I know I was supposed to be writing this blog article months ago, such as May 2018. However, I have postponed it with no reason other than being lazy. Interestingly, during this time, the Audi Mayfair dealer has closed down and the place is now a Metro Bank branch.
To avoid any confusion, Audi did not become Metro Bank and introduce a competitor to Apple Pay; Audi Pay, where you need to drive your Audi car to the card reader to make a payment.
Anyway, let’s go back to the Audi A7. It is brand new! It shares the same modular platform as the MLB Evo and its interior is exactly the same as the A8, although with less wood. The Audi A7 offers similar driving assistance systems to the A8 and by the time you read this article, it will be offering AI-based level-three semi-autonomous driving feature. This is a rather useless feature, because it is only enabled when you are on a highway (autobahn).
The interior of the Audi A7 is a squeezed version of the A6; you need to make yourself shorter to have comfortable long journeys on the rear seats. However, it is not like a coupe car, and the rear leg room is better than the previous version.
As you may expect, the A7 may tend to understeer, because the engine sits too far away from the front-axle. Also, the Quattro and the transmission moves the weight balance into the front and you understeer.
Everything is controlled by touch screen, which is really annoying. Audi have applied an oleophobic coating to the glass touchscreens and it looks really bad when you use them. Also, you have to stop the car to change a minor setting.
Overall, it is a new car, it has new engines, and lots of tech. But it shares lots of things with the other VW Group vehicles. If you have a family and do not wish to have a traditional family car, go for an A7.