Revealed at an event in Audi’s hometown of Ingolstadt, Germany, the 2019 Audi A7 sedan is equipped with a full range of semi-autonomous driving technologies and the same multimedia system from the recently unveiled A8 luxury sedan. . Like its predecessor, the 2019 Audi A7 is a sedan with a coupe-like roofline, and will compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. In Europe (but not in the US), the A7 will present Audi’s new naming strategy with the launch of the first 55 TFSI model.
The new interior includes Audi’s latest MMI infotainment system. First seen in the 2019 Audi A7, the system casts the control knob from the previous version for a pair of touch screens with auditory and haptic feedback. A screen is located in front of the shift lever and is primarily used to control HVAC functions, while the other is higher up the dashboard and is used for operating elements such as infotainment functions and navigation. Other technologies in the cockpit include an available head-up display and the 12.3-inch Audi Cockpit Digital Gauge Package.
When we first ordered the new A7, we found that Audi’s touch screen MMI interface responded quickly to our inputs and was highly configurable. Nevertheless, we missed the physical buttons and buttons of the previous MMI system, which we found easier to adjust on the fly. Other toys from the A8 include the AI Remote Parking Pilot and AI Remote Garage Pilot systems, which can move your car independently into a garage or parking space.
Like the recently unveiled flagship A8 2019 sedan, the new A7 features Audi’s latest design language, which features a wider, more hexagonal version of the Audi grille. The front and rear cantilevers shortened 0.6 inches of the overall length of the A7, while the flared fenders give the low-chassis four-door a less slab-like appearance compared to its predecessor. A new large taillight design covers the width of the car below a retractable wing in the tilted tailgate. An optional S line body kit adds more aggressive front and rear fascias, reshaped side sills and a handful of minor modifications.
The new 2019 Audi A7 will be launched with a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine producing 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. torque, combined with a seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission. With this engine, the A7 can reach from 0 to 62 mph in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. In Europe, Audi’s new digital badge system makes it the A7 55. But US models will not receive Audi’s new digital badge, according to Joel Stocksdale of Autoblog.
Each new 2019 Audi A7 will be equipped with a “light hybrid” 48-volt system, using a belt alternator and a lithium-ion battery to develop a power of 12 kW under braking. Audi says a speed between 34 mph and 99 mph, the A7 will stop its engine coasting to save fuel.
The all-new 2019 Audi A7 will be on sale in February in Germany and will reach North American showrooms by the end of 2018. Audi is not yet ready to talk about US prices, but the new version should not away from $ 70,675 starting point.