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2020 Audi A7 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 29, 2019


The Audi A7 is a thing of beauty, whether it's the exteriors or the interiors. This car is well-equipped with all the latest technology which makes it one of the best cars in the segment and trades blow for blow with the opponents. Every aspect of this Audi, from design to performance is well thought of. The Audi A7 is a car that is the perfect amalgamation of style and performance. Simple straight lines under the shoulder line and the swooping roofline that terminates at the tip of the boot makes this car aesthetically pleasing. 

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Pros

Smooth and strong V6 engine

Elegant exterior designing

Spacious and premium interiors

Cons

Firm ride quality

Sloping roofline restricts the headroom for tall passengers

What's New?

More powerful engine that churns out 340 hp

Packages available in seperate trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$68000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

131 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

369 lbs.-ft @ 1370 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

MLB - evo

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

65/64.4

dimensions

wheelbase

115.2 in.

length

195.6 in.

width

75.1 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

4332 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

cargo volume

24.9 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

9.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited



Styles

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Avalon green metalic

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.3

Interior

7.5

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Audi A7 Premium

Premium

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$68,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) Starting at $68,000 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

 2020 Audi A7 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$72,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) Starting at $72,400 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

 2020 Audi A7 Prestige

Prestige

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$76,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) Starting at $76,300 MSRP (22/25/29) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.3

Overall Rating


The 2020 Audi A7 offers a mesmerizing design, not just on the outside but on the inside too. This car is loaded with all the features and luxury to give the competition a run for their money. The turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI motor along with the famous Quattro makes this car very capable, both on the city roads or for an enthusiastic drive through the country roads. Let's inspect this car in detail and see if this is the car to spend your money on. Shall we?

2020 Audi A7 Front View
2020 Audi A7 Angular Front View
2020 Audi A7 Rear View
2020 Audi A7 Angular Rear View

9.0/10
Features

 

8.3/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Audi A7 Features

9.0/10

The Audi A7 comes in two trims, the premium plus and the prestige. Both are powered by the same engine and the feature list is almost the same except the prestige gets a head-up display, power door closers, and corner view camera system. The premium plus is priced at $69,700 and the prestige at $72,400 which makes it the most value for money option among the competition.

Trims

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$69,700

$72,400

Features

MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch

Everything on Premium Plus and:

  Audi side assist with pre sense Head-up displayW8
 

Power tailgate with hands-free release

Corner view camera

 

Parking system plus with a rearview camera

Power door closers

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The Premium Plus trim is adequately equipped which makes it the trim to pick. The only additional extras in the Prestige trim are power door closers and a heads up display which are something you can easily do away with.

2020 Audi A7 Engine and Performance

8.3/10

Quick, smooth, agile, the 2020 Audi A7 is a polished ride. -Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The Audi A7 comes with a 3.0-liter TFSI 6 cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The motor produces 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque which is very much on the lower side when compared to its competition but it' s the most value for its price.

2019 Audi A7 Engine
2020 Audi A7 TFSI 6 Cylinder Engine

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

MSRP

$69,700

$75,150

$70,200

$85,000

Engine

3.0L TFSI
6 Cylinder

4.7L V8 Biturbo

3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

3.0L Turbocharged V6

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

340 hp

402 hp

335 hp

330 hp

Torque

325 lb-ft

443 lb-ft

332 lb-ft

331 lb-ft

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 which is one of the competitors comes with a bigger and more powerful 4.7 liter V8 bi-turbo mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Merc produces 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque which is way more than our vehicle in focus i.e. the A7 but it all comes at an extra cost of $5450.

The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Tourismo and the Porsche Panamera are both almost identical when it comes to power and torque figures. Although, the BMW costs similar to the Audi, the Panamera costs a whopping $15,300 more than the A7. If we look at the value for money among all these vehicles, the A7 clearly comes out as a winner.

ACCELERATION

The A7 is a fast car but it lacks just a tad bit among the competition. The A 7 is slower than the Merc and BMW but only slightly while it's faster than the Porsche from 0-60 mph. The quarter-mile time is also not very impressive and the A7 is the slowest in the lot but still manages a good time of 14.8 seconds at 100.9 mph.

The emissions are also less than the Mercedes but still at par or higher than the BMW and Porsche. Again, despite not being faster or greener than its competition, the A7 still proves to be a good value car.

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

0 - 60 mph

5.2 sec

4.9 sec

5.1 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

14.8 sec @ 100.9 mph

13.7 sec @ 102.5 mph

14.1 sec @ 96.5 mph

14 sec @ 101.4 mph

Engine

3.0L

4.7L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission
(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

8.4

7.7

7.3

RIDE AND HANDLING

The A7 is the best Audi has to offer. The power produced by the V6 under the hood is distributed to all four wheels by Audi's Quattro system, which is among the best AWD systems, if not the best in the world. Thus, this car always has great traction irrespective of the road condition. The sloping roofline also ensures that the center of gravity is low. Therefore, the body rollover is minimal and you will be able to approach turns at higher speeds with confidence. 

The overall ride quality is very composed. The suspension handles all the bumps and road imperfections very well, and at times you will feel that the car isn't moving at all. The 2020 A7 comes with 5 drive modes; Efficiency, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual. The Dynamic mode makes this car very sporty and agile. 

BRAKING

The Audi A7 comes with 14.0 inches diameter front brakes and 13.0 inches rear brakes which are fairly large for a vehicle and are clearly better than the rest of the competition. The 60-0 mph distance is 109 ft. which is only better than the Porsche but slightly worse than the German counterparts.

2019 Audi A7 wheel
2020 Audi A7 Front Left Wheel

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

60 - 0 mph (ft.)

109

104

106

113

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4255

4158

4409

4001

Brake (Front)

14

14.2

13.7

13.8

Brake (Rear)

13

12.6

13.6

13

The BMW, despite being a heavier car is still quicker to stop from 60-0 mph which makes the Audi an underperformer when it comes to braking. Overall, the Audi does not surprise us with extraordinary numbers but performs average.

2020 Audi A7 Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is where the Audi performs better than the competition with a city mileage of 20 MPG, highway mileage of 29 MPG and a combined mileage of 23 MPG.

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

MPG (City)

20

18

19

21

MPG (Hwy)

29

26

27

28

MPG (Combined)

23

21

22

24

The figures are far better than the Mercedes and are almost similar to the BMW but the Porsche is a slightly more economical car than the Audi. However, the Audi is still slightly more powerful than the Porsche which makes it a better performer here.

2020 Audi A7 Interior

7.5/10

The 2020 Audi A7's cabin boasts high-quality materials, bristles with technology, and offers real cargo utility. -Car Connection

SEATING AND COMFORT

The Audi is a luxurious and comfortable car which can seat 4 persons. The car is quite spacious with its 105.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. The interiors are loaded with all the latest technology which is expected from a car like this.

2019 Audi A7 seating
2020 Audi A7 Front Seats

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

Passenger Capacity

4

4

5

4

Passenger Volume (Ft.3)

105.8

104.3

103.6

105.9

Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

36.9/36.6

36.9/36.1

39.4/38.5

38.0/38.2

Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

41.3/37.0

42.1/35.0

41.1/40.4

41.9/33.3

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.)

57.2/55.9

57.1/56.5

60.0/57.1

51.9/51.7

The comfort features for the passengers include leather seats, eight-way adjustable power front seats with four-way power adjustable driver lumbar support, heated front seats, driver seat memory and split folding rear seats. It also has a four zone automatic climate control for the comfort of every passenger. The natural wood inlays, sunroof and ambient interior LED lights also give the Audi a comfortable and luxurious touch.

2019 Audi A7 rear seat
2020 Audi A7 Rear Seats

However, the headroom on the BMW and Porsche is slightly better. The BMW is the winner here as it' s a bigger car and comes with roomier interiors. The Audi is still not very far behind.

INFOTAINMENT

The Audi is flooded with infotainment technology with the MMI navigation plus with voice control, MMI touch with handwriting recognition, Bose surround sound system with 14 speakers, 7-Inch color driver information system, Bluetooth connectivity, Audi connect and the list goes on.

2019 Audi A7 infotainment display
2020 Audi A7 Infotainment Screen

CARGO SPACE

The storage space in the Audi A7 is 24.5 cubic feet which is quite impressive. The trunk space in Audi is better than the Mercedes and the Porsche but BMW is the best if you need a huge trunk for your journeys with 31 cubic feet capacity.

2019 Audi A7 Cargo Space
2020 Audi A7 Cargo Space

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

Trunk Vol. (Ft.3)

24.5

15.3

31

17.6/47.3(w/seats folded)

The Porsche can also be useful because its trunk can be expanded by folding the rear seats, increasing the storage space to an enormous 47.3 cubic feet. BMW is the best if you want a large trunk and seat 4-5 people at the same time.

2020 Audi A7 Exterior

An evolutionary, sharper-creased take on the A7's signature tapered roof creates a sexy exterior, while the 2020 A7's interior combines technology with luxury. -Car Connection

DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS

The Audi A7 is a large vehicle but is equally beautiful with its long hood, sweeping roofline and well carved and elegant Audi looks. The dimensions of the Audi are not radically different from the competition but the BMW is about 5 inches higher which will give it a better headroom. The ground clearance, however, is the least at just 4.4 inches which can definitely make you look out for any potholes.

2019 Audi A7 exterior
2020 Audi A7 Angular Front View

Model

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

BMW 6-Series (640i xDrive Gran Turismo)

Porsche Panamera

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4255

4158

4409

4001

Wheelbase (in)

114.7

113.2

120.9

116.1

Length (in)

196.2

194.5

200.9

198.8

Width (in)

75.2

74.1

74.9

76.3

Height (in)

55.9

55.8

60.6

56

Ground Clearance (in)

4.4

5.1

5

4.5

Track Width - Front (in)

64.7

62.9

63.7

65.8

Track Width - Rear (in)

64.4

64.1

65

65

The Audi is designed as a masterpiece and will definitely make you fall in love with its looks. The car comes with all-led headlamps and tail lamps, a beautiful roofline making it look almost like a coupe and the simple yet elegant design.

2020 Audi A7 Safety

The Audi comes loaded with safety features which are essential for a car of this capability. The safety feature list is long including airbags for knees and head, tire pressure monitoring system, electromechanical parking brake and so on. The list of all the safety features include the following-

  • Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags, knee airbags and Sideguard head curtain airbags
  • Front passenger occupant detection for airbags
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger

2020 Audi A7 Competition

2017 AUDI A7 VS MERCEDES-BENZ CLS 550

The CLS 550 is among the leading cars in this segment which can also be attributed to its German pedigree. The Mercedes is the best car in the lot in terms of Performance but is a bit expensive than others. It also doesn' t perform wonders when it comes to other aspects like spaciousness, fuel economy and trunk volume.

The Mercedes is also a beautiful car to look at, thanks to its elegant curvy lines and swooping roofline just like the Audi. It is very difficult to decide which one looks better and that choice can be left to the individual.

2017 AUDI A7 VS BMW 640i xDrive GRAN TOURISMO

BMW is undoubtedly one of the best GT cars in the market and is also the most identical to the Audi A7. The performance, fuel economy and dimensions are almost similar to the Audi except for a few anomalies. It also proves better in terms of spaciousness because of its high stance and expansive exteriors.

The trunk space in the BMW is also far better than the whole competition which makes it the ideal Grand Tourer. Moreover, at a price almost similar to the Audi, the BMW has an upper hand.

2017 AUDI A7 VS PORSCHE PANAMERA

The Porsche is another great car in the segment but it feels quite overpriced as compared to the competition. It is not the fastest or the most spacious car in the lot. The only positive is the fuel economy and the expandable trunk space. Otherwise, the car is either at par or a little under the competitors.

One can go for the Porsche because of the brand value attached to it but at about $15,000 more than the Audi and $10,000 than the Mercedes, the Porsche is just the same car with a heavier price tag. The individual preferences, however, can make you go for it.

2020 Audi A7 Final Verdict

The Audi A7 is definitely a beauty whether the exteriors or the interiors. The car is well-equipped with all the technology which makes it at par with the competition. Every aspect of the Audi from design to performance is well thought of. Except being a little down on performance when compared to its tough competitors like the Mercedes CLS 550, it is very difficult to find any flaws in the Audi A7.

The A7 is perfect from luxury to performance and from design to capability. What makes the Audi a potential threat to the other cars in the segment is the price tag. The Audi costs less than the Mercedes and the BMW and way less than the Porsche but it has similar capabilities. So, expect if you are a true fan of the Porsche, the BMW, and the Mercedes, the best choice would be the Audi A7.