Think of the Audi A7 Sportback as a larger, more upmarket version of the low-slung five-door Audi A5 Sportback. It’s a fast, luxurious and comfortable four-seater that is similar in concept to the Mercedes CLS, in that it offers coupe-like looks in conjunction with better practicality.
Buyers can pick from a range of powerful six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, while those looking for higher-performance offerings can choose from twin-turbo V8 S7 and RS7 petrol models.
Every version comes with plenty of equipment, too, including sat-nav and LED headlights, which helps to justify the A7’s premium price. It might be far more expensive than a more conventional Audi A6, but it’s cheaper than most of its rivals, such as the Mercedes CLS and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.