Audi's new high end luxury car combines the sporty feel that a coupe can offer along with the comfort and space of a large sedan. That's the new 2012 Audi A7 Sportback in a nut shell. Priced at about $60,000 the goal of the A7 is to combine the elegance and comfort of the Audi A6 and Audi A8 and the sport feel Audi has been know for over the past few decades.
In reality, the Audi A7 Sportback is a hatchback and is slightly taller than an Audi A6. The rear hatch features a slightly trimmed the rear overhang with a steep fall at the back of the car. The Audi A7 Sportback offers room for three adult passengers in the back easy.
The short rear overhang leads us to believe that the trunk is not as spacious as the aforementioned Audi A6. The large liftback tailgate provides access to loads of cargo space and allows you to fit larger objects into the car that you could not do with the A6 or A8.
The 2012 Audi A7 Sportback features 20-inch rims which look spectacular. Standard options include bi-xenon headlights, daytime running lights and Audi's signature LED headlights and tail lights. Optionally you can include full HID headlights.
Suspension and steering
The suspension has been designed to maintain an optimal level of comfort. You can choose an optionally 10 mm lowered sports suspension and shock absorbers that are electronically controlled. This system allows for three basic configurations that can be selected manually in order to reduce the height at high speed on freeways or to improve stability and better aerodynamics which adds to the fuel economy.
The Audi A7 Sportback incorporates all the technology that Audi has to offer. This is a must have for any high-end vehicle. The classic computer navigation system features a multimedia MMI hard drive loaded with Google software. There is a touch screen and everything can connect via the data connection from mobile phones via Bluetooth or using a plug-in UMTS card mobile telephony. This system can access any Wi-Fi hotspot which then will let other devices like laptops and iPads connect to the internet.
The range of engines for the Audi A7 Sportback is composed of a direct-injected V-6 engines. Of course Audi's legendary Quattro all wheel drive system is standard. And in the near future a fire breathing 470 HP twin-turbo engine will be available.