Summary, Prices, Specs

By July 1, 2013

Summary

Elegant and convenient, the Audi A7 features coupe-like looks with the accessibility of a hatch, along with a superb powertrain, stylish interior and admirable fuel economy.

Sam Moses filed this NewCarTestDrive.com report from the Pacific Northwest, with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Audi A7 Premium ($60,100), A7 Premium Plus ($63,800), Prestige ($66,150), Audi S7 ($78,800)
Engines:310-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6; 420-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmissions:8-speed Tiptronic automatic; 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Safety equipment (standard):frontal airbags, front side airbags, curtain side airbags, LATCH child safety seat system, electronic stability control, ABS with brake assist, tire pressure monitor, all-wheel drive
Safety equipment (optional):rear side-impact airbags, adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist, night vision
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Neckarsulm, Germany
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Audi A7 Prestige quattro ($65,580)
Standard equipment:leather seats; 10-way power driver's seat; 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat; automatic climate control, four-zone; navigation with MMI touch; front and rear parking sensors; Bose surround sound system; adaptive headlights; ambient lighting; 7-inch color driver information system; power windows, mirrors and locks; remote keyless entry; xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights; heated front seats; power glass sunroof; Bluetooth
Options as tested (MSPR):Moonlight blue metallic ($475); 19-inch Sport Package ($1500); Audi side assist/pre-sense/folding mirrors ($500)
Destination charge:$895
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$69520
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:3.0-liter supercharged V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):310 @ 5500-6500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):325 @ 2900-4500
Transmission:8-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:18/28 mpg
Wheelbase:114.7 in.
Length/width/height:195.6/84.2/55.9 in.
Track, f/r:64.4/64.4 in.
Turning circle:39.0 ft.
Seating Capacity:4
Head/hip/leg room, f:36.9/na/41.3 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:36.6/na/37.0 in.
Cargo volume:24.5 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, multi-link stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent, multi-link
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:4210 lbs.
Tires:265/35R20
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:19.8 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of July 1, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-367-2834 - www.audiusa.com