2017 Audi A7 Redesign, Specifications and Price

The 2017 Audi A7 is rumored to have significant changes in term of its design compared to the previous models. Under the new command of design chief on board, Marc Lichte, Audi attempts to answer the critics about their products’ design similarity across their lineup. Brace your self, this new A7 will be a lot more stylish.

2017 Audi A7 Black

Exterior

It’ll apparently infuse various styling bits from the Prologue concept first displayed at LA in November. As we previously reported, this concept actually serves as the design inspiration for many upcoming Audis, including the new A6 and A8. However, the new A7 will be the most radical looking of the three. What’s more, this trio will feature a greater visual distinction from the rest of the future Audi lineup. Expect to see the new A7 debut about a year or so from now.

2017 Audi A7 Blue in Motion

Interior

If the aforementioned Audi Prologue Concept is anything to go by, the interior of the next Audi A7 will be a lot more austere from a design perspective, with the exterior horizontal lines being incorporated inside as well, to visually “stretch the length of the dashboard” and create more pronounced sense of space. It is not yet clear if the driver-oriented center console will be making a return.

The Audi MMI controller may be replaced by a number of integrated touchscreen displays which will be home to most of the controls, while the tablet-like center display screen will disappear completely, as it did on the 2015 Audi TT Audi TT . Of course, it will not be removed entirely from the car, as it will actually replace the current instrument panel behind the steering wheel. On top of that, natural leather should be abundant on just about every surface, while aluminum will be making a strong comeback as subtle inserts here and there to symbolize the Audi aluminum spaceframe technology.

2017 Audi A7 Cabin and Dashboard

Powertrain

2017 Audi A7 is quite possible to be designed with triple-charged high-performance diesel drivetrain that is based on the Audi RS5 TDI concept. With this powerplant, the car has great combination with twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine and electric supercharger unit to produce about 385 horsepower and also 553 pound-feet of torque. For the plug-in hybrid variant, it is expected to be offered but we need to wait the official confirmation.

2017 Audi A7 White Rear Side

2017 Audi A7 Release Date and Price

The 2017 Audi A7 will face a though competition such as Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The next-generation A7 is all about cosmetic changes, so expect its pricing to be pretty much the same as the first generation model. It will cost around $65,000 for the base model. Release date information is pretty scarce at the time of writing, but we expect that it will be introduced sometime in 2016.

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