There’s a lot happening at Audi and after having lately showcased the new gen of the A8, it’s now time to carry out the A7. The A7 has always been a stylish car and has the distinction of setting itself apart from the rest of the pack in the Audi stable. Come October 19, Audi is all set to launch the second gen of the A7 and there’s a lot that’s going to be different. The carmaker has in fact teased the silhouette of the new gen car giving us a glimpse into what to expect from the A7. And from what we can see the A7 Sportback will drop the very distinctive design which made the A7 stand out amidst not just the Audi line-up but also amongst its competitors. It looks like the A7 will adopt the rear design of a mainstream car and will get the same continuous tail lamp design as in the A8 but the significant changes will come in the form of technology used as also active and passive safety features.
The Audi A7 Sport back will adopt the five-door hatchback body style that will make it more practical than the A6 sedan, a new generation of which is due in 2018. The A7 will be based on the MLB Evo platform which will see it become brighter, with a high level of severity. It should get engine options similar to the A8, so a 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel option but don’t expect it to get a W12 engine.
Assuming the A7 to make its public debut in December this year, perhaps at the Los Angeles Motor Show considering that the US is a big market for a car like the A7. Given the fact that Mercedes-Benz is readying the new generation of the CLS and BMW too with the 6 Series Gran Coupe, it will be interesting how Audi plays this bit against the rivals. Once again, the Audi A-7 Sport back will adopt a 5-door hatchback body style that will make it more practical than the regular new A-6 Sedan due to land in 2018. A small increase in size is likely on the agenda, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the car will be heavier as it will switch to the MLB Evo platform. Engine options should be quite related to those of the A-8 from, though do not hold your breath for the W12. A public debut is likely scheduled to take place early December at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Guess to see the Euro-spec model obtain its opening in March 2018 in Geneva. Further down the line, the already spied S7 Sport back will be back and it might bring along diesel engines.