• Stunning good looks
  • Speedy new S7
  • Hatchback usability
  • Rear-seat space
  • Options can send the price soaring
SUM UP

Sleek and chic.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for A7 in 2013

In addition to the new S7, there are minor updates to the standard A7. Auto stop/start helps save a bit of fuel in the city; lane-keep assist is now available; a corner-view camera helps when pulling out from between cars; and a third seatbelt is available for the rear seat...more

Overview

You don’t buy an A7 for rational reasons; it’s mechanically identical to an A6 but costs thousands more. With the A7, it’s all about the design. This low-slung machine is visually arresting. That radically sloping rear end hides a practical hatchback, so there’s an extra measure of utility, but the rear seats are much more intimate than those of the traditionally shaped A6. Standard rear seating is for two; a set of seatbelts for the middle position can be had, but that hardly makes the middle position any more habitable. Otherwise, this interior mirrors that of the A6, and a finely crafted cabin it is. The infotainment system can incorporate Google Earth images and uses Audi’s touch pad, which allows you to spell out navigation destinations with your finger (this is not only cool but also less distracting than other methods). Because the A7 is a more upscale offering than the A6, there’s no four-cylinder engine here, and Quattro is standard. The supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 and a velvet-smooth eight-speed automatic are sufficient to shoot this gorgeous missile from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. If that’s not quick enough, there’s the new S7, with a twin-turbocharged V-8, a quicker-shifting seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox with shift paddles, and an upgraded chassis. Do you need the S7? No. But might you want it? Oh, yeah.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; traction and stability control; and ABS are standard. Rear side air bags, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, a corner-view camera, adaptive headlights, Audi Pre Sense Plus, lane-keep assist, and infrared night vision with pedestrian detection and a head-up display are optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Audi A7

  • BMW 5-series GT
  • Jaguar XF
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS-class
  • Porsche Panamera

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2013 A7 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Rear Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Compass
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Trunk Pulldown
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Exterior

  • Rear Spoiler

Interior

  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • Heated Wiper/Washers
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Fog Lights

Seats

  • Leather Seats

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Homelink Universal Transmitter

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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