety of powerplants having petrol or diesel depending upon the market conditions. The base model of car will have 3.0-liter TDSI V6 engine. This engine is found in Audi’s S4, A6, A8 and Q7. The engine is directly injected with a belt- driven supercharger that produces an output of upto 310 hp and 325 pounds-feet of torque.
Audi A7 can reach a speed of 60mph in just 5.4 seconds. The car’s speed is electronically limited to 130mph. The car weighs about 4210 pounds despite the fact that the hood, roof, fenders and tailgate of the car are made out of aluminum.
The inside of the car is roomier with leather seats that keep you warm. The seats and the door panels are made out of soft perforated leather and the natural hides are contrasted with real wood trim having the borders done with strips of aluminium. The Audi A7 has much longer wheelbase than expected giving it a comfort of a limo.
Price of Audi A7 starts with a base tag of $59,259. This is however a bit more than some of its competitors like the BMW 535i xDrive Gran Turismo which costs about $58,800. However Audi A7 costs much less than the all wheel drive Porsche Panamera 4 which costs about $78,900.