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Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI: Hatchback practicality at its most attractive

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI

Great first drive review here with the new Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI.

The chassis glides over uneven roads with far more grace than before; this is a very comfortable car, with none of the harshness and forced sportiness that characterizes many other Audi models. The 114.7-inch wheelbase, up almost three inches over the previous A6’s, definitely helps in keeping body motions controlled and the cabin serene. But while the A7 can be considered a big car, at least in Europe, it doesn’t mind being pushed through the corners. This is especially true for those versions equipped with Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which feeds 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels as a default; as much as 70 percent can be shunted to the front and 85 percent to the rear. All U.S.-bound A7s will have Quattro.

Even without the optional Sport differential, the A7 is very agile when pushed. It stays neutral up to insane cornering speeds and never discourages you from playing. Audi’s wheel-selective torque-vectoring is so well-programmed that the stability control has one of the lightest workloads of any of the systems in this car.