2019 Audi A7: Everything We Know about the Next-Gen design
will be the Audi A7 an icon? in which may be going a bit too far, however the sleek, rebodied variation of the A6 sedan proves in which a four-door car can be a thing of extraordinary beauty. As such, This particular will be difficult to redesign. “This particular’s not an easy task,” Audi chief designer Marc Lichte has told us.
Yet, judging coming from what we’ve seen so far, Lichte’s team has succeeded in creating a visually successful sequel to the original design, which was at its most stunning after its mid-cycle facelift. The next-generation car features a wide brand-new signature grille, first shown in 2014 on the Prologue concept, while the daylight opening—also known as the DLO, which will be what designers call the outline of the side windows—remains close to in which of the current design, as well as the taillamps have become wide as well as slim.
Inside, there are many additional elements inspired by the Prologue concept, however Lichte told us the Indoor will be “even more futuristic.” Forward-looking elements will include swiping functions for the screen as well as several thin-film-transistor (TFT) displays in which may use OLED technology. The available suite of assistance systems will include a function to summon the auto coming from, say, a tight garage space, a parlor trick in which will be wildly well-known among Tesla devotees.
The brand-new A7, slated for an unveiling in late 2017 as well as a market appearance in 2018 (likely as a 2019 design) will be built on Audi’s MLB Evo platform, an architecture in which will be said to save as much as 0 pounds coming from the architecture This particular replaces while supporting a wide range of telematics, infotainment, as well as driving-assistance technologies. This particular also underpins the A5, A6, Q5, as well as Q7 as well as the next-generation A8 (which will precede the A7 to market).
Under the hood, the A7 will adhere to the downsizing trend. The entry-level engines, at least in Europe, will be turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinders of the gasoline as well as diesel variety; above in which, Audi will offer its 3.0-liter V-6 in various power levels as well as with both fuels. While the ongoing TDI cheating scandal likely will mean no six-cylinder diesels for the United States—too bad, since some will make as much as 400 horsepower—we will get a range of forced-induction V-6 gasoline engines from the A7 as well as its S7 as well as RS7 performance variants.
We hear the current V-8 engines likely will be history, although they could certainly be fitted if the market speaks loudly enough. All U.S.-bound designs will come with Quattro all-wheel drive as well as an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. Expect to see a plug-in hybrid, too, although This particular’s not yet clear if in which one will reach the United States. So far, Audi’s hybrids have performed woefully on these shores (just 18 Q5 hybrids were sold This particular year through September, for example).
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The A7 will continue to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class as well as the BMW 6-series Gran Coupe. All three were developed under the same brief: to be a beautiful derivative of higher-volume executive sedans. Perhaps after another generation or two, the Audi may even be considered an icon.