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Audi A7 Plug-In Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid

EV=24mi
Total=440mi
Range

Seats 5

21.6ft3 Cargo

L=195.9
W=75.1
H=55.9

14.1kWh Battery

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are the German automotive trio whose insightful, forward-thinking designers have set themselves apart from the rest of the pack by creating some of the past century’s most iconic prestige driving machines. The enviable niche these OEMs have built has consistently relied on a blend of three important qualities: luxury, reliability and performance. And now, with a growing concern for preventing climate change, they’ve added a fourth quality to their product lines: electrification.

The Audi A7 lives up to all the expectations of a luxury sedan in every way possible. When you’re thinking of elegantly-designed, aggressive-looking sportbacks, few come to mind as quickly as the A7. It’s strongly-creased side doors, sharply-sculpted shoulder line, sloping roofline and four frameless doors have taken Streamline Ethos to the max.

For 2021, Audi is offering a plug-in hybrid version of this handsome car, called the A7 55 TFSI e. With a total range of 464 miles; 24 of them pure electric, the A7 PHEV provides emotional design, excellent functionality and a touch of green, making it a compelling choice for the eco-minded. The A7’s sleek, aerodynamic exterior and comfortable interior create a perfect blend of sedan and hatchback, completely smudging the line between the two categories.

The A7 55 TFSI e comes in 2 trims: Premium Plus (MSRP: $74,900) and Prestige (MSRP: $80,250).

The stylish, electrified sportback is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, a 14.1kWh Lithium-Ion battery and an electric motor which combined, provide 362hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The PHEV's powertrain is paired with Quattro all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Predictive Efficiency Assist auto-adjusts driving parameters to help maximize the car’s EV range. The accelerator pedal’s haptic feedback and visual cues in the head-up display help the driver make efficient use of the car’s regenerative braking, which feeds power back to the e-battery. Charging time is 7 hours with 220/240V.

Because it’s a premium luxury car, you’d assume the A7 PHEV was built to favor ride quality over handling. But with highly-precise steering and a finely-tuned suspension that deftly absorbs road shock, it’s a cinch to maneuver. Test drivers say it has excellent “driveability.”

Beyond being beautiful to look at, reviewers say the 5-door liftback’s hybrid power and handling give it an incredibly smooth ride as well. U.S. News & World Report says, “The Audi A7 has exceptional driving dynamics. It feels agile and composed, even on tight switchback roads. The steering is crisp and responsive, and the large brakes slow down the A7 assertively. The suspension does a nice job of soaking up bumps and dips in the road, especially in models with the standard 20-inch wheels. The optional air suspension improves ride comfort further, and it even takes the sting out of rough pavement in models with the 21- and 22-inch wheels. Overall, the A7 is entertaining to drive when you want to hustle, and it’s still comfy and relaxing when you don’t.”

Car and Driver reviewers summarize their A7 experience as an “ethereal ride.” You can’t get much better than that.

The car’s advanced All-Wheel-Drive system provides superb traction in wet and dry conditions. Braking performance is top-notch; large disc brakes slow the PHEV assertively. For a luxury car, fuel economy is decent at 22/30/26MPG for City/Highway/Combined. Its MPGe (EPA-estimated fuel economy for hybrids and EVs) is 68.

A set of 20-inch wheels with all-season tires are now standard on the base model. 21-inch wheels are optional.

24.9 cubic feet of cargo space lie beneath the car’s rear liftgate. With the rear seats folded flat, you can accommodate bulkier items, like bicycles. One test driving team got two bicycles inside! The A7 offers more cargo space than any other large luxury car, and its cargo-storing abilities are on a par with more expensive vehicles such as the Porsche Panamera.

The A7 PHEV is equipped with a futuristic dual touchscreen infotainment system; an 8.8-inch touchscreen which controls navigation, the radio and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; and an 8.6-inch touchscreen which adjusts climate controls and vehicle settings. No more nob-based controls! Nowadays, operational menus are switching to screen controls that use haptic feedback – the subtle vibration caused by your fingertips making taps or swipes.

The cabin looks elegant and high-tech without going overboard. High-end materials such as brushed metal, wood, leather and soft plastic compliment the interior. Reviewers say the car has some of the nicest cabin materials in its class.

The PHEV’s 2 front seats are supportive and offer ample leg and headroom. The rear seats are ultra-comfortable and provide plenty of legroom, though headroom can be snug for taller passengers because of the sloping roofline. Noise caused by wind and the road are negligible at high speeds in the A7’s interior. When the Plug-In is driving in Electric Mode, it’s close to silent.

• Standard infotainment features include: the 2 touchscreens, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD Radio, and satellite radio.

• Available infotainment features include: a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster (Audi Virtual Cockpit), 16- and 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo systems, and wireless device charging.

• Additional standard features include: keyless entry, push-button start, a power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, and a sunroof

• Other available features include: power soft-closing doors, quad-zone automatic climate control, and rear sunshades

The Driver Assistance features in the A7 PHEV use front and rear cameras and an array of sensors to keep you aware of your surroundings. The available systems can inform the driver of potential incidents with audio and visual alerts and intervene with steering and braking input.
The A7 PHEV starts out in Electric Mode and drives that way up to certain speeds and driving conditions until it determines which mode is optimal for getting the best mileage. It makes decisions based on info from the navigation system, such as local speed limits, the type of road being driven and digital traffic info.

U.S. News & World Report says: “Yes, the 2021 Audi A7 is a great car. The A7 has a dazzling interior with top-notch materials, comfy seats, and a large hatchback cargo area. It rides smoothly over rough pavement yet still feels spry and agile around turns. Audi offers the A7 with a range of powerful yet fuel-efficient engines. Better still, the A7 rates well for predicted reliability, and it’s packed with advanced safety features.”

The A7 PHEV qualifies for a Federal Tax Credit of up to $6,712.

If you want a luxury car that’s beautiful to look at and environmentally conscious, and you’re primarily intending to transport a small family (3-4 passengers), this is an ideal choice.

Specs

Performance:

  • 0-60mph: 5.2 seconds
  • Seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Drivetrain: Quattro All-Wheel Drive with ultra technology
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • 14.1kWh battery
  • 16-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system and variable valve timing
  • Induction/fuel injection: Turbocharged/TFSI
  • Electromagnetical progressive steering system
  • Suspension front and rear: Five-link independent suspension
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Body material: Lightweight technology-multi-material construction
  • Drag coefficient (Cw): 0.29
  • Warranty: 4 Basic Years / 50,000 Basic Miles
  • Drivetrain: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • 12 Corrosion Years / Unlimited Corrosion Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components: 8 Years / 100,000 Hybrid/Electric Components Miles
  • 4 Roadside Assistance Years / Unlimited Roadside Assistance Miles

Interior:

  • Heated Front Bucket Seats including 8-way power front seats w/driver 4-way power lumbar and memory
  • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges include Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regeneration, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
  • Front and Rear Cupholders
  • Compass
  • Proximity Key for Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter
  • Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Release for Power Cargo Access
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC includes Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim includes Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert, Piano Black/Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver and Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front and Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering includes Carpet Front and Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Memory Settings include Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • FOB Controls include Cargo Access and Windows
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located in The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front and Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • HD Matrix-design LED headlights with dynamic turn signals and animation
  • Radio: Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System including Audi connect CARE, PRIME and PLUS (limited time subscription), Audi music interface w/front and rear USB ports (data + charge), Audi smartphone interface (wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay), MMI navigation plus w/MMI touch response (10.1" upper, 8.6" lower screen) and SiriusXM All Access service (w/3-month trial subscription)
  • Radio comes with: Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
  • Safety features include: Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS and Driveline Traction Control, Side Impact Beams, Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Audi pre sense front, Lane departure warning Lane Departure Warning, Low Tire Pressure Warning, Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags, SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, Power Rear Child Safety Locks, Outboard Front Lap and Shoulder Safety Belts including Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners, Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag, Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view Back-Up Camera, Top view camera Front Camera, Top view camera Left Side Camera, Top view camera Right Side Camera

Exterior:

  • 20" Audi Sport 5-double-arm silver wheels
  • Tires: 255/40R20 All-Season
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Power Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Cornering Lights
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Auto High-Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • HD Matrix-design LED headlights with dynamic turn signals and animation
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