The ride height of coupelike A7 is lower than the A6 and the car is more firmly sprung.
As is to be expected, in exchange for its sleek appearance, the sedan also sacrifices some interior comfort for sportiness.
However, the A7 also presents the cargo flexibility of a hatchback.
Its 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 is mated to Audi's excellent eight-speed automatic transmission.
In our tests, the diesel version returned an excellent 28 mpg overall.
(However, keep in mind the diesel is under a cloud of emissions controls violations and may not be the best move to make as far as resale value is concerned.) The interior is very luxurious and features an available head-up display that projects information on the windshield.
The MMI interface adds a touchpad control for destination entry in the navigation system, which offers a Google maps display.
WiFi hotspot capability is also offered.