30 Nov Everything you need to know about the 2019 Audi A7
The original Audi A7 redefined luxury cars and now, in its second generation, the 2019 Audi A7 is taking things to another level. Thinking of getting an A7 or just want to find out what all the fuss is about? This article will tell you everything you need to know.
What’s under the hood?
First things first, the hood on the 2019 Audi A7 is much more sculpted than its predecessor. Underneath it sits a 3.0 liter V-6 that provides 340 horsepower — the same as the previous generation. The 2019 model, however, takes forced induction from a turbocharger rather than a supercharger, which means that torque has improved from 325 to 369 lb-ft. On top of that, there is also a 48-volt hybrid system that provides excellent stop-start technology and allows for climate control to be kept on at stops. Rather than an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 version has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
And the exterior?
The new Audi A7 chassis trades in all aluminum for a mix of steel and aluminum to ensure the right material is used for the right job. The result is a chassis that is stronger and lighter and enhanced with air suspension and adaptive dampers. The 2019 model carves this chassis with sleeker, sharper lines, which, along with a more tapered roof offers a sexier look and one that is unmistakably luxury.
What about the interior?
Inside, the interior is dominated by two major screens in the center console and a third is available in the dash. Technology is undoubtedly the focus in the 2019 A7. Both screens come with the new MMI Touch Control interface. This allows for a number of shortcuts to be programmed into the system and driver preferences stored for up to seven different drivers. As you’d expect, the infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The safety of the car is suitably tech-dependent, too. The A7 shops with about every possible safety feature that you could imagine. That includes two different self-parking systems. Forward cross-traffic alerts, rear-collision warning and, in some cases, level 3 self-driving in the form of the Traffic Jam Pilot system.
What is it like to drive?
In short, it’s great to drive. A strong powertrain and good dynamics make for a responsive ride. Zero to 60 is achieved in an impressive 5,.3 seconds thanks to the upgraded turbocharger and transmission.
But we could make it better.
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