Audi?s A7 Four-Door Coupe Debuts in the Fall

Audi is entering the sexy four-door coupe arena with the introduction of the all-new A7.? It combines prestige, sportiness and functionality into a five-door coupe with seating for four. The coupe design attracts the eye, while the aluminum-hybrid lightweight construction, with aluminum body panels and a steel frame, provides excellent handling, safety and fuel economy.

The A7 is powered by a 310-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with standard quattro all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.?Zero to 60 mph acceleration is 6.7 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 152 mph.?

The A7 delivers excellent performance characteristics with usable functionality. The integrated rear spoiler automatically deploys at higher speeds to achieve maximum down force and improved aerodynamics.

The interior of the Audi A7 is a bold expression of contemporary design that matches the exterior of the vehicle. It has a wraparound sky-liner dashboard that envelops the driver and front passenger.

The Audi A7 is available with the latest MMI? technology that provides a user-friendly interface for navigation, audio, phone and vehicle customization functions. In addition, the MMI touch handwriting recognition system allows customers to enter destination or telephone information with the touch of a finger.

The MMI system also serves as the interface with the industry-first Audi Connect system, which brings a whole new level of real-time user-relevant information into the vehicle. With first-to-market voice-activated Google EarthTM, Google Local search, and, for passenger use, rolling Wi-Fi? hotspot functionality (first-to-market as Factory-installed option with integrated mobile broadband connectivity), the A7 enables new, progressive ways of interacting with the vehicle and its surroundings.

The A7 introduces an available Audi-first headup display with a high-resolution, full-color display, along with many innovative technologies introduced recently in the Audi A8 flagship, including available full LED headlights, night vision assistant, Audi pre sense plus and the unmatched Bang & Olufsen? Advanced Audio System, which delivers 1,300 watts of power through 15 speakers.

The Audi A7 is priced at $60,125 and goes on sale in the fall of 2011.



More from Our Auto Expert