Luxury works best with style. The 2019 Audi A7 delivers both with a shovel, and throws in a measure of utility to boot. New for 2019, the A7 kicks off its second generation with a technology injection both under the skin and in the cabin.
2019 Audi A7 Engine
Under the more sculpted hood is an engine that produces the same 340 horsepower as the outgoing model. However, this 3.0-liter V6 now takes its forced induction of a turbocharger instead of a supercharger, and the torque improves from 325 to 369 lb-ft. It also adds a lightweight 48-volt hybrid system that smoothes and accelerates stop / start function and maintains climate control at shutdowns. Instead of an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Audi A7 uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that transmits engine power to all four wheels via the Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system.
New Audi A7 Exterior
The dimensions closely mimic those of the outgoing car, but the design uses sharper lines and sharp angles. The model is still a sedan, and at the trailing edge of the tailgate is a spoiler that deploys at 75 mph. Flanking the lower, more hexagonal grille, the 2019 Audi A7 offers three different headlight configurations: standard LEDs, dot-matrix LEDs and dot matrix LEDs with laser beam (the latter two are not yet confirmed for the US market). The taillights, which cover the width of the car, consist of 13 elements on each side connected by a central LED strip. The front and rear indicators turn on sequentially, and when the car is locked or unlocked, the front and rear lights perform a flashy choreography.
Audi A7 2019 Interior
Fastback sedans are a relatively new invention. They carry different names: four-door coupe, gran coupe, or Audi “sportback”. These machines combine the utility and interior space of a four-door sedan with the roofline of a two-door coupe and the large trunk of an SUV. The most impressive technology is inside the cabin, where three generously sized screens are at hand to impress visitors (four if you count the small touch screen that controls the rear air conditioning). In front of the driver is Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit configurable dashboard. It is joined by a brand new MMI system that channels the display and rotary controller for two touch screens with haptic feedback that are fully integrated into the dashboard design and tilted toward the driver.