2012 Audi A7

8 Dec

IMG_9253The 2012 Audi A7 is a fashion statement. This car represents a trend to create sedans that look like coupes. Most recently this is a move by Audi and BMW to counter the Mercedes Benz CLS. These cars exist only to fill a gap in the market to for buyers who want something more stylish than a traditional sedan. However what the A7 gains in looks, it loses in space. I stand about 6’4, which is not small to any stretch of the imagination, but I would think I could fit in the A7’s backseat. I can, but my head is bent over trying to fit in the tiny backseat. The roofline style has sacrificed headroom in a full size car. Even people shorter have to duck inside the car. The front seat is not so much of an issue as it allows the driver and passenger can spread out more. The interior is one of the best looking interiors I’ve ever seen. The material they use is beautiful, from the wood inlays to the quality of the stitching of the leather. Audi has excellent taste of how to appoint their interiors. If only the backseats had more room..

IMG_4896 (1)The A7 has a Supercharged 3.0L V6 under the hood, which is not heard over the sound damping. The only time I could even remotely hear the engine was when I floored it and had the radio off. The car just starts to pull hard and gain speed rather impressively. The Quattro all-wheel drive system should all be mentioned for it is responsible for its good handling and in helping with the acceleration. The transmission is smooth and shifts quickly. Even under hard acceleration, the transmission quickly finds the right gear without so much as a hiccup. Overall the A7 is a coupe for people who think they still want a sedan. The backseats are for small people or children, which a shame because of how well the rest of the A7 is put together. I like this car, but if it was my choice I would get the larger, but equally as nice A8.

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