Beginning in 2018, Audi finally brings the successor of the A7. And slowly but steadily, the big hatchback to strip also before our Erlkönig hunters. Visually, we recognize a significant step towards the new A8. With the Grill in XXL-width, wider but shallower lights and a continuous LED strip lighting at the rear. The new A7 will stand out visually from the A6 and more space for the passengers in row two.
Its base is a little modular surprisingly, the MLB Evo (Modular Longitudinal), which is also coming in the next A6. Nearly 100 kilos of weight should be saved. Unlike now, are likely to come in the new A7 four-cylinder. Slightly revised 2.0-litre Diesel and petrol engine with 190 and 250 HP will probably form the Basis. As the Top Diesel is a three-litre Biturbo V6 with an electric compressor, and about 350 HP to push. Whether the three-liter gasoline engine with 340 HP, and the V8 Diesel Hiking with 435 HP from the A8, the A7, is still unclear. According to rumors, Audi could do without the new A7 is complete on eight-cylinder. The solution is a set of powerful Plug-in Hybrid with a 3.0-Liter V6. In the A8 it will give this version with a 449 HP and 700 Newton meters at the beginning of 2018. Other sources claim that, at least, the range-topping RS 7 arrives with a V8. Also conceivable is the 550-HP twin-turbo from the Porsche Panamera Turbo would be. Mild-hybrid models, with 48-Volt on-Board network, the Lithium-ion battery and a starter generator, such as in the new A8 is expected to offer to Audi, however, in the new A7.
In the interior, the cockpit of the current A7 is dusted properly. Prepare on three screens with ultra-thin OLEDs, which allow different content for driver and front passenger. Like the Whole look could show Audi Prologue - a and Q8-studies, as well as (once more) the new A8. Also from the new big brother, the extensive self-driving technology package comes. First of all, on the highway, and only up to 60 km/h on the A7, when Autonomous Driving is to reach Level 3, that is to say: completely independently. So he will pull in this area include Mercedes, BMW and Tesla in the past.(sw)