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For The Audi A7 is a great-looking and beautifully built car. It’s superb at devouring motorway miles thanks to its stunning high-speed composure and impressive refinement. Use of aluminium in the body keeps weight, and fuel consumption, down.

Against In spite of the Sportback tag, it’s not especially sporty to drive because the steering is too wishy-washy. The coupé-like roofline limits the space in the boot. Much of the fantastic high-tech equipment is optional.

Audi A7 Sportback
44 5stars

The Audi A7 Sportback is a super-stylish executive hatch that’s a tech-lover’s dream. It's also economical, and the good looks extend to the beautifully made and well equipped cabin.

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There are 17 Audi A7 versions available

Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 5dr £41,175
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 SE 5dr £44,765
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE 5dr £46,445
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 S line 5dr £46,555
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line 5dr £48,235
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 245 SE quattro 5dr £49,015
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE 5dr £49,120
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 5dr £50,585
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 245 S line quattro 5dr £50,805
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro S line 5dr £50,910
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE 5dr £52,660
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 5dr £53,155
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Black Edi 5dr £53,260
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line 5dr £54,450
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 5dr £56,800
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 4.0 TFSI 420 S7 5dr £62,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Sportback 4.0 TFSI RS7 5dr £83,515
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The pick of the A7 range is the lowest-powered diesel, because it strikes the best balance between performance and economy.

You get lots of equipment with an SE model, so that's what we'd go for. S line versions get snazzier trim, larger wheels and lower, firmer suspension, although they aren't as comfortable as SE models. The optional adaptive suspension is worth having if you can afford the cost; it controls body movements well and makes the high-speed ride pretty smooth in its softest setting.

Finally, don’t take no for an answer when it comes to discounts - there are some big savings to be made on most versions.

Reader test team says:

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE 5dr

I kind of mirror the first reviewer in that we went looking for one Audi but then saw an A7 in the showroom & the rest was history. That other car was…

Tony Ellis

5 out of 5 stars

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI 204 S line 5dr

I have owned this car from new in April 2012 - covered 9,900 miles. I initially went into the local Audi dealer to try a new A6. However they had an…

Terry Gill

5 out of 5 stars

Audi A7 Sportback 2.8 FSI SE 5dr

While I have not driven or ridden in one. I went to a dealer to sit in one [I do not drive] and was disappointed in that despite the additional length…

Alasdair Adam

1 out of 5 stars
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