Does high technology turn you on? Well, if yes then the 2012 Audi A7 will spin your head like a merry go round. The best part remains that base price which starts at $59,250.
Well, now that I have you all greased up already. Let me begin with the simplest of descriptions. A7 opened like a dream, the first time that I clicked the button, showing 24.5 cubic feet of attentively configured storage space right behind the second row, where the seating gets the similar leg room as an A6. Tall people, however, might not love sitting back there for long rides. Driving the A7 can be almost as amazing as is just staring at it. Audi alongside the corporate overlord Volkswagen, have made the turbocharged engine their sole hope.
2012 Audi A7 Front View
The primary function for turbo designers is to battle turbo lag. And let’s give the credit where it is due that Audi has done a great job of taming their turbos and it seems to love technology. Theoretically speaking, turbochargers are more like free power — their primary purpose is to transform some of the engine’s wasted energy into action.
2012 Audi A7 Side View
The a7′s super macho engine is more like a freight train. All you have to do is to push in the throttle, and the thing becomes stronger by the second. The rush is thrilling, even though the figures from the 3.0-liter V6 are not that overwhelming. I mean let’s face it, 310 hp/325 lb-ft of torque and 0 – 60 in 5.4 seconds).
2012 Audi A7 Rear View
Let me now tell you about the Audi MMI touch, a new touchpad interface that stays put next to the driver’s right leg on the center console. This new addition has done a lot to add to the beauty and elegance for which Audi is known anyway. It’s a 2′ by 3′ touchpad that lets you interface with the audio, navigation as well as the telephone system.
Another feature that you must know about is the Audi connect, which ushers the internet right into your A7. The navigation system displays Google Earth which is going to keep the passengers entertained.
Also, a free broadband wi-fi connection can be shared amongst as many as eight handsets in the vehicle. I believe it’s going to be a regular thing in the times to come, but as of now, A7 is the only car in the market that has a factory-installed broadband wi-fi feature.
Talk about safety features, and you’d be mighty impressed by the night vision system that uses an infrared display in the dash s as to help the driver see pedestrians even when it’s dark.
For what my money is worth, the Audi A7 stands out from the rest. It is not only sophisticated, capable and elegant luxury car which is fun to drive but it is also rewarding to explore. If you want to be genuinely cutting edge in terms of design and technology, this in a way is the mid-size sedan for you.