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For The Audi A7 feels beautifully built and is pretty practical for an executive car. It also devours motorway miles easily, thanks to its impressive high-speed composure and refinement.

Against In spite of the Sportback tag, it’s not very sporty to drive because the steering is too wishy-washy. The coupé-like roofline makes for a shallow boot, and much of the desirable high-tech equipment is optional.

Audi A7 Sportback
44 5stars

The Audi A7 Sportback is a lavish-feeling executive hatchback that is also economical, wonderfully made and well equipped.

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There are 12 Audi A7 versions available

Sportback 3.0 TDI 218 Ultra SE Executive 5dr £45,875
What Car? says:5 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 218 quattro SE Executi 5dr £47,630
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 218 Ultra S line 5dr £48,665
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 272 quattro SE Executi 5dr £50,215
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 218 quattro S line 5dr £50,425
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 218 quattro Black Edit 5dr £52,775
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S line 5dr £53,000
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 272 quattro S line 5dr £53,005
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TFSI 333 quattro Black Edi 5dr £55,350
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 TDI 272 quattro Black Edit 5dr £55,355
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro S line 5dr £56,575
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Sportback 3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro Black Ed 5dr £58,925
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The pick of the A7 Sportback range is the 3.0 V6 Ultra diesel; it’s refined and feels more than potent enough to fill the role of posh, effortless executive transport. It’s also the best value. Don’t be put off by the prospect of front-wheel drive, either; the Ultra has more than enough traction for all but exceptionally slippery conditions.

You get lots of equipment on entry-level SE Executive models, so that's what we'd go for. S line versions add snazzier trim, larger wheels and lower, firmer suspension, but they aren't as comfortable.

The optional adaptive air suspension is worth having; 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 TDI 204 SE 5dr

I've only had this car 3 weeks but overall it's great with one (major) flaw. The cabin is fantastic: quality is fabulous and standard equipment (even…

Sean Fox

4 out of 5 stars

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI 245 S line quattro 5dr

I have owned my A7 for 2 weeks and really very pleased with. Previous to this I owned 2 A6 Avants and was upgrading from 3.0 TDI S-Tronic. The point…

Stephen Norris

5 out of 5 stars

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
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