Thursday, July 29, 2010

2011 Audi A7 Will Be In Europe This Fall & U.S. 2nd Quarter 2011

The 2011 Audi A7 is a five-door coupe that blends the features of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon. There are four V6 engines, two gasoline and two TDI units, including the 204 horsepower 3.0 TDI and Audi offers two different transmissions depending on the engines. The continuous multitronic sends the power to the front wheels, while the seven-speed S tronic works together with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The A7 will have similar features to the new A8 where the driver can use a touchpad to perform numerous functions, such as using his or her finger to write the letters of the destination or the digits of the telephone number. The Audi A7 is 16.31 feet long compared to the new A8 which is 16.85 feet long. The A7 will be rolling into European dealerships in the Fall and into the U.S. in the 2nd quarter of next year. Audi's new flagship A8 will be in U.S. dealer showrooms in late November. U.S. pricing will come closer to launch but expect both models to be on either side of $80,000 depending on equipment and currency exchange rates.