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Audi A7 Sportback - Pretty Persuasion

Oct 8, 2010

A brand-new Audi model is cause for celebration and this one carries on the company's recent tradition of making everything else on the road look awkward and/or ancient. Here is the A7 Sportback and, as its number suggests, it's meant to span the difference between the mid-size A6 and the large flagship V8. But there's a twist in the tail: the tail.

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Instead of a trunk, there's a hatch. Normally, hatchbacks tend to occupy the lower reaches of cardom, like Golfs, A3s, and so on. But there is a precedent in the Porsche Panamera, which the A7 now follows. So there's beauty and practicality, nearly 50 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

2015 Audi A7
$65,900 Base Model (MSRP) 18/28 MPG Fuel Economy

Hardware-wise, not much has been revealed so far beyond a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine, but the European market will get a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. And there will naturally be a version with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system. The suspension is adjustable between sport and comfort settings, and the steering has electrical assistance.

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation of whether the A7 will come to the States. Americans tend to be more dismissive of hatchbacks than most. But not to bring something this sweet and upscale over here seems crazy. It goes on sale in Europe in the fall, starting at 51,600 euros, which is just over $67,000. Pretty things rarely come cheap.

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