2016 Audi A7

Rating8.5

Ranked #1 in Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$70,950

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Key Spec of 2016 Audi A7
fuel economy

20/24/30

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

333 hp @ 5300 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2016 Audi A7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With its unique design language that makes it look like a statement in itself, the Audi A7 feels like an individual that can easily fit under both sedans and coupes and still look niche. With a captivating stance and a theatrical experience, the A7 feels like there is more to it than what meets the eye. The 2016 Audi A7 is offered in 2 trims, Premium Plus and Prestige.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Smooth and powerful engines

Can get expensive

Revised styling

Elegant exterior

Inconsistent steering

3.0T gets more horsepower

Spacious and gorgeous interior

Low-reliability ratings

Updated Audi MMI infotainment

Loads of tech

Over All Rating

8.5

Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.00
Features9.00
Engine and Performance8.80
Fuel Economy7.30
Interior9.10
Exterior9.90
Safety9.00
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#1 in Sedan

#1 in Midsize Sedan


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Trims

Prestige$70,950 onwards


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Used 2016 Audi A7 For Sale

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2017 Audi A743
Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $3530023 Jun 2022

2017 Audi A7 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$35,200
Est. $477/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,295 Below market
RMV: $40,495
Ogden, UT
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2016 Audi A735

2016 Audi A7 Hatchback

Premium Plus

$30,485
Est. $413/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,512 Below market
RMV: $34,997
Kernersville, NC
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2016 Audi A738

2016 Audi A7 Hatchback

Premium Plus

$30,485
Est. $413/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,512 Below market
RMV: $34,997
Kernersville, NC
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2017 Audi A733

2017 Audi A7 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$35,495
Est. $481/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,000 Below market
RMV: $40,495
Plainfield, IL
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2016 Audi A748
Price Drop, $1100
Previous Price: $2699509 Jun 2022

2016 Audi A7 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$25,895
Est. $351/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,531 Below market
RMV: $29,426
Bronx, NY
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2017 Audi A720
Price Drop, $200
Previous Price: $3500022 Apr 2022

2017 Audi A7 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$34,800
Est. $472/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,552 Below market
RMV: $39,352
West Springfield, MA
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2016 Audi A740

2016 Audi A7 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$31,991
Est. $434/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,995 Below market
RMV: $35,986
Hollywood, FL
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2016 Audi A750
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2499519 Apr 2022

2016 Audi A7 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$23,995
Est. $325/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,779 Below market
RMV: $26,774
Roselle, IL
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2016 Audi A729
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2749025 Jun 2022

2016 Audi A7 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

$26,490
Est. $359/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,983 Below market
RMV: $29,473
South Easton, MA
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Colors and Styles

2016 Audi A7 in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The A7 comes at a price tag of $68,300. Audi offers a 333 hp 3.0L V6 engine under the A7’s hood with an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, along with the Quattro All-Wheel Drive as standard with it. The Prestige package is similar to the Premium Plus but adds some additional features. The 2016 Audi A7 goes up against the 2016 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400, and the 2016 Maserati Ghibli.


Features
9.0/10

Trim

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$68,300

$68,300

Key features

Leather upholstery

Adds/Replaces features on the Premium Plus

 

4-zone automatic climate control

Ambient interior lighting

 

19" wheels

Ventilated front seats

 

LED running lights and tail lights

Heads-up display

 

Power liftgate

14-speaker Bose audio system

 

Automatic wipers

 

 

Sunroof

 

 

Adaptive rear spoiler

 

 

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Optional Packages on the A7 are the Cold Weather package, the S-Line Sport package, the Driver Assistance, the Individual Contour Seating package, the Audi Design Selection package, and a few stand-alone options

We recommend

To get the best value for the money spent, we recommend getting the Premium Plus variant as it offers a great combination of both performance and luxury along with an impressive array of features that will definitely enhance the overall driving experience.

Engine and Performance
8.8/10

Whether driven on a track or used as a daily driver, the A7 offers a great experience when it comes to driving and performance. The A7 comes with a 3L V6 engine at its heart that churns out 333 hp along with 325 lb-ft of torque from its belly. The power has increased by 23 hp over last year. The standard 8-speed automatic transmission feels like a match made in heaven. The transmission feels buttery smooth, well-tuned, and responsive with quick shifts.

The 2016 Audi A7 comes with four driving modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual. The suspension and the wheel setup offers a smooth ride or a firm ride depending on the wheel size. In general, due to its steering wheel, the drive feels slightly stiffer but this can be overlooked. The handling also feels on the heavier side due to the car’s weight and size. 

Models

2016 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 4MATIC

2016 Maserati Ghibli

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

MSRP

$68,300

$69,400

$70,600

$79,500

Engine

3L V6

3L V6

3L V6

3L I-6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed A/T

7-speed A/T

8-speed A/T

8-speed A/T

Horsepower

333 hp @ 5300 rpm

329 hp @ 5250 rpm

345 hp @ 5250 rpm

315 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm

354 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

4.7

5.1

5.1

5.3

Quarter mile (sec)

13.3

N/A

13.4 

12.6

Top Speed (mph)

155

155

163

155

The BMW is the most expensive of the lot. All cars offer a 3L engine coupled with an automatic gearbox. The A7 shows impressive performance and hence reaches the 60 mph mark in 4.7 seconds, the quickest among the four. The CLS 400 and the Ghibli, both finish at 5.1 seconds and thus share a second place. The BMW is a tad behind at 5.3 seconds. 

Fuel Economy
7.3/10

To complement its impressive performance, the A7 boasts some impressive fuel efficiency numbers. The A7 returns 20 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined. The car has a fuel capacity of 19.8 gallons, which gives it a combined range of 475.2 miles. The economy has increased by 4 mpg over last year, even with the added power.

Models

2016 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 4MATIC

2016 Maserati Ghibli

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

MPG (city)

20

19

17

20

MPG (highway)

30

26

24

31

MPG (combined)

24

22

19

24

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

19.8

21.1

21.1

18.5

Range (City/Highway) (miles)

396/594

401/549

359/506

370/573

The A7 stands as the most fuel-efficient car among its rivals. The BMW 6 Series also returns as much as the A7, and makes 1 mpg more on the highway. The CLS 400 lands at second place with a mileage of 22 mpg, and the Ghibli offers the least at 19 mpg. Both the CLS 400 and the Ghibli offer the most tank capacity of 21.1 gallons. The A7 and the BMW, offer 19.8 gallons and 18.5 gallons of fuel tank capacity respectively. The A7 offers the most highway range at 594 miles whereas the CLS 400 has the best city range at 401 miles.

Interior
9.1/10

The 2016 Audi A7 houses a great interior that offers a plush and rich experience to its occupants. With the leather seats to the high-end materials infused on the inside, the A7's interior feels welcoming & warm and engulfs you in a pool of plush and luxury. The controls have a sense of premium to them and make driving a pleasurable experience.

Because of its seating space, the A7 can easily fit 5 passengers without much effort, as long as the rear passengers are not very tall. The front seats are very supportive & comfortable and offer ample room to stretch. The rear cabin, due to the car's sloping roofline, falls short on the headroom but still holds enough room to easily accommodate 3 people in it.

Models

2016 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 4MATIC

2016 Maserati Ghibli

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

Passenger capacity

5

4

5

5

Front (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

36.9/57.2/41.3

36.9/57.1/42.1

N/A

40.1/56.7/42.1

Second (head/shoulder/rear) (in.)

36.6/55.9/37

36.1/56.5/35

N/A

35.7/49.7/30.5

Cargo capacity with rear seats up(cu-ft.)

24.5

15.3

17.7

16.2

The CLS 400 can seat only 4 people. Compared to the rivals, the roofline on all the cars isn’t a strong point. However, the legroom is immense, but the A7 offers slightly less than the competition. In the back, the BMW has the least legroom, and the least headroom as well. The Audi A7 offers the most legroom in the back at 37 inches. It also offers the most cargo space at 24.5 cu-ft, nearly 10 cu-ft more than the competition. Some interior features on the A7 are:

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated 8-way power seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Driver memory settings
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel

How intuitive is the 2016 Audi A7’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment unit on the 2016 Audi A7 got an upgrade for the year 2016. It’s now more technologically advanced, easier to use, and has a simple interface. The Multi Media Interface (MMI) controls audio, communication and navigation functions via a dash-mounted pop-up screen and a knob and buttons on the center console. The standard features on the A7 include 8-inch pop-up display, a navigation system with voice controls, Audi Connect, an MMI system with console-mounted controls, Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB audio connectivity, and a 10-speaker audio system. Salient features include:

  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Voice controls
  • CD player
  • 14-Speaker Bose audio system
Exterior
9.9/10

Since its debut in 2012 with its striking design, the A7's sloping roofline has become an iconic thing in the market. From its low-slung profile to its long wheelbase, the A7 elegantly carries itself. From its aggressive front fascia to the sporty rear end including the adaptive spoiler, the car boasts a unique personality and retains its corporate look even with all of the sporty highlights on its skin.

Models

2016 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 4MATIC

2016 Maserati Ghibli

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4288

4365

3990

4190

Length (in.)

196.2

194.5

195.7

197.1

Width (in.)

75.2

74.1

76.6

74.6

Height (in.)

55.9

55.8

57.5

54.8

Ground clearance (in.)

4.4

N/A

4.5

5

Wheelbase (in)

114.7

113.2

118

116.9

Against the rivals, the A7 is slightly compact in terms of dimensions. With all the cars side by side, their differences are not very noticeable and appear to have a similar outline. To still point out some differences, the CLS 400 is the heaviest of the lot. The BMW is the longest. The Ghibli has the most height and width. The A7 sits the closest to the ground. In terms of wheelbase, the CLS 400 has the tightest wheelbase whereas the Ghibli boasts of 118-inches wheelbase. Some exterior features on the Audi A7 include:

  • Automatic adaptive LED headlights
  • LED running lamps and tail lights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Power liftgate
  • Sunroof
  • Adaptive rear spoiler
  • 19-inch/20-inch wheels
Safety
9.0/10

The 2016 Audi A7 has not been safety-rated or crash-tested by the IIHS or the NHTSA. Standard features include antilock disc brakes, stability control, a blind-spot warning system, front and rear parking sensors, and airbags. The standard Audi Pre-Sense Basic system warns the driver, closes the windows, and tensions the seatbelts while the Pre-Sense Rear system uses the brake light to warn traffic behind if a potential collision is detected. The 2016 Audi A7 comes bundled with the following safety features:

  • Anti Lock brakes
  • Traction and stability control
  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • A full suite of airbags
  • Optional rear side airbags
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Corner view camera system
  • Lane-keeping assist
Final Verdict

Stylish, sophisticated, and sporty, the 2016 Audi A7 stands as a perfect embodiment of these words. From its futuristic and sleek exterior design to its premium and well-laid interiors, the A7 looks just perfect to take on anything without breaking a sweat. With its unique design language, the A7 looks classy and suave on the outside but deep down, it feels much more than that. With its individualistic persona and charismatic nature, the A7 is enough to become a perfect show stopper.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$70950

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

333 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

325 lb.-ft. @ 2900 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions
length

196 in

wheelbase

115 in

width

75 in

curb weight

4288 lbs

Height

56 in

Ground Clearance

4 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

24.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/24/30 mpg

highway range

594.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Audi A7 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$62,544
5 Year Cost To Own
$83,215
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $83,215
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$11,968$5,670$4,632$5,194$4,539$32,003
Insurance$2,011$2,081$2,154$2,230$2,308$10,784
Fuel$2,641$2,720$2,801$2,885$2,972$14,019
Maintenance$278$1,113$766$3,660$1,518$7,335
RepairsNANANA$1,131$1,735$2,866
Financing Interest$3,364$2,705$2,002$1,253$453$9,777
Taxes and Fees$5,180$364$327$297$263$6,431
Total Cost-To-Own$25,442$14,653$12,682$16,650$13,788$83,215
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