The 2014 Audi A7 is available in one trim level-Premium Plus-for both 3.0T and TDI engines. The 2014 Audi S7- higher performance and RS 7 discussed separately. Standard equipment on the Premium Plus includes 19-inch wheels, the adjustable drive settings, automatic bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, power tailgate, automatic wipers, heated windshield, heated mirrors and auto-dimming, the sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and key-less ignition/entry. Inside you will find a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, the tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, electric heated seats eight positions, the controller function’s memory, 8-inch screen, rearview camera, navigation system, Audi ‘s MMI electronics controller mounting bracket, voice control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Audi Connect and 10-speaker audio system with a CD player, the satellite radio and an iPod interface.
The 2014 Audi A7 optional Prestige package adds the daptive headlights, sportier exterior trim, a warning system blind spot, a warning system of rear-end collision, LED ambient interior lighting, four-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, steering wheel electrically adjustable and 14 -speaker Bose surround sound system improved sound.Most 2014 Audi A7 options is included in multiple packages. The cold weather package includes heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
The Sport package adds 19-inch or 20-inch special tires, summer tires, a sport suspension and a sport steering wheel with shift paddles. Sport Package models can be improved through the Black optics package, contributing bicolor 20-inch wheels, high- gloss black grill and cut the window surrounds. The Driver Assistance package including adaptive cruise control, a system of Forward Collision Warning, a camera system corner view and lane departure warning/maintenance to help. The Prestige is also eligible for the Innovation package which is essentially driver assistance package with a screen infrared night vision and a head-up display. Alone options on Prestige include LED headlights, the self-closing doors of power and 15 speakers in a surround audio system Bang & Olufsen.
2014 Audi A7 Interior
Interior is typical Audi A7, which means both very elegant and well built with excellent materials quality evident throughout. Multi Media System Audi familiar interface (MMI) controls the functions of entertainment, communication and navigation through pop-up screen mounted on the dashboard and a controller and buttons on the center console. The system has logical menus, sharp graphics and a touchpad to increase functionality, but still prefer Mercedes COMAND or iDrive BMW for overall ease of use.
The A7 is also equipped with Audi Connect Internet suite, including in-car 3G WiFi, Google Earth data to the navigation system and simplify the search in Google POI. Sounds a bit exaggerated, but it has proven very useful if you need to work a bit on the way and no Starbucks in sight. However, the feature of Google Earth is an example of form over function, as the map “improved” may be more difficult to understand at first glance a conventional navigation map.
Because the line of the A7 aggressively raked roof, rear seat headroom is tight, even for adults of average height. The Legroom is adequate, however, newly standard three seats through increases passenger capacity to five in a pinch. A7 hatchback design allows easy loading of luggage larger items that can not fit in the trunk of a conventional sedan. Official capacity is 24.5 cubic feet, but the reduction in the backrests of the rear seats increases the volume significantly.
2014 Audi A7 Engine
The 2014 Audi A7 offers a choice of two engines. The 2014 Audi A7 3.0T comes with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, while the A7 TDI diesel gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 240 horsepower and 428 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic is only transmission offered and sends power to all four wheels.
In performance tests, the A7 3.0T accelerates from standstill to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, which is faster than average for this class of car with a six cylinder engine. Audi plans a career similar speed of 5.5 seconds for the A7 TDI, making it one of the cars with diesel engine on the road faster. The 3.0T is EPA rated 21 mpg combined (18 mpg city/28 mpg highway), which is a couple mpg less than an all-wheel -drive 640i Gran Coupe. But you will not find a better fuel economy in this class that the A7 TDI, as evidenced by an impressive 29 mpg combined (24 city/38 highway).
2014 Audi A7 Security
Standard safety equipment on the 2014 Audi A7 includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, side airbags in the front seats, the full-length side curtain airbags and the front knee airbags duration. Rear side airbags, sensors front and rear parking, lane departure warning/help maintain a warning system and blind spot are optional or included with top trims.
The standard Audi Pre -Sense system can warn the driver, the tension of the seat belts and close the windows if a collision is detected, while the optional Audi Pre -Sense Plus can do all that, plus fully tighten seat belts and automatically apply the brakes full force to mitigate the severity of an impending accident. A7 Prestige trim also comes with Audi Pre -Sense back, using the brake light to warn the traffic behind the vehicle in a rear collision, the use of additional preventive protective measures if things turn critical.
In tests of brakes, 2014 Audi A7 Prestige with 20-inch wheels and summer tires stopped from 60 mph in 106 feet. That’s impressive, even for summer tires, expect a longer distance for regular tires and smaller wheels.