2012 Audi A7 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Now, The 2012 Audi A7 ranks 5 out of 15 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 14 published reviews and test drives of the Audi A7, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. Test drivers love the 2012 Audi A7’s performance, attractive exterior and stunning interior. Still, the A7 falters with steering and brake feel that some reviewers don’t like.
The 2012 Audi A7’s sleek, sexy design makes it unique among luxury large cars. Reviewers are floored by the A7’s combination of beauty, technology, power and refinement, but some note that the Audi A7 is not the most affordable car in its class. Still, the A7 earns top honors from the automotive press. Automobile Magazine writes, “Mesmerizing to look at and seductive to drive, the Audi A7 is a car to aspire to and an entirely worthy Automobile of the Year.”
Audi presents new car and new car was named the Audi A7 2012. Mengingatkankan we are on a trusted old friend. That’s pretty pujian.Dengan 5 door, with a beautiful design and sleek, and with a supercharged engine making advanced sheetmetal and all-wheel drive. Inside, there are four places laden with luxury cabin and some of the industry’s most innovative technologies. Impressive, but that’s not what sets the Audi apart.
The A7 sports the typical Audi fascia, but it’s lower and wider, evoking the sleek A5 coupe rather than the redesigned A6 sedan upon which it is based. The roof line is radically sloped, and in that sense it follows the trend set by other so-called “four-door coupes” such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS. But for the A7, Audi keeps the slope going almost to the rear bumper, creating a silhouette similar to that of the Porsche Panamera. The A7’s styling is unusual for sure, but it quickly grew on us once we saw it in person.
2012 Audi A7 Price :
2012 Audi A7 Price. – For the price of the basic Audi A7 3.0 TFSI in 2012 was $ 59,250. This price exceeds the base price of the BMW 535i xDrive Gran Turismo ($ 58.800) but significantly less than the entry-level all-wheel-drive Porsche Panamera four ($ 78.900), and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Our test car came configured with Moonlight Blue metallic paint ($ 475) in black leather upholstery. The main options include Prestige package ($ 6,330), which adds the S-line exterior, navigation, Audi Connect, a four zone climate control, Bose audio upgrade, adaptive headlights, smart buttons, parking sensors and much more. Audi Side Assist ($ 500) and destination ($ 875) brings our bottom line to $ 67,430. Price in accordance with both the BMW 5 Series GT is equipped with both, but we all know nothing is touching the Porsche Panamera for less than $ 85,000.
2012 Audi A7 Interior :
2012 Audi A7 Interior. – AUDI interior on this The cabin of the A7 features more electronic goodies than a Best Buy Memorial Day sale. In addition to the Multi-Media Interface (MMI) with hideaway 6.5-inch screen high on the dashboard, there is a smaller five inch multi function display between the tachometer and speedometer. Onboard entertainment includes standard SIRIUS Satellite Radio (with a three month free subscription), single in dash CD and the Audi music interface offering iPod, USB and AUX inputs. Our Bose upgrade (a Bang & Olufsen Advanced system is available too) was bundled with surround sound and HD Radio – Bluetooth phone connectivity is also standard.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, adjustable drive settings, automatic bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers, heated windshield washers, heated and auto dimming mirrors, a sunroof, cruise control, three-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power seats with four way lumbar adjustment, driver memory functions, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the Audi MMI system, Bluetooth, and a 14-speaker Bose sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an iPod audio interface.
Stepping up to the Premium Plus adds 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a navigation system, an enhanced version of MMI, voice controls, a six CD changer and HD radio. The Prestige gets adaptive headlights with washers, S line exterior trim, keyless ignition/entry, four-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and an upgraded Bose surround-sound audio system.
2012 Audi A7 Exterior :
2012 Audi A7 Exterior. - Three-zone climate control is standard, but our A7 arrived with a four-zone upgrade and front seat ventilation (heated front seats are standard) keeping us cool and comfortable whether sitting behind the thick four-spoke leather steering wheel or in the front passenger seat. Audi’s five-door does not stake claim to the roomiest occupant compartment, but our six-foot two-inch frame found the front seats very accommodating, even though we would have welcomed a bit more side bolster. The rear seats, on the other hand, were a bit less accommodating than the fronts thanks to limited head and toe room, but most adults will find them above average for most trips. Behind the rear seats is a generous luggage area hidden by a two piece cover.
These trims can also be equipped with the Driver Assistance package, which includes adaptive cruise control, a front collision warning system and the Side Assist package. The Prestige can be optioned with the Innovation package, which is essentially the Driver Assistance pack with an infrared night vision display and a head-up display. Stand alone options on the Prestige include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system.
2012 Audi A7 Engine :
2012 Audi A7 Engine. – According to Audi, the A7 3.0T will hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph (the European models are limited to 155 mph). The five door is hardly a lightweight. In fact, its curb weight is listed at 4,210 pounds despite the fact the hood, roof, fenders and tailgate are aluminum, yet those strong acceleration figures demonstrate the near perfect marriage between the powerplant, transmission and driveline. And if frugality is your thing, the EPA rates the vehicle at 18 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined impressive numbers for a sedan with this mass (our real world fuel economy aligned perfectly with those figures). In real world driving around the busy LA Basin, the cabin of the A7 is whisper silent.
The gearbox sends power to all four wheels, thanks to Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. Under normal conditions, Quattro will send 60 percent of power to the rear wheels and 40 percent to the front. However, if the A7 loses traction, the system will redistribute power to improve grip. Audi says that the A7 can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, which is 0.8 seconds quicker than the BMW 535i Gran Turismo that many reviewers compare it with. Despite the speed advantage, the A7 delivers comparable fuel economy. The EPA reports that the 2012 Audi A7 gets 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The BMW 535i GT, by comparison, gets 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Test drivers rave about the 2012 Audi A7’s road-holding ability and standard Quattro all-wheel drive. Most agree that the car drives much smaller than it actually is, although a few critics take issue with the A7’s steering, saying that it feels a little off. MMI equipped Premium Plus and Prestige models allow the driver to select Comfort or Dynamic modes, which alter steering and throttle feel for relaxed or spirited driving. A third mode, Automatic, allows the A7 to adjust these settings based on conditions and driver input. Source: usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, edmunds.com.