audi a7 full review

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  1. singh-a-lion

    singh-a-lion Super Moderator

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    Money can’t buy you happiness, we all know that. But, it can surely buy you style, great ambience and a lot of attention. And the new Audi A7 is a fantastic example of it. It’s a four-door coupe like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and to an extent the BMW 5-series. And though we are certain the A7 has better, and more palatable presence than the BMW, the Mercedes might run it close. But how is it to drive? We found out...
    Highlights
    - The A7 looks more appealing in the flesh than in the pictures. It’s also surprisingly spacious.
    - The Audi A7 comes with two engine options and though the 3-litre diesel here might not seem great on paper, it’s more than what you’d need on the road.
    - But the best bit about the A7 is how well it marries ease of driving with fun, enthusiastic driving. Of course, a great chassis, driver select module and Quattro help this cause significantly.


    good things- Ride Quality, Handling, comfort, Ease of driving, performance, quality, styling
    bad things- Steering feel, boot space



    Audi has launched the A7 with two engines, both are 3-litre V6 engines, but one’s a diesel with 245bhp and 500Nm of torque and the other is a supercharged petrol. The petrol makes 296bhp and can complete the 0-100kmph run in about 5.6 seconds. Top speed as is with most German cars with performance packed engines, is limited to 250kmph.
    But, it’s the diesel that we drove, and it’s all you need to be honest. It gets the A7 to 100kmph in about 6.8 seconds, it’s also refined and easy revving and inside the cabin, pretty quiet too. And being a diesel, it won’t dent your pocket either. The A7 on our fuel runs returned just short of 9kmpl in the city and about 14.5kmpl on the highway.
    The engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. So, instead of a conventional torque convertor, the ‘box uses two clutches to speed up the gear shifts. And gear shifts on the A7 in manual mode, it must be said, are very quick, both while shifting up or down.

    Unlike some of its competition, it doesn’t look quirky and it doesn’t try too hard to be something it isn’t. It’s a luxury car that rides well, has comfortable seats, is easy to drive and live with and is built with precision. That it handles exceedingly well or has a bomb for a diesel engine only makes it that much more eligible. It’s not perfect, of course – the steering, even in the sporty Dynamic mode lacks required feel and it has a shallow boot, which isn’t the most practical. But to me these shortcomings can easily be overlooked because for what the car is and what it offers, it’s brilliant

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  2. Ak47_Riskykz

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  3. Codename.47

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    A7 /S5 looks similar
     
  4. singh-a-lion

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    yea dey doo
     
  5. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    why are they doing it. so many different variants frm audi butt they all look similar. no change at all
     
  6. Dhhawal

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    rahuls right...because they all look so similar...audi cars have lost their character...not that they had much to loose..but all these look so generic..should have restriced this look to one class of the vehicle...!
     

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