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Large car with a stylish four-door coupe Are not the last innovation. such as the 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora, which failed to lure car buyers.
more buyers fall into the Mercedes to launch a “four door coupe” segment with a 2006 CLS. Although sales have long been reduced to the level of exotic cars, back when the CLS is still only about 2,000 of them left a lot of agents every month. It’s pretty obvious motivation is provided for other manufacturers to offer their own “four-door coupe.” Volkswagen does not deviate much from the original with its CC. Audi, on the other hand, have taken very different approaches to the new 2012 Audi A7.
For starters, Audi seems to be aware that if you are going to sweep the roof almost in the rear of the car, which could also make a rear window. The U.S. market has rejected the back windows of great luxury in the past, the Rover 3500, Sterling based Acura 827, and Merkur Scorpio come to mind, but tastes have expanded in subsequent decades. The Porsche Panamera has its critics, of course, but the hatchback car setup is not really played a role in their criticism. And the BMW 5 Series GT? Their aesthetic deficiencies also extend beyond the door of large proportions of the car.
If people were 2012 Audi A7 resource specialists a fantastic car, would be little reason to hatch. Unfortunately, while elegant exterior bottom of the A7 is far more attractive than the Porsche or BMW, is a conservative design is unlikely to inspire double take swoopier how did the CLS, the event is still six years. In an attempt to “coupe Ness”, A7 of the side windows are frameless and the roof line is one inch shorter than the closely related 2012 Audi A6 sedan (and almost half a meter lower than the GT 5 -Series) lately. Audi design language, focusing on the strong horizontal line, the most balanced proportions A7 fits much better than the A8 sedan does. A double fold along the shoulder of the car often gives the illusion of a pinstripe. general appearance does not inspire passion, but it shines technical perfection. This car was no different to Germany.
Interior Audi A7 also taste good without making a strong design statement. Unlike the first generation CLS, all this seems inspired by a classic Jaguar or a wooden boat. Conspicuous in its absence: the instrument and door panels lined up. The typical Audi door handle, hard plastic. The biggest risk in the options: cut the car to ashes test and have completed a minimum of rough can really feel. Polished wood available to them.
An advantage of the intelligent design: While not a substitute for GT BMW limousine is no room for passengers almost as much in the Audi A6 and A7 in the suit. So, four adults fit comfortably. The front seat is quite firm and supported, but less pampering than some luxury cars. For a family of five members of this car will not work.
Cargo area is limited by the low tail of the car, but extends to the front, especially when the second row folded. After removing anything that could easily fit bikes with front wheels removed (and probably will fit together as a loaded wheel in the opposite direction). Some of the Audi A7 toys to impress, others less. More interesting when the cars are designed around this standard LED lights. 1300-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system sound so clear and so obvious, even at high volumes, the price of $ 5,900 seems almost justified. My parents say, is much higher than the Mark Levinson system in the Lexus LS 460. Navigation system with an Internet connection to use Google Maps to display satellite images. MMI system with a command, a half-dozen or so buttons and a touchpad that recognizes letters written by the finger, it is usually easier to operate on the fly, but the programming could be easier navigation. The screen for the optional night vision system is located between the speedometer and tachometer, is too low to continue to see. Blind spot warning system seems designed to show whether a vehicle overtaking from behind. Adaptive cruise control works better than the previous system, is still worth the stop-and-go traffic. Although the concept of A7 and the design seems a logical step for the panoramic sunroof, roof terrace is a standard size unit.
Officially, coupled with the factory Audi S4 has a 23 horsepower, but the A7 engine feels stronger than its capacity. Six characters are quiet, subtle is better suited to A7 and A6 that car, sporty small. There is no sense of dynamics and not the compressor noise, just awesome V8-style couples (325 pound-feet peaks begin 2900-4500 rpm). Audi A7 ZF eight-speed automatic is shared by many other luxury cars (and soon a number of Chrysler) has an excellent record levels soon, relaxed highway cruising, and everything else. Europe has a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automated manual transmission in place. Audi’s sophisticated enough to assess the U.S. luxury car transfer service?
The powertrain 3.0T / auto fuel economy achieved a very good from 4200-pound wheel drive is a powerful, onboard computers in general, confirmed the 18 city / 28 hwy EPA ratings. When equipped with the optional sports suspension (which lowers the car 04 inches) and 20-inch high performance tires from Yokohama, Audi A7 handling as sporty as it looks. As a highly competent, and more direct than the usual luxury cars, but behind the pull. In any case, the management company as speed. Better feedback in a small Audi. With the sport suspension, at least, a strong rise of the Audi A7, with occasional bumps, but far from punishing. Although the interior Audi A7 certainly not high, much higher than the cars. Hatchback configuration could also contribute. But the conclusion is that Audi has a tendency to suffer from road noise more than luxury cars, and this remains the last case.
Prices start at $ 60,125, $ 80,000 and tops because of all the boxes are checked (the car has no evidence heated rear seats only). In 2012 the redesigned Mercedes-Benz CLS550 4MATIC lists for about $ 12,000 more. True Delta Car comparison tool shows that nearly half of the gap can be explained by the additional features of the Mercedes, as a download adaptation, advanced air suspension, a high security technology features and a wider leather seats. Then there is the problem is far bigger driver of the Benz. In the end, the 2012 Audi A7 reach a middle ground between Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 5-Series GT, both in appearance and functionality. So buyers priority release features or auto buy for emotional reasons ultimately almost entirely to the steering wheel more than the Audi. But the idea of ??a “four-door coupe,” shows the desire for functionality and style four-door coupe in the same car.