Oh the Audi A7, such a sleek piece of fast moving steel. So classy, so elegant and so damn desirable. Whenever I’m cruising through the streets of Dubai and manage to catch a glimpse of this beautiful vehicle, I literally stop and gaze in awe for a moment, trying to comprehend what an amazing car it would be to drive. So when Audi Middle East gave us the chance to get behind the wheel of this beauty for a couple of days, how could we say no?
From the long sportback body, to the nude leather interior and striking headlights, the Audi A7 50 TSFI quattro S tronic is one luxurious car. A five-door luxury-class coupe with a unique combination of prestige, sportiness and functionality, which blends together the benefits of a saloon, a coupe and a station wagon.
On the interior Audi again gives proof of its leading role in automotive design. Even the tiniest details and the use of high-grade new materials document the craftsmanship level of care with which Audi builds its cars. The long rear hatch opens high to reveal a luggage compartment that is very easy to load and offers excellent functionality at 535-liter capacity.
The A7 offers a new level of technical intelligence with logical, self-explanatory ergonomics. The optimized MMI operating system with navigation plus and touchpad input comes standard. Among the optional equipment is the adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, that combined with the Audi pre sense safety system can reduce the severity of accidents and their consequences, the new head-up display, Audi active lane assist and the new park assist system, which relieves the driver of the chore of steering when parallel parking.
The settings of the new Audi A7 have been specially developed for the Middle East, particularly with regards to the climate conditions. The extensive standard equipment includes the four-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function for driver seat, a multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles, DVD changer and Bluetooth mobile phone interface, heat insulated windows and a sunscreen for the rear window, glass sunroof, electric boot lid and key-less go, 18 inch alloy wheels, the parking system plus with rearview camera as well as Audi pre sense basic.
Audi offers the A7 with a 300 hp 3.0 TFSI engine an S tronic transmission and the latest generation quattro permanent all-wheel drive system as a standard. Its efficiency sets new standards in the vehicle class and features a recuperation system and thermal management as a standard.
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