The 2018 Audi A7 Sportsback is a refined sedan that has a good mixture of sportiness and luxury to offer. The A7 is a categorized as a luxury car and offers just that plus more. As one of the strongest competitors in its class, the A7 offer superior cargo space and a safe ride to its inhabitants.
The 2018 A7 Sportsback is available in two trims; the Premium Plus and Prestige. Each trim is available with the same powerful engine, navigation system, rearview camera system, LED headlights, and rear-view camera system. The base model, Premium Plus trim comes loaded with many features, with the Prestige trim offering all of the features of the Premium Plus and more.
With a six-cylinder engine that is able to go 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds, the 2018 A7 Sportsback produces 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The powerful TSFI engine transfers power to the car’s all-wheel drive system through Audi’s eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency is one of the highest in its class, rated at 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
There are four different driving modes that can be selected. Each mode offers a different throttle response, steering feel, and suspension setup for the car; allowing a driver to vary the car’s aggressiveness and comfort.
As should be expected of a luxury car, the interior of the 2018 A7 Sportsback is very high quality. Created using premium fabrics and materials, the interior offers a lot of cargo space. The A7 Sportsback is capable of seating 5 people comfortably and offers trunk space through a hatchback door.
The interior features amenities such as heated leather front seats that are also power-adjustable. Standard features also include Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto which all play sounds through the A7’s Bose stereo system; there are also two USB ports for people who would like to plug in their devices. The MMI infotainment system can be accessed through voice recognition or an 8-inch display. Additionally, there is a touchpad that offers handwriting recognition.
Heated rear seats, ventilated seats, and massaging front seats are all offered as options on each A7 Sportsback trim. The standard 14-speaker Bose system can also be upgraded to a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Along with its rear hatchback design, the A7 Sportsback features a sunroof for those in the cabin who would like to feel more connected with nature.
The Quattro all-wheel drive system, of the new A7, maintains its grip through Audi’s unique torque-vectoring system. This revolutionary system variably sends torque to the wheels that need it most. Under slippery conditions, the system consistently maintains traction and keeps all four wheels planted to the ground.
The A7 has airbags in the front, side, rear, and overhead. Standard with additional safety features such as brake assist, electronic stability control, auto-leveling headlights, and lane departure warning, the A7 Sportsback ensures a safe ride. These are just among a few of the standard safety features of the 2018 A7, with many more included in the model’s standard package.
Optional safety features include a night vision camera, that complements the already available camera system, and an upgraded collision warning system.
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Aside from the A7 Sportsback, the 2018 Audi A7 is available in two more powerful versions; the S7 and RS7. Though these models offer slightly worse fuel economy that the A7 Sportsback, they are very well-equipped models. Compared to the many other vehicles of its class, the A7 offers a more robust package and features.