The Audi A7 is one hell of a machine designed beautifully making it look like a transformer. This entry level 3.0-litre TDI offers 215bhp that takes 7.3 seconds to reach 62mph with a combined 62.8mpg which is great. It has a classy interior with beautiful leather seats, a smart centre console with all the latest technology and a clever screen that slides away when you turn the engine off. Prices start at £45,415.
The exterior is stunning. Audi’s new design is stylish with its simple bonnet and slight contours running down doe the newly designed headlights which are very sharp. The sloping roof that runs down to the rear is very stylish but slightly compromising the rear headroom for taller passengers. The rear itself is ok and simply Audi. The twin exhausts make this car look very sporty.
The interior is great. There are quality materials everywhere your hands touch. The steering wheel is well made and handles the car very well. The infotainment system is decent and responsive and has been upgraded from the older, slower systems. The dashboards is informative and well designed. The subtly swooping dashboard and door inserts, the precision cutting of the aluminium centre console controls and the showy arrival of the infotainment screen from a slot in the dash all create an alluring first impression.
There are three main trim levels to choose from – SE Executive, S-line and Black Edition. If you go in for the entry-level A7 trim and you’ll find 19in alloys, adaptive suspension, LED headlights, a powered tailgate and a retractable rear spoiler, while inside there is Audi’s MMI infotainment system including a 6.5in retractable screen, sat nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB interface. There is also a leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, heated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors all included as standard.
Upgrade to the S-line trim gets the addition of 20in alloys, sports suspension, matrix LED headlights, a sporty bodykit and sports seats, while the range-topping Black Edition gets a black styling pack, a Bose sound system and bigger alloys.