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2012 Audi A7 - Review

 

2012
logo OVERALL RATING 9
out of 10
The 2012 Audi A7 is one of several curvier, more exciting luxury fastbacks. But while the BMW 5-Series GranTurismo and Acura ZDX both put on a brawny, taller guise and the Mercedes CLS continues to only tease (it has a sedan's trunklid and deck), the A7 is all car and all hatchback—making the base Porsche Panamera its closest rival.

Altogether, we give the new A7 a 9 out of 10 at MotorAuthority, because of its handsome good looks, superb seats, and class-leading tech features; driving enthusiasts might only wish for more steering feel.

The sole powertrain in the 2012 A7 is a supercharged V-6, dubbed TFSI 3.0, with an eight-speed automatic and quattro all-wheel drive. The engine makes 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, but even more important is its torque curve. You don't need to wait for revs to climb to feel its kick. Ease in with your right foot and the A7 simply wafts up to speed, much like a diesel or a V-8.

Those who enjoy to drive rapidly will find that the A7 is a...

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UPDATE2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Audi A7

The 2012 Audi A7 is a fine mash-up of luxury sedan and hatchback, with style few have managed to match in the segment. Combining practicality with performance and style with luxury, it's a nominee for our 2012 Best Car To Buy award. Read Update

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