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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:42 AM

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The new Audi A7 Sportback actually looks... new

https://www.topgear....ually-looks-new

 

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The most amazing part of the new Audi A7 Sportback – a car not short of ‘you’re kidding, can it really?’ features - is that you can actually tell it’s new. Check out that craggy 3D lightsaber stretching across the low-lying hatchback’s tapered rump. That’s almost controversial. 

Now move forward. Take in the rest of the new A7. It’s based on the A8 and Q7’s building blocks, but gives us a good idea what the next A6 will look like. The LEDs illuminate in animated flourishes when the car’s unlocked. There are slashes in the flanks, and a wider, flatter grille than George Foreman’s family barbeque. This is an Audi you might notice, even when it isn’t chasing you down a motorway at a distance measurable only with an electron microscope.

Not a moment too soon, either. Audi’s design boss, Mark Lichte, has previously admitted to Top Gear that the old Russian-doll uniform approach was fine when Audi was an underdog, but now it’s up there with BMW and Mercedes. Same again design won’t really do, because people have short attention spans. These cars need to be prouder of the numerous technovations squeezed under the finely creased skin. And the A7 has - technical term here - oodles. 

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Based on the same underpinnings as the latest A8 limo and sharing much of its stunning touchscreen cockpit, the A7 has many of the same superpowers. It’ll be able to remotely park itself without you on board, and drive itself in traffic when its ‘level-three’ autonomy comes on stream in 2018. Its on-board 48-volt electrical system also means the engine can switch off at coast, while kinetic energy is harvested as you slow down.

When it goes on sale in February 2018, however, the eyes-off-the-road self-drive abilities won’t be available, and neither will they be downloadable via over-the-air updates. Why? Because Audi bullishly tells Top Gear that “our customers aren’t guinea pigs”. Ten internet points to anyone who guesses which carmaker that’s a thinly disguised swipe at…

For the longer, more capacious A7 Sportback Mk2 (there’s more knee and headroom inside, but the thing is almost five metres long and two metres wide as a result), Audi’s headline act isn’t suspension that predicts the bumps ahead (a trick saved for new A8s), but instead, its most computerised steering system yet. 

 

 


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

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The new Audi A7 Sportback actually looks... new
https://www.topgear....ually-looks-new

70.jpg?itok=48l-8rC6

The most amazing part of the new Audi A7 Sportback â a car not short of âyouâre kidding, can it really?â features - is that you can actually tell itâs new. Check out that craggy 3D lightsaber stretching across the low-lying hatchbackâs tapered rump. Thatâs almost controversial.

Now move forward. Take in the rest of the new A7. Itâs based on the A8 and Q7âs building blocks, but gives us a good idea what the next A6 will look like. The LEDs illuminate in animated flourishes when the carâs unlocked. There are slashes in the flanks, and a wider, flatter grille than George Foremanâs family barbeque. This is an Audi you might notice, even when it isnât chasing you down a motorway at a distance measurable only with an electron microscope.

Not a moment too soon, either. Audiâs design boss, Mark Lichte, has previously admitted to Top Gear that the old Russian-doll uniform approach was fine when Audi was an underdog, but now itâs up there with BMW and Mercedes. Same again design wonât really do, because people have short attention spans. These cars need to be prouder of the numerous technovations squeezed under the finely creased skin. And the A7 has - technical term here - oodles.

64.jpg?itok=gtx5dF42

Based on the same underpinnings as the latest A8 limo and sharing much of its stunning touchscreen cockpit, the A7 has many of the same superpowers. Itâll be able to remotely park itself without you on board, and drive itself in traffic when its âlevel-threeâ autonomy comes on stream in 2018. Its on-board 48-volt electrical system also means the engine can switch off at coast, while kinetic energy is harvested as you slow down.

When it goes on sale in February 2018, however, the eyes-off-the-road self-drive abilities wonât be available, and neither will they be downloadable via over-the-air updates. Why? Because Audi bullishly tells Top Gear that âour customers arenât guinea pigsâ. Ten internet points to anyone who guesses which carmaker thatâs a thinly disguised swipe atâ¦

For the longer, more capacious A7 Sportback Mk2 (thereâs more knee and headroom inside, but the thing is almost five metres long and two metres wide as a result), Audiâs headline act isnât suspension that predicts the bumps ahead (a trick saved for new A8s), but instead, its most computerised steering system yet.

This car is ahead of its time


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

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I'm guessing $300k thereabouts when it gets here.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

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Why all Audi looks the same.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

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This car is ahead of its time

Reminds me of knight rider some 3 decades ago

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:39 PM

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The look of A7 just doesn't do it for me. What's with that line across the boot for? It makes it look like it has a pathetic tiny boot opening, when actually it's a hatchback design boot opening. They should have done it like the A5...



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:43 PM

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When I was in the market for 6-er vs. A7 couple of years back, the 6-er came up winner for its sleek looks. Considering the new 6-er is now in the form of 6 GT, I must that the the new A7 and 6GT are now comparable in exterior looks - for better of worst, it is up to you to interpret [laugh]

 

Using the G11/12 as the base, I guess the 6GT will be in the mid/high 300k which will make the new A7 low $300k? As with the current A7, there could be a 2l variant and also cheaper?



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:42 AM

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wow, i never liked Audis because of their boring long term interior and exterior, for the money or paying abit more i would always go for a bmw or mercedes but lately they are doing good stuff, aggressive lines, better head and tail lights and more technology/ really liked this one, good job



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:40 PM

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:02 PM

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I don't like the new tail lights because they don't follow the outer curve of the rear bodywork like the old ones do. Otherwise I think this new A7 is an improvement visually.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

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Yup, I second to this.

 

Audi has done an amazing job with its interior design compared to BMW & Merc who are very conservative. 

 

 

wow, i never liked Audis because of their boring long term interior and exterior, for the money or paying abit more i would always go for a bmw or mercedes but lately they are doing good stuff, aggressive lines, better head and tail lights and more technology/ really liked this one, good job

 




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