In the Western European media several photos of the Audi A7 test prototypes of the new generation appeared.
This has increased rumors that the model will debut this year. These claims are confirmed after the Audi A7 without camouflage was “caught” on the streets of Moscow.
The prototype has German numbers, with only the rear lights being slightly hidden. It is seen that the Audi A7 repeats the design of the new brand A8, which was introduced earlier this year. It is expected that both models will rely on the same plant and equipment. According to information, the new Audi A7 will receive 3.0-liter petrol and diesel engines with 6 cylinders. The sports version S7 will rely on the 2.9-liter turbocharged Porsche Panamera 440 horsepower.
In addition, the A7 will inherit from the A8, almost all new technologies – both multimedia and driver security. The car will also be equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system, which debuted in a larger model. The premiere of the machine will be held during the salon in Los Angeles in November. Sales will start in January, and in March S7 will be presented in Geneva. At the end of 2018, the Audi RS7, which will receive a chrysler drive from the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid, should be ready.