New Audi A7 will be built on the lighter second-generation MLB platform; expected to be powered by 2.0L and 3.0L engines
The next generation Audi A7 sedan has been digitally rendered by Autobild based on the spy pictures released recently on the internet. Carrying loads of worldwide significance for the German luxury manufacturer in the emerging as well as developed markets, the new generation A7 is expected to make first public appearance during the later half of next year.
It will compete against some of the fiercest competitors in its segment including BMW 6-Series, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Tesla Model S and the likes. Without further ado, let us not wait until next year to get the first glimpses of how the new A7 will look like and see what we can perceive from the rendering which depends on the final production version.
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Audi graced the Auto Expo 2016 earlier in February with the Prologue concept. It showcased the futuristic design language the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer will adapt in its future vehicles. It had similar proportions to the Mercedes S-Class and the two-door luxury coupe has been said to give birth to flagship models.
The concept, debuted at the 2014 LA Motor Show, has been predicted to have influence on the Audi A7’s design. It boasts new set of LED tail lamps, newly designed bumpers up front and rear, wider single-frame hexagonal grille and sharper headlamps. The styling will be an evolution rather than a revolution as the overall stance is nothing but a sleeker yet elegant profile.
The next generation Audi A7 will sit on the new MLB architecture and it seems to provide enough room for the occupants and driver cockpit area. It is rumoured to have wider track, shorter overhangs for sporty low-slung profile and longer wheelbase. Compared to the existing Audi A7, the new-gen model will have significantly reduced weight to offer better driving characteristics.
The powertrain lineup will be entirely new or the existing portfolio will be well-tuned to offer better performance. The entry-level variants could get a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine while 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel mills are expected to be offered coupled with seven-speed S-Tronic transmission with Quattro AWD system.