The second-generation Audi A7 is here! Audi has taken the wraps off the 2019 Audi A7, which debuts with Audi’s new sleeker design language that debuted with the Prologue concept and new Audi A8. The shape is similar, but the A7’s design now features sharper edges and more lines to give it a more expressive look.
The front of the 2019 Audi A7 is dominated by the Singleframe grille that is wider and lower than that of the Audi A8. The A7’s face also features narrow headlights that are available in three versions with the top version featuring HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light. The 2019 A7 measures 196.6 inches long, which is a 0.6 inch increase from its predecessor. The 2019 A7 retains the low slung look of the original, since it’s only 55.9 inches tall. As you move to the back, the rear is dominated by full-width taillights that feature 13 individual strips of LEDs. There’s also a retractable rear spoiler that automatically raises at speeds over 75 mph.
Inside the 2019 A7’s interior features lots of horizontal lines, but the overall look is cleaner to give the interior a feeling of airy spaciousness. According to Audi, the 2019 A7’s interior has four key values: progressiveness, sportiness, intuitiveness and sophistication. At the center a 10.1-inch upper display is tilted toward the driver and below that there’s another 8.6-inch touchscreen that controls functions, like the climate control. In front of the driver there’s also the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster. There are several options for the interior, like massaging seats, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and a panoramic sunroof.
If technology is your thing, the 2019 Audi A7 will offer some cool new features, like the Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot that can automatically park the car, even if the driver isn’t in the car.
The first version of the 2019 Audi A7 will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that generates 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque. In Europe the model will be badged the 55 TFSI, but Audi says that its new naming convention isn’t coming to the U.S. The V6 also uses a mild-hybrid 48-volt system, which allows the A7 to coast at speeds from 34.2 – 99.4 mph. With the 3.0L V6, the 2019 A7 will reach 62 mph in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
The 2019 Audi A7 will go on sale in February 2018 and it should arrive in the U.S. by the end of 2018 or early 2019.