Audi A7 – Confused in a good way…
A lot of people ask “Why…” to be honest, like the myth about the interviewee at the Oxford University just answered “Why not…” was probably one of the best answer suited for the occasion.
Like most German car maker, the series is spotlessly logical, the A7 fits between the A6 and A8 in terms of equipment and size, but that’s not the end. The real end is the beautifully sculpted waist line, into a muscular rear hatch split lines, forming a superbly proportioned back end. If you look round the side profile to the rear 45 degree profile, then you know why this is regarded as one of the most beautiful Audi around. Audi’s stylish touch have always been “progressive” LED daylight with curvature, huge rectangular grille with slits, new LED rear lights. Everything is sedated, but you just don’t really get bored of it.
Getting cozy in the front seat, you’re greeted with a 22nd century center cluster consist of beautiful gauges and LCD display. The dash feels top notch quality. Where it’s direct competitor the CLS feels more compact/sport, the A7 feels more spacious. The A7 has absolutely cramp everything they have available in the workshop into this car, cooling seat, heated seats, electric rear spoiler, the Multi-Media Interface (MMI), blind spot warning light, massage seats etc. You can clear see that the A7 was engineered towards a business man who has had a long day of work, and anything that can lessen the stress on his shoulder has been put into this package (or as an option at least).
As I start the test drive, initial I thought it’s just business as usual, but I was slightly moved by the discretion of pace we were reaching, it so quiet that the turbo was muted in this V6 3.0T, there was no noticeable turbo lag, or spikes in the torque delivery. The 7 S-tronic works a wonder with slick changes via the gear lever or the pedal shift.
Being a Quattro (4wd) you would have thought the car would be planted into the road, but it seems the Quattro is more “reactive” then “proactive” it would let you over a bit over the limit, but then the system steps in momentarily after to get you back into the right shape, I didn’t really like the excessive tolerance, if I wanted the tolerance, I would have switch the traction control off, and in cars these days, I have driven much faster responding traction control.
You can feel engineers of the Audi A7 putting a huge amount of effort into it, and being German, the job was superbly efficiently done with merit. If you want a car that “means business” look no further.
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