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Audi A7 Sportback 3.0T FSI quattro: Comparison of US spec vs. European spec

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0T FSI quattro

Interesting driver notes here and comparison between the European and US spec of the Audi A7 Sportback 3.0T FSI quattro. Have a read!

48 hours into our stay with our Havanna Black Metallic Audi A7 and the car continues to impress. We could go on and on about the design or relay instances where this BMW-driving person or that Lexus-owning person admires the car and inquires about it, but that all seems to run together eventually. Instead, we’ve decided to focus more on some different aspects about the car. Today we’re highlighting the differences between the US-spec A7 and the European market A7 Sportback (the first being obviously the Sportback designation, something the US foregoes).

Some say about the A7 that its exotic fastback design harkens back to something of a 70s Italian concept car by someone with a name like Giugiaro or Bertone. Unlike those days though, Audi has gotten quite adept at keeping Audis consistent from market to market. Even the USA, a market that has different stipulations and requirements, Audi no longer has to design bigger and uglier bumpers or force sealed beam sized lights that effectively water down a design as happened on yesteryear cars like the Ur quattro or the Audi Fox. Today, the A7 you see in these photos is nearly the same as the A7 you see in Europe… nearly. And, in some ways, those of us Stateside may have the better side of the equation.