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Old 11-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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Spy shots of the A7, Audiís upcoming low-roofline sedan, continue to surface. The A7 is likely to be based on the next-generation A6 architecture, which itself will be a lengthened and modified version of the current A4/A5 platform. Judging from the name, the four-seat A7 should slot into the Audi lineup above the A6 and below the A8 and will likely occupy the $50,000-to-$70,000 price range. The grainy new snaps seen here clearly show the A7ís bulbous rear end, which hides a hatchback configuration, a body style that resembles the recently revealedóand not beautifulóPorsche Panamera.



In the U.S. weíre expecting that base A7s will be powered by the A6ís recently introduced 300-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6; V-8 engines are almost a certainty but we donít yet know if the V-8 will be the A6ís direct-injection 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 or the R8ís 420-hp, 4.2-liter V-8. Transmission choices will be a six-speed automatic, a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual, and an eight-speed automatic that will likely be reserved for the V-8 model.



After the launch of the regular-grade models, the sportier and more powerful S7 will debut, powered by the S6ís 5.2-liter V-10 with upwards of 435 hp under the hood. An ultra-powerful RS7 is a possibility, although it, like the current RS6 sedan and wagon, may be deemed too expensive and too niche-y for the North American market.



Audi usually shows a thinly disguised concept version before showing the final production car, and we expect such a concept of the A7 to debut in early 2009 at the Detroit auto show, with the production version appearing perhaps as early as the Geneva auto show in the spring.


http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/..._audi_a7_spied






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Old 11-26-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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This is going to be a bad trend in styling...
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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looks like somebody is copying the mercedes cls550
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:12 PM   #4
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looks like somebody is copying the mercedes cls550
I think the CLS is beautiful, but I'm not seeing it with the Audi and I'm a big fan of nearly every Audi. I guess it's not much of a pic, so I'll wait to pass final judgement.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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[sarcasm] You know what Audi needs? Another really big sedan. [/sarcasm]
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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could someone photoshop one of those circle windows into the rear pillar for me.
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wtf is that thing?
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:58 AM   #8
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Yeah...that's pretty gross...



Where have I seen that sort of shape before?



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