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.
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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
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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:
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…
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