• Jun 20, 2008
We recently gave you details and showed you spy shots of Audi's forthcoming A7 four-door "coupe". Not much could be gleaned from the photos though, with the car looking much more like a sport camel than a sport sedan. A year ago, CAR magazine was passing out renderings of the A7 based on information it was getting from insiders. Their images were of an impossibly sleek -- and quite good looking -- stealthmobile that substituted a huge hatch for a trunk. Auto Express has new renderings of the car, and it maintains all the spirit of the CAR originals. It's still red and impossibly sleek, with a reptilian, evil eye front end treatment that says "Yeah, I'm lookin' at you..." We've been examining the wheel wells on the spy shots to see if they could really fit wheels as big as those on the rendering -- and we can't say for sure either way. If the 600-hp RS7 variant comes on feet that big, it'll be a serious looking car indeed. However, unless that rear end is hiding a hatch, you won't able to fit anything in the trunk except two-by-fours.

[Source: Auto Express via German Car Blog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ive already seen these shots in Autoweek. Is this some sort of weird deja vu.

      Anywho, I think this design is bland and the grill looks like crap. The CLS has this beat in the style department.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Is it just me or does that car look like the new Lancer Evo with the grill upside down.

        Just a thought
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks more like the cs concept from certain angles...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw this car last Sunday. I wrote my findings into Autoblog, but since I didn't get a chance to take photos they didn't post it.

      Audi had an A7 Sedan and Wagon out for an official photo/commercial shoot in the Colorado National Monument when I drove up there for some hiking last sunday. The wagon had the exact same cammo sheet with the holes in it, and the sedan was up for it's photo session when we drove by. There were three people holding sheets and cardboard up against the car to mask it's front end and badging so we couldn't see it. I knew immediately that it was an Audi.

      Funny thing was, I told my uncle that was riding shotgun that it was the new Audi A7. So when we drove by the photographer he yelled:

      "Nice Audi!"

      The photographer just gave him a dirty look. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        A7 wagon??!? even though they will euphemism SportBack, i don't think it will have a positive effect on the image of a7. After all, however the term is ridiculous in many ways, A7 is supposed to be a 4 dour coupe, not a utility car (wagon). why would anyone buy a7 wagon instead of a6 wagon
        • 6 Years Ago
        Did it look like those photochops?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope they get a new color!