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Audi A7
2012 Audi A7 (US)
Manufacturer Audi AG
Production 2010-present
Assembly Neckarsulm, Germany
Class Executive car
Body style 5-door fastback
Layout Front engine,
front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group MLB platform
Engine 2.8 L V6
3.0 L TFSI
3.0 L TDI V6 diesel engine
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch S tronic
multitronic CVT
8-speed tiptronic (North American model)
Wheelbase 2,914 mm (114.7 in)
Length 4,970 mm (195.7 in)
Width 1,910 mm (75.2 in)
Height 1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Curb weight 1,695 kg (3,736.8 lb)
Related Audi Sportback concept
Audi A6
Designer Stefan Sielaff[1]

The Audi A7 Sportback (internally designated Typ 4G) is an executive car produced by Audi launched at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in a five-door hatchback body style. The A7 is based on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform, which is shared with the 2011 fourth-generation Audi A6 (C7).[2]



The A7 marked Audi's return to the executive hatchback market since the 1970 three-door Audi 100 Coupe of 1970 and the 1977 five-door 100 Avant. It was announced at the Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich on 27 July 2010 and débuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The car was launched in the US at the New York Auto Show in April 2011 as a 2012 model.[3]

The A7 was preceded by a concept car, the Audi Sportback concept shown at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.[4] The concept car first spawned the Audi A5 Sportback which was released September 2009 as a 2010 model.


Four V6 engine options are available at launch: 2.8 L (201 bhp/150 kW; 204 PS) and supercharged 3.0 L (295 bhp/220 kW; 299 PS) petrol engines and two 3.0 L diesel engines with either 201 bhp (150 kW; 204 PS) or 241 bhp (180 kW; 244 PS).[5]

The North American 2012 A7 is only available with the 3.0 L supercharged TFSI V6 developing 310 bhp (231 kW; 314 PS) and 325 lb·ft (441 N·m) combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.Template:Fix

Similar vehicles

Reviewers have cited the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class as a competitor to the Audi A7 in the four-door executive coupé market.[6] The A7 has also been compared to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo since both are mid-luxury hatchbacks, though the 5 Series GT is based on the full-size BMW 7 Series while the A7 is unrelated to the flagship Audi A8.[7]

The A7 features all the driver assistance systems from the 2011 Audi A8, but adds a head-up display and Active Lane Assist.

Engines and performance

The following internal combustion engines are available:[8]

engine type
/ drive
max. power 0-100 km/h (62 mph) top speed
petrol engines
all fuel-injected
2.8FSI quattro 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 8.3 sec 146 mph (235 km/h)
3.0TFSI quattro 300 PS (221 kW; 296 bhp) 5.6 sec 155 mph (249 km/h)
3.0TDI Multitronic 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 7.4 sec 146 mph (235 km/h)
3.0TDI quattro 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 7.2 sec 146 mph (235 km/h)
3.0TDI quattro 245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp) 6.3 sec 155 mph (249 km/h)

In late 2011, Audi A7 will get an additional diesel engine with Biturbo and 313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp). Also the Audi S7 with its new 4.0 TFSI quattro and 420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp) will be added.

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AutoWeek magazine named the A7 as the Best of the Best/Car for 2012.[9]


External links


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