Next-Generation Audi A7 Spied From A Distance, Some Things Never Change

Audi engineers are preparing the next generation of the A7, the five-door coupe from Ingolstadt.
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Thanks to our friends at CarPix, we can show you the first spyshots of the upcoming 2018 Audi A7. For the moment, all we have is the set of photos you can see in the picture gallery, which were shot from a significant distance using powerful lens.

However, our photographers will get closer to the A7’s prototype, and we will have fresh pictures of the car soon, and those should be much better concerning image quality.

The prototype is an early development mule. It is likely based on the ongoing model’s body, but it comes with numerous components from the next generation. Therefore, some adaptations have been made to make the new car fit beneath the previous model.

We already know that Audi does not plan to change the shape of the A7 significantly, and this mule reveals that the German company will stick to the silhouette that defined the model. However, the car will get an all-new interior, a new platform, and new engines and technologies.

While the general concept of the A7 will not be changed, except for a more muscular look adopted for the exterior, the model will get the new MLB Evo platform, which was first launched in the second-generation Audi Q7, while the next-generation A8 will also use that. The new platform will make the next A7 lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient.

Meanwhile, the updated range of engines will also bring more efficiency. We expect them to be borrowed from the upcoming A8 model, which will probably share a few engines with the ongoing Q7. The latter will also lend a plug-in hybrid version to its flagship sedan brother. The next A7 is not expected to receive such a version, but we would not bet against it.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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