The low-slung, sleekly raked Audi A7, derived from the excellent A6 sedan, belongs to that class of coupe-like four-door sedans that are sometimes called personal luxury cars. That often means there's more emphasis on styling than on practicality. That said, with its large, power-assisted hatchback and generous interior proportions, the A7 actually does provide a healthy dollop of practicality. The Audi also seats five people, at least in a pinch.
We tested the A7 with its ultra-smooth eight-speed automatic transmission and 240-hp turbodiesel V6, which is possibly the nicest, perkiest, most unobtrusive diesel engine we've experienced. Besides having plenty of grunt, the A7 returned an average of 28 mpg, a fine showing for a car this size. A long cruising range -- 565 miles in mixed driving and close to 800 on the highway -- is another plus. A big minus is that VW/Audi cheated on EPA emissions testing for their diesels; a repair for this engine is pending.
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