2019 Brings Exciting Changes to the Audi A7 Sportback

It takes just a quick glance to realize that the Audi A7 is a truly special car, with individual style, energetic performance, and an undeniable “cool” factor. Its distinctive fastback design—Audi calls it a “Sportback”—evokes excitement, with a swooping aesthetic and clean lines that flow slightly downhill from back to front. It carries the demeanor of a formidable sports car, but with Audi’s unique penchant for luxury, it wouldn’t be out of place in an executive parking space either.

Ten years after its initial unveiling, the A7 enters its second generation, completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. With the redesign, Audi has introduced several notable changes for the A7. Here are some of the most intriguing:

  • A New Powertrain: Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel drive is standard, as usual, but the power plant is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 335 horsepower and boosts torque output to 369 pound-feet. Combined with a curb weight of 4332 pounds, the A7 rockets from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. But, what’s most interesting is the new “mild-hybrid” system which adds a 16-horsepower electric motor that give a slight boost to fuel economy and allows for a more efficient stop/start system.

  • New Touchscreen Controls: And we’re not just talking about the typical media display. The infotainment system is an 8.8-inch touchscreen (upgradeable to 10.1 inches) with standard navigation and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Below that is another 8.6-inch lower display which controls things like climate and comfort settings, and lets you add shortcuts for everything from radio stations to frequent navigation destinations.

  • A Little More Space: The previous generation had seating for four. The new model adds a fifth seat which, though small, could be useful in a pinch. The roof is a little taller, increasing headroom for rear-seat passengers, and the hatchback cargo area has also increased in size.

Interested in the new Audi A7? Come see it in all its refreshed glory at Audi West County in Ellisville. We’d be happy to give you a tour.

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