2017 Audi A7

MSRP $71,350 - $129,500

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2017 Audi A7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 16, 2021

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The Audi A7 is nearly identical to last year's model, with only minimal revisions for 2017. The 2017 Audi A7 has powerful engines, a luxurious interior with enough standard equipment, and plenty of cargo capacity. The 3.0-liter supercharged six-cylinder engine remains unchanged while the S7, RS7, and RS7 Performance tuned variations of the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine.

The 2017 Audi A7 is offered in three trims. The base trims, Premium Plus, start at a price of around $68,800. The Competition trim is the latest addition to the A7 lineup with an additional 7 horsepower making 340 hp in total with a few upgrades to chassis and appearance. The competition trim comes at a premium of  $7750 above the base price. 

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Pros

Top notch interiors

Pleasant ride

Copious amount of cargo space

Handsome exterior

Cons

Improper steering feedback

Less Fuel efficient than rivals

Outdated infotainment system

What's New?

Diesel V-6 option discontinued

New 19-inch wheel design

Base reim gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bose audio system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$110700

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

top speed

190 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

244 cu.in.

horsepower

560 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic w/Tiptronic

capacity

cargo volume

24.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.9 sec.

zero to 100 mph

11.8 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

5.8

standing 1/4-mile

13.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/21 mpg

highway range

574.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Premium Plus quattro$68,800 onwards

Prestige$71,350 onwards

Prestige quattro$71,350 onwards

Competition Prestige quattro$76,550 onwards

Competition Prestige$76,550 onwards

Premium Plus$79,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Audi A7 in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.9

Fuel Economy

7.2

Interior

9.1

Exterior

9.9

Safety

9.0

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.8

Overall Rating


"Although it's not billed as the high-performance model in the lineup (the S7 and RS 7 fill that role), the A7 is an impressive performer ." - Edmunds

The 2017 Audi A7 introduces the Competition trim to its line up which adds 7 more horsepower along with some tuning to the chassis as well as minor updates to the styling. The base 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine puts out 333 horsepower and helps the A7 get from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The Quattro AWD system is standard across all the configurations of the 2017 Audi A7.

The 2017 Audi A7 is available in three trim levels. The entry-level Premium Plus trim starts at around $68,800. The Competition trims start at $76,550, while the Prestige trims start at $71,350. The anticipated five-year costs for petrol, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2017 Audi A7 are around $34,400.

2017 Audi A7 Sedan front angle view
2017 Audi A7 Sedan rear angle view

9.0/10
Features

8.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.2/10
Fuel Economy

9.1/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2017 Audi A7 Features

9.0/10

There are three trim levels available for the 2017 Audi A7. The basic engine is a supercharged V6 with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Premium Plus is the entry-level variant, with a starting price of $68,800. Among the standard amenities include keyless entry, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, and handwriting recognition, among others.

The Audi A7 Prestige adds ventilated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, perforated leather seating surfaces, and power soft-closing doors to the lineup. It also has navigation and a head-up display. 20-inch Titanium-finish wheels, a firmer suspension, a high-performance rear differential, sport seats, upgraded leather are available on the Audi A7 Competition, as well as a slightly more powerful engine with a 7 horsepower boost.

Trim

Premium Plus

Prestige

Competition 

MSRP

$68,800

$71,350

$76,550

Key

Features

MMI navigation plus with voice control system and MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology

Ventilated twelve-way power front seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment

Audi Sport 20" 5-double-spoke design wheels, titanium-matte finish

 

Audi connect with six-month trial subscription2

Ambient LED interior lighting

Three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles (with S line badging)

 

7" color driver information system

Power soft-closing doors

Head-up display with navigation information

Bang & Olufsen

Advanced Sound System with 15 speakers and 1,300 watts

 

BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation and 630 watts

MMI navigation plus with voice control system and

MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology

Night vision assistant with pedestrian and large animal detection

 

HD Radio Technology

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription3

Audi connect with six-month trial subscription2

MMI navigation plus with the voice control system and MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology

 

SD card slot with 64GB operating capacity (dual slots)

7" color driver information system

Audi connect with six-month trial subscription2

7" color driver information system

 

Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto

BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation and 630 watts

BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation and 630 watts

 

Four-zone automatic climate control

   
 

Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry

Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry

 
 

BLUETOOTH wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones

 BLUETOOTH wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones

 

We Recommend

The Audi A7's base trim is undoubtedly the most cost-effective option. Many modern creature comforts and safety features are included in the usual list of features. Because all trims have the same engine and performance, the premium plus trim is the one that makes the most sense to us.


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2017 Audi A7 Engine and Performance

8.9/10

“Although it's not billed as the high-performance model in the lineup (the S7 and RS 7 fill that role), the A7 is an impressive performer . The supercharged V6 is a stunning engine that provides nearly instantaneous throttle response and the kind of acceleration you would typically associate with a V8-powered sedan.”- Edmunds

2017 Audi A7 Engine and Transmission

The 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 engine of the Audi A7 is coupled to an 8-speed automated transmission. The engine produces 325 pound-feet of torque and 333 horsepower. The same engine is used in the Competition trim, but it is tweaked to produce 400 horsepower. A 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine is available in three configurations for the S7, RS7, and RS7 Performance versions.

2017 Audi A7 Engine Bay

The standard engine offers quick acceleration and plenty of power. The A7 comes with Audi's Drive Select option, which lets you choose between four different settings: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual. This helps you fine-tune the throttle response, transmission shift characteristics, and steering effort.

Models

2017 Audi A7 

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series 

MSRP

$68,800

$68,350

$55,790

$81,500    

Engine

3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder 

3.3L Twin Turbo GDI DOHC 24-Valve V6

3.6-liter V6

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder     

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

333 hp @ 5300 rpm

365 hp @ 6000 rpm

335 hp @ 6800 rpm 320 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

325 ft-lbs. @ 2900 rpm 376 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm 284 ft-lbs. @ 5300 rpm 332 ft-lbs. @ 1380 rpm

In terms of power, the Genesis G90 tops the competition with its 3.3L Twin Turbo V6. The Cadillac CT6 comes second while the Audi A7 falls behind. The BMW 7 Series offers the least amount of power. When comparing the prices, the Audi A7 and the Genesis G90 are evenly matched while the CT6 is the least expensive. The BMW 7 Series is the highest priced with a base price of $81,500. 

2017 Audi A7 Acceleration

The 2017 Audi A7 accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and completes the quarter-mile sprint in just 14.8 seconds. The top speed of the A7 is limited to 130 mph. The Quattro AWD system is standard on all trims giving Audi more grip. 

2017 Audi A7 Takes 5.2s to reach 0-60 mph

The Audi A7 is the fastest in the range with the BMW and Genesis evenly matched with a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds. The Cadillac CT6 takes 6.4 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph run and is the slowest accelerating car across the competition. .

Models

2017 Audi A7 

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series

0-60 MPH

5.2 sec

5.4 sec

6.4 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

14.8 sec

14.1 sec

13.0 sec

13.3 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.3L

3.6L

3.0L

Emission

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

7.7

8.8

8.4

7.4

The CT6 has the biggest engine displacement with 3.6L followed by the Genesis G90.  The CT6 has the fastest quarter mile time which is 13 seconds and is followed by the BMW 7 Series with a time of 13.3 seconds. 

2017 Audi A7 Ride and Handling

Most of the time, the Audi A7's ride and handling are composed and relaxing. The car's large weight gives the impression that it is floating on the road, although it is always under the driver's control. Due to the superior quality air suspension, potholes and uneven spots of road feel non-existent. A little sporty element, on the other hand, should've been infused in the car.

2017 Audi A7 Braking

The Audi A7 has large, hefty 14.0-inch front brake rotors and 13.0-inch rear brake rotors. The car's massive curb weight of 4244 pounds doesn't stop it from having one of the best braking records in the sector, with a 0-60 mph stop taking less than 117 feet.

Model

2017 Audi A7 

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series

Brake Front (in.)

14.0

14.2

13.6

17.7    

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

13.4

12.0

14.5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4244

4630

3925

4195

60-0 MPH (ft.)

117

120

117

114

The leader in this segment is the BMW 7 Series sedan at 114 feet. The Cadillac CT6 stand identical to the Audi A7 while the Genesis G90 becomes the gatekeeper at 120 feet.

2017 Audi A7 Fuel Economy

7.2/10

The 2017 Audi A7 provides 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway making a combined 24 mpg. The Audi A7 is equipped with a 19.8-gallon fuel tank which is more than enough for most trips. 

Model

2017 Audi A7 

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series 

MPG (city) (MPG)

21

17

18

21

MPG (highway) (MPG)

29

24

27

29

MPG (combined) (MPG)

24

20

21

24

Fuel Capacity (gallons) 19.8  21.9  19.5  20.6 

When compared to the rivals, the Audi A7 and the BMW 7 Series are neck and neck when it comes to fuel economy. The Genesis G90 is the least economical of the bunch with a combined 20 mpg but it does offer the most fuel capacity with a 21.9-gallon fuel tank.   

2017 Audi A7 Interior

9.1/10

“The A7's interior is thoughtfully designed and tightly constructed, with excellent materials quality. Subtle wood accents add to the premium feel along with subtle ambient lighting.”- Edmunds

The interior of the A7 is well-thought-out and well-built, using high-quality materials. The upscale sense is enhanced by delicate wood details and ambient lighting. From the knurled dials for the radio and climate settings to the leather steering wheel, everything you touch feels nice in your hands.

2017 Audi A7 cockpit area

Quad-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and the MMI infotainment system with an 8-inch display, voice recognition, navigation, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a touchpad controller with handwriting recognition are included as standard features.

2017 Audi A7 Seating and Comfort

The Audi A7 has excellent seating for four people. The front seats are extremely comfy and ergonomically pleasing. Because of the dropping roofline, taller people may have a problem due to a lack of headroom. The situation in the back, on the other hand, is even more concerning, as legroom and headroom are both limited, especially when compared to rivals.

Model

2017 Audi A7 

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series 

Passenger capacity

4

5

4

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.9/57.2/41.3

41.1/59.1/46.3

40.2/58.3/46.4

39.9/59.2/41.4    

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.6/55.9/37.0

38.0/57.9/37.8

38.0/56.2/40.4

38.9/57.7/44.4

Both the Cadillac CT6 and the Genesis G90 have nearly equal front legroom figures, putting them at the top of the segment. The BMW 7 Series leads the back legroom sector with 44.4 inches of legroom, well ahead of the competition.

2017 Audi A7 Infotainment System

With a knob on the console and a pop-up dashboard screen, Audi's Multi-Media Interface (MMI) manages music, communication, and navigation features. Audi Connect, which features 4G LTE data connectivity with mobile Wi-Fi for up to eight devices, Google Earth data for the navigation system, and simpler Google search for POIs, is also available on the A7.

2017 Audi A7 Sedan infotainment

Key interior features on the Audi A7 include

  • 8-inch display
  • 7-inch driver info display
  • Leather upholstery
  • Multifunction steering
  • Sunroof

2017 Audi A7 Cargo Capacity

The Audi A7's boot has plenty of capacity thanks to its hatchback-inspired design. The large cargo area of 24.5 cubic feet will make airport runs a breeze and will compliment the GT aspect of the car.

Model

2017 Audi A7 

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

24.5

15.7

15.3

18.2

The Audi A7 leads the cargo capacity segment by leaps and bounds. The 2nd in line is the BMW 440i sedan at 18.2 cu-ft. Both Genesis G90 and Cadillac CT6 can’t even be compared to the big boys.

2017 Audi A7 Exterior

9.9/10

“The look from the front doors forward is almost exactly the same as the A6 sedan, which is handsome in its own right, but the fast rake of the roof at the rear creates a very sleek, fastback shape.”- The Car Connection

2017 Audi A7 Dimensions and Weight

From the outside, the Audi A7 is one of the more attractive vehicles. The automobile has a distinct fastback design with a sloping roofline that gives it a one-of-a-kind flair. With a length of 114.7 inches and a width of 196 inches, it isn't even close to the rivals' outer dimensions.

2017 Audi A7 Sedan Front Angle View

The BMW 440i is the longest and widest vehicle in the segment followed by the Genesis G90 and then at last by the Cadillac CT6 sedan.

Model

2017  Audi A7  

2017 Genesis G90 

2017 Cadillac CT6 

2017 BMW 7 Series

Curb weight (lbs.)

4244

4630

3925

4195

Length(in)

114.7

124.4

122.4

126.4

Width(in)

196.2

204.9

204.1

206.6

Height(in)

75.2

75.4

74.0

74.8

Ground clearance (in)

55.9

58.9

58.0

58.2

Wheelbase (in)

4.4

5.1

NA

5.0

Track width (in) F/R

64.7/64.4

64.6/64.5

63.4/64.0

63.5/64.6

The Audi A7 is a feature-packed car. Some of Its features are

  • Floating roofline
  • Hatchback style rear
  • 19 or 20-inch alloys
  • Projector headlamps

2017 Audi A7 Safety

9.0/10

The NHTSA and the IIHS have never tested the Audi A7 in a crash. With few major structural differences between the A6 and A7, we predict the A7 lineup's crash scores to be very similar to the A6's. The A6 receives a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA, the highest attainable. When equipped with the optional Driver Assist Package, the A6 is considered a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. This package is also optional on the entire 2017 A7 lineup.

  • Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags, knee airbags, and Sideguard head curtain airbags
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats
  • Front passenger occupant detection for airbags7
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Electromechanical parking brake

2017 Audi A7 Competition

2017 Audi A7 VS 2017 Genesis G90

The Genesis G90, like the Audi A7, is a good-looking sedan. It's more of a luxury sedan than a grand tourer, though. The interior quality is unrivalled, and the Genesis G90 really outperforms the Audi in terms of features, with more up-to-date features than the Audi. The car, however, struggles due to sluggish acceleration, and the engine feels underpowered. 

2017 Genesis G90

2017 Audi A7 VS 2017 Cadillac CT6

The Cadillac CT6 is almost $10,000 cheaper than the Audi A7, and for good reason. Despite its tough and long-lasting exterior, the vehicle is no match for the elegant Audi A7. Both cars have similar power, but the Audi feels considerably better on extended rides. In a comparison of these two cars, the Audi A7 clearly takes the lead if money isn't an issue.

2017 Cadillac CT6

2017 Audi A7 VS 2017 BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series is a capable grand tourer that excels on long stretches of highway. The chassis is superbly constructed, offering just enough variation to reach the appropriate blend of comfort and sportiness. The cabin is simple in true BMW design, yet it nevertheless has a variety of creature comforts and innovative innovations that are exclusive to it. The Audi, on the other hand, is still far more attractive both inside and out. Given the price difference, the BMW may offer better value for money, but this is entirely dependent on the buyer's choices.

2017 BMW 7 Series

2017 Audi A7 Final Verdict

The Audi A7 is without a doubt one of the year's most attractive vehicles. The sloping roofline at the back end gives it a fantastic appearance. When it comes to driving, there isn't much to note, but it doesn't take much to do what it does best: eating miles on the highway on straight and clear roads. Overall, if you're looking for a vehicle that you can go on the road with, this is the vehicle for you.

2017 Audi A7 Sedan

2017 Audi A7 Sedan FAQs

How much does the 2017 Audi A7 cost?

The 2017 Audi A7 comes in three different trim levels. Premium Plus, the entry-level trim, starts at roughly $68,800. The Prestige trims start at $71,350, while the Competition trims begin at $76,550.

What are the engine options available for the 2017 Audi A7?

The 2017 Audi A7 comes standard with a 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 engine. The engine develops 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. For the S7, RS7, and RS7 Performance models, a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine is available in three variants.

How fast is the 2017 Audi A7?

The 2017 Audi A7 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in under 5.2 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds. The A7's top speed is limited to 130 mph.

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