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Audi : The new Audi A7 model range is now in the Middle East

02/10/2015 | 10:19pm US/Eastern

 

Dubai, February 10, 2015Audi has spared no effort in revising the A7. The spacious five-door coupe is now even more powerful and attractive – thanks to new engine configurations, new transmissions, new headlights, taillights and new infotainment systems. The new A7 combines the emotional appeal and sportiness of a coupe with the comfort of a sedan and the functional benefits of an Avant.

The new Audi A7, Audi S7 and Audi RS7 are now available in the Middle East. Starting price is $65,607.

Back when the A7 first debuted in 2010, Audi was already setting new standards in automotive design, embracing an athletic aesthetic and elegance in grand style. Its long engine hood, sporty, flowing C‑pillars and the sharply dropping rear end create a dynamic overall impression. The revised version of the five-door model, measuring 4.97 meters in length, now has additional striking, sporty features.

 

 

The most striking changes are to the Singleframe grille, bumpers, tailpipes and headlights. LED technology is now standard; upon request, Audi can supply Matrix LED headlights (standard on S7 and RS 7), which light the road optimally without causing glare for other road users. Combined with the Matrix LED headlights, dynamic turn signals are also installed at the front; they come standard at the rear.

The body of the new Audi A7 consists primarily of aluminum and high‑tech steel grades. It is extraordinarily lightweight and designed for maximum comfort in terms of noise. The cargo space under the long, electrically driven trunk lid has a base capacity of 535 liters. When the rear seat backs are folded down it grows to 1,390 liters.

The sporty style of the exterior is echoed in the car's interior. The dominant element is the horizontal line surrounding the driver and passenger. The dashboard gives an impression of lightness and elegance. The new interior materials, including the aluminum/Beaufort walnut inlay and standard Valcona leather, are impressive for their finish. The color palette has been redesigned, offering six color options even for the seats.

The new Audi A7 is confident and relaxed to drive. The electric front seats can be optionally equipped with ventilation and massage functions. The MMI navigation plus system with MMI touch comes standard; it can be supplemented as an option with a head‑up display that projects all important information onto the windshield.

Power and efficiency: three TFSI and one FSI engines

To start out, Audi is offering the new A7 with a choice of three powerful and highly efficient engines: two TFSI and one FSI engine. Their power rating ranges from 220 hp to 333 hp. The top‑of‑the‑range engine, the 4.0 TFSI, available in the Audi S7, and Audi RS 7, delivering 450 hp and 560 hp respectively and using innovative COD (cylinder on demand) technology.

The engine configurations have a seven‑speed S tronic transmission, the RS 7 is equipped with the eight-speed tiptronic transmission. In the version with front‑wheel drive, the dual‑clutch transmission has been fully redeveloped. In engine configurations starting at 333 hp, quattro permanent all-wheel drive can be supplemented with the sport differential (standard on RS 7), which actively distributes power between the rear wheels.

The chassis, too, combines sporty precision with high comfort. The new Audi A7 features wheels with diameters ranging from 18 to 21 inches. The power steering system features an electromechanical drive for high efficiency.

The A7 offers an extensive range of standard options: Electric sunroof, keyless entry & go, parking sensors with rear view camera and individual contour seats with Valcona leather to just mention some of them. Options include for example dynamic steering (standard on RS 7), two sport suspension versions and adaptive air suspension (standard on S7 and RS 7).

The new Audi A7 leads the competition in terms of infotainment. The standard MMI navigation plus system with MMI touch, utilizes the latest generation of the modular infotainment system; its highlight is a powerful graphics processor from Audi's partner Nvidia. Touchpad control lets the driver scroll and zoom in lists and maps. The top of the Hi-Fi line is the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System (standard in the RS 7).

The assistance systems – including adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, the further improved night vision assistant and the Audi pre sense safety system – are also state of the art. Audi side assist and Audi active lane assist work closely together to make lane changes even safer.

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