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Audi A7 Sportback: Wagon-like utility

Audi A7 Sportback

Very nice and glowing review of the Audi A7 Sportback. Have a read!

A fresh approach to luxury car design, the new Audi A7 looks like an attractive four-door coupe, but has a fifth rear door that allows wagon-like utility, hence the Sportback part of its full name.

Completely hidden is its lightweight yet very rigid aluminum structure. While big in its physical dimensions, the A7 weighs in at 1,695 kg. It’s powered by a potent yet fuel-efficient V6 engine with hybrid-like technology and it’s mated with an advanced Quattro drive system that includes a torque-vectoring rear differential.

Key design elements of the A7 are its long hood, long wheelbase and short body overhangs. Another is what’s call a “tornado line” or body crease that starts at the headlights, extends along the side, gently slopes towards the tail lights and then extends across the rear. Most of body skins are made of aluminum, including the fenders, the lids and doors.