Here’s a first for txGarage, as we get behind the wheel of an Audi. What an Audi too, I’m a big Audi fan as I love their design and the rally racing heritage of their quattro system but I’ve always been a small Audi fan. Give me any version of the A4 and I’m good. Get up into the A6 and A8’s and it’s a little too big for me. With that said, I’ve loved the looks and concept of the Audi A7 since I first saw it. The sleek coupe styling in this 5-door hatchback with Audi’s great eye for style just does it for me.
We’re driving the A7 with the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 pushing 310 horsepower through an 8-speed automatic transmission. I like this setup in this car as it gives you good power without the drawback of a heavier, less efficient V8. This is no sports car even though you see an “S” badge on the trunklid. What this is, is a grand touring sedan. It’s perfect at eating up the miles in complete comfort.
Obviously Audi is known for tremendous interior quality and technology, and the A7 was a testbed for some of their newest gizmos and gadgets. This A7 is equipped with Audi’s MMI system that takes care of infotainment and navigation that can interpret handwritten inputs from a small pad next to the gear shifter. I wish I had more time to play with this system but time just wasn’t on my side, hopefully though we’ll get more time with one soon.
I really like the A7 with its coupe profile, comfort, and technology this is a fantastic sedan. With a starting price of $59,250 it seems like quite a good deal as well. But our S-line trimmed A7 with a few options range up to $68,630 and there are a lot of great sedans for that price range including the Jaguar XF.