The redesigned 2019 Audi A7 — which Audi calls a “five-door coupe,” but, c’mon, really? — will come with an upgraded powertrain, suspension and in-car technology along with a corresponding price increase. However, the return of the base-level Premium trim gives it a lower starting price than the outgoing 2018 model: $68,995, including a $995 destination charge. That’s $1,680 below the current lowest-trim 2018 model, a Premium Plus, at $70,675, including a $975 destination charge.
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Audi’s 2019 Premium Plus model will start at $73,395 — $2,720 more than a 2018. Premium Plus models of the Audi A7 will add a 10.1-inch upper infotainment display instead of the Premium’s 8.8-inch version infotainment system. While a front collision prevention system is standard on all models, Premium Plus models add rear collision prevention, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and even a system that can detect and try to prevent incidents when opening a door. HD Matrix LED headlights and high beams replace the Premium’s regular LEDs.
Prestige models will start at $77,295 including destination, an increase of $3,920. In addition to the safety features added to Premium Plus models, Prestige models can be equipped with an optional 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo instead of the standard 16-speaker B&O system. HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi’s new laser light technology are standard. All trim levels have standard LED daytime running lights.
Other upgrades to the A7 for 2019 include an all-new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 replacing the previously supercharged 3.0-liter V-6. The turbo engine loses 5 horsepower at a rating of 335 hp, but it makes 369 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 44 pounds-feet. All engines are paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims the new engine and Quattro combo will hustle the A7 from zero-to-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
Additional safety features are available as part of a driver assistance package. Also available at extra cost is Audi’s trick Virtual Cockpit system, complete with an updated version of Audi’s MMI infotainment system. Premium Plus and Prestige models can add a sport suspension that lowers the car nearly eight-tenths of an inch.
Direct competition for the A7 is sparse. BMW’s, uh … less attractive 6 Series Gran Turismo is similarly priced, starting at $71,295. It also comes with standard all-wheel drive, and BMW claims it’s a whole tenth of a second quicker to 60 mph than the A7. Those looking for an alternative to the Audi other than the BMW option will have to enter the world of luxury sedans and “four-door coupes” and their corresponding reductions in cargo space without a comparable reduction in price.
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