These days, when you see an Audi approaching, it's really not advisable to place a bet with your friends on what exact model is coming towards you. They all look the same, so you have a good chance of loosing your money.
The A7 Sportback does have a strong personality though. The model inspires you to bow in respect when you see it. Its only visual problem lies in the existence of the A5 Sportback, but fortunately the major differences between their faces sets them apart.
We can also look at the A7 Sportback from the perspective of the A6, whom it is closely related to. The A7 imposes its visual aura using its proportions - compared to the A6, the A7 Sportback is lower, wider and longer.
The Audi A7 Sportback starts with a single-frame grille
that has six corners like that on the A8. As Audi has accustomed us, the grille is flanked by headlights
that express the company's thirst for technology. If you're willing to spend, Audi can gift your A7 with all-LED headlights.
Viewed from the side, the Audi A7 has much more than just its flowing, flat roof arch to impress. The aforementioned roof line
flows into the rear shoulders via a C-pillar that features a third side window. This has an upward pointing tip, aiming to remind us of the carmaker's way of being romantic in the late 60s, the Audi 100 Coupe S.
Below the frameless windows, which account to one third of the car's profile, sits the A7's waistline. Audi calls this a tornado line and, along with the fancy name, the company has also offered it a bold appearance.
The rear end of the Audi A7
has a homogenous form, managing to integrate a collection of strong elements. It all starts with the additional brake light. This runs the entire width of the rear window, as if it aims to connect Audi to Bentley's heritage.
As for the window itself, this looks like a natural extension of the roof and flows further down than usual. Only a thin sheet of metal separates the glass from a rear spoiler
that performs an automatic reverence once the car goes past 80 mph (130 km/h). If you please, you can also command the move using a dedicated button.
Starting the descend we find a pair of taillights that feature one of the strongest design ever to come out the Audi offices. These rely entirely on LED technology, with the exception of the reversing light. The final distinct element is a diffuser-like area, which marks the end of the rear fascia.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
There is one aspect of this car that strikes me beyond what I considered as being possible. I could not help but notice that whenever people talk about its powerplant, they are amazed to see a supercharger on an Audi. Allow me to explain that this has nothing to do with engineering, this is a thing of culture. Audi has had multiple noble moments with supercharged powerplants in the past. How is it possible for history to be forgotten so quickly?
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