2012 Audi A7

The 2012 Audi A7 combines new technology with a brand that is reliable. It comes with a great navigation system and other technologies that drivers have come accustomed to. It has a sleek design that resembles cars that are much more expensive and hard to find.

The cargo offers a lot of space for all passengers and it has a lot of positive reviews from both professionals and consumers.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $59,250.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gallons (75L) MPG: 18 city / 22 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 195.6 in. (496.9 cm) Wheel Base: 114.7 in. (241.9 cm)
Height: 55.9 in. (142 cm) Width: 84.2 in. (213.9 cm)
Curb Weight: 4210 lbs (1910 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 24.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 3.0L SuperCharged DOHC V6 Compression Ratio: 10.3: 1
Horsepower: 310 HP Max RPM: 5500-6500 RPM
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 2900-4500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic
0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)

Engine

This vehicle comes with an Audi 3.0 liter TFSI V6 engine that is all-aluminum. It is both efficient and quick, making it a car that a lot of different drivers can enjoy. The gas it takes is premium unleaded and the engine is supercharged as well.

Performance

The Audi A7 can get 18 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. It can go from 0-60 in only 5.4 seconds. The top speed it can reach is 130 miles per hour. The horsepower is 310 at 5500-6500 rpm.

Exterior

The exterior of this vehicle is equipped with a number of different features. This starts with the LED taillights and auto-dimming/heated side mirrors. The side mirrors are also power adjustable from the cabin and can store positions for certain drivers.

The windshield washer nozzles are heated to ensure the cleaner doesn't freeze in cold weather. There are also dual branch exhaust pipes on this vehicle. There are other options available and some come standard with the Premium Plus and Prestige models.

Interior

The interior of the car is technology friendly with a keyless start and light sensor. There is cruise control comes standard and iPod/iPhone integration for the audio. The steering wheel is leather wrapped to offer a luxurious feel. There are audio and Bluetooth controls integrated on the front of it for ease of access.

The shift knob is also wrapped in leather to keep up with the luxurious theme throughout the car. The front seats are both full power and heated. They also have the ability to move in 12 different ways. The instrument cluster is backlit and has brightness control for driving in all lighting conditions. The inlays of the doorsill are aluminum and there is a sunroof that comes standard.

Safety & Reliability

Air bags are located all over the vehicle to help keep all passengers safe in the event of a collision. The sensors located throughout the vehicle will determine which inflate and how much they fill up. There are rear ventilated disc brakes, a dual-circuit brake system and anti-lock brakes as well. Traction control comes standard alone with an anti-theft alarm system. Safety belts are all equipped with tensioners to ensure the proper fit.

Pros

  • Strong engine
  • Styling that is sleek and futuristic.
  • Adequate cargo space
  • Nice interior that comes standard
  • Technologies for all drivers to enjoy
  • Seats that offer comfort for both passenger and driver

Cons

  • Price can make it out of reach for some drivers.
  • Not a lot of head space in the back seats.
  • Small cup holders were also noted by drivers.

This vehicle is versatile and can fit the needs of all types of drivers. There are a lot of classic features that are integrated in with the new technology. The style is sleek, unique and something most drivers don't see that often. It's a great alternative to other luxury cars that are double or triple the price.

There are two other vehicles that have been compared to the A7, the high priced Mercedes CLS Class (MSRP $71,300; 17 city / 25 hwy) and the BMW 535i xDrive (MSRP $58,300; 19 city / 28 hwy).

Overall Rating
84 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2012 A7 is comfortable, quiet, and supremely isolated—and while headroom in back is tight, its rakish roofline doesn't affect space as much as you might think.”Car Connection

“Agile and sporty handling. A7 feels very stable while cornering, with good grip and minimal lean. Steering feels direct and appropriately weighted. Braking is exact and quick.”Consumer Guide

“The A7, based on the A6 sedan, is lower and more firmly sprung, and sacrifices some comfort for sportiness. It has sporty, coupe-like styling, but the car delivers the cargo flexibility of a hatchback. ”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“Utilizing a supercharged V6, a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission and standard quattro all-wheel drive, the 2012 Audi A7 dishes up rapid acceleration for passing, merging or just increasing one's heart rate. ”KBB

“Strong and efficient engine; distinctive styling; more cargo versatility than a regular sedan; beautiful interior; abundant electronics features; smart adjustable drive settings.”Edmunds