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2012 Audi A7

Stylish Five-Door Earns Respect Right Out Of The Box 2012 Audi A7 - Click above for high-res image gallery It's only just arrived, and the new 2012 Audi A7 reminds us of a trusted old friend. That's quite a compliment. The five-door is fresh on the scene, with gorgeously sleek sheetmetal hiding an advanced supercharged engine and all-wheel drive. Inside, there is a four-place cabin loaded with luxury and some of the industry's most innovative technology. Impressive, but that isn't what sets the Audi apart. While most original designs require time for familiarization, the A7... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.0L V6 Supercharged
Power:
310 HP / 325 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic
MSRP:
$67,430
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    Autoblog is driving the stunning new Audi A7 Sportback at its international media launch this week in Sardinia, and the scuttlebutt around the hotel bar is that a hotter performance variant, the S7, will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in the coming weeks. With garden-variety U.S. A7 five-door powered by the latest evolution of Audi's ...

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    Video: Audi A7 Sportback footage hits the information superhighway
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    Autoblog Podcast #188 - with Mike Spinelli of 0-60 magazine
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    2011 Audi A7 Sportback shows its shapely rump in Munich
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    There's a new automotive segment being born as we speak. Previewed by the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide and BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo, modern four-door sportback sedans combine the functionality of a hatchback with seating for four or five, all wrapped in a shapely, sleek package. Audi previewed its own offering at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show by ...

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    Tomorrow afternoon, Audi will formally unveil the new A7 Sportback at a museum in Munich. While that fanfare will go on as scheduled, as is so often the case nowadays, the big reveal has been undercut somewhat as leaked official images have made their way onto the web a day early. Carscoop.com has posted four shots of the A7 Sportback, giving us the first ...

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    Spy Shots: First look at Audi S7
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    Autoblog Podcast #156
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