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Audi A7 Sportback: Style and substance

Audi A7 Sportback

Nice road test report here with the Audi A7 Sportback. Enjoy!

Here’s the new A7 Sportback, and yes, it looks a lot like the A5 Sportback launched last year. But it’s simple to decipher really. Think Venus and Serena Williams, the pro tennis players. They’re remarkably similar – they’re both designed for the same purpose, they come from the same family, their genetic makeups are nearly identical and they look like twins. But, one is a little bigger than the other. Don’t ask me which one because I don’t know.

What I do know is that the A5 Sportback is a curvaceous body-style mounted on an everyday A4’s underpinnings, and this new A7, similarly is a curvy body mounted on a larger A6 platform.

Thus, the A7 is bigger. The A6 sedan platform concerned is, of course, the all-new one, not yet available in SA, but one we drove at its international launch in February. At the time we headlined it as “The best built Audi ever” so we know this A7 is of extremely high quality.