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2011 Audi A7 Spied - Click above for high-res image gallery

The intrepid spy shooters at KGP have caught the 2011 Audi A7 uncovered in a testing lab in Germany ahead of its official reveal next year, and the sleek, low-slung saloon/coupe hasn't lost much of its flavor in the transition from showcar to production.

Although the shots don't give us a clear view of the front fascia, the headlamps and front clip have obviously been toned down from its conceptual predecessor shown earlier this year the Detroit Auto Show. However, its sloping roofline and well-integrated hatch would appear to prove that at least one automaker can create a five-door hatch that's simultaneously attractive and functional.

If our tea leaf-reading is accurate, we'd expect to see the A7 make its production debut either in Detroit this January or at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Powertrain options should include everything from Audi's turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four to the S4's supercharged six, along with a V8 option further down the line. And if the BMW 5 Series GranTurismo proves to be a hit in the States, we won't be at all surprised if Audi follows suit and by offering the A7 in North America.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      "And if the BMW 5 Series GranTurismo proves to be a hit in the States, we won't be at all surprised if Audi follows suit and by offering the A7 in North America."

      I'm confused on this statement when months back Audi announced the reason they weren't bringing the A5 Sportback stateside because of the A7. Since the A7 slots in between the A6/A8 like the CLS does with the E/S Class for Mercedes, it makes sense to have a direct competitor--although they could default to the CC or uber-luxo Panamera, but they'd definitely lose market share.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the way the A7 is looking. Hopefully it won’t have too many changes by the time it hits production
      http://www.ownusedcars.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      im calling photochop. that rear end shot doesn't look right
        • 5 Years Ago
        wow, you're right... I hope its just a bad picture, because regardless, it looks sexy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks to me like a slightly longer wheelbase S5 sportback. but i suppose thats what it's supposed to be.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am i the only one the thinks it looks like a Ford Fusion from this angle?

      http://image.motortrend.com/f/13084640/112_0812_06z+2010_ford_fusion+side_view.jpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the way it looks. Will this come to the US (given that the A5 Sportback won't be)?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have to confess... I have a soft spot for frameless doors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is the front of an expensive car looking same as the front of a cheap A4? That's what i call sympathy from the Audi's part, now the poorer people won't be sad for not having enough money for more expensive car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the way the A7 is looking. Hopefully it won't have too many changes by the time it hits production.

      - Louis J. @ http://www.providagroup.com
        • 5 Years Ago
        agreed, a bit more nuvolari in the front end. i like. pity the poor poor 550i GT owners. Slower, duller, uglier, heavier. BMW's just making audi's job so much easier.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that other car the next generation A6 Allroad?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's the current-gen A4 Allroad for Europe and else where
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am digging that car, I wonder whats up with it slammed to the ground like that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      only way i would have known that this is not the A5 sportback is the headlight.
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