Audi a7 2017


2017 Audi A7 leans to the asphalt with twin-turbo

By Peter Fowler 31 Jan 2016

The new 2017 Audi A7 is scheduled to be released mid-2017 will get a striking new look and will be geared toward being a sporty, thanks to being wider and lower.

According to Marc Lichte, chief designer at Audi, the second generation A7 work has been completed, and the design is being classed as ‘radical’.

2017 Audi A7 release date

Audi has recently presented the Prologue concept in Los Angeles, and it is this that will determine how the new Audi’s look. The A6, A7 and A8 have all been developed simultaneously, and Lichte says that they will all look different from each other and from other, existing Audi models; the A7 being the most noticeably different. The basis for the fastback is the MLB Evo platform and the engine will come from the next-gen A8.

The car is scheduled to be released mid-2017.

Release date: mid-2017

2017 Audi A7 redesign

This next generation of Audi will be based heavily on the Audi Prologue concept, first shown back on 2014. Although the new car will look sportier and more aggressive thanks in part to the wide, low body.

The new car will get various aerodynamic tweaks, LED lights (front & rear), new fenders and redesigned grille. In the cabin, there will be a new touchscreen media system fitted.

2017 Audi A7 hi-tech equipment

It’s expected that the new A7 will be packed with tech, perhaps even some form of autonomous driver aid also; Audi have been playing with such a system in their test cars. Another great feature will be the navigation service known as ‘Here’, which is also available in the same spec BMW and Mercedes-Benz models.

2017 Audi A7 engines

Under the hood are a range of power-plants, in both gasoline and diesel; 2.0 liter fitted with an electric turbocharging system (326 BHP), 3.0 liter V6 (fitted to the S7) and the flagship V8 in the RS7, producing 575 BHP. There will also be a V6 diesel, producing 350 BHP.

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2017 Audi A7 3.0T
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection, supercharger
Displacement 3,0L
Power/torque 333 hp; 325 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase 114.7 in
Length 196.2 in
Height 55.9 in
Passenger volume 119.0 cu.ft
Cargo volume 24.5 cu.ft
0-60 4,7 sec
Top speed 130 mph
Competitors: Porsche Panamera, Mercedes CLS, BMW 6-series Gran Coupe
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2017 Audi A7 Release Date, Specs and Review

With its all-around performance, beautiful design, and upscale interior, the new 2017 Audi A7 is certainly a desirable luxury car for anyone shopping in the mid-size luxury segment. Its strong selling points include cosseting and quiet interior with top-notch technology, strong acceleration, a handy hatchback trunk, and impressive fuel-economy ratings. Its release date should be expected early next year.

New features added on the 2017 model’s cart include a more capable infotainment system, a revised 3.0T engine that now provides an extra 23 hp, a standard power-adjustable steering wheel, USB and 4G mobile Wi-Fi connectivity, and standard LED headlights.

Admittedly, the 2015 Audi A7 review we wrote was quite glowing and some of our ardent readers may find it difficult to see how the 2017 A7 may offer anything better. Audi has surprised us yet again with sleek add-ons it has invested on the new A7. It is now more appealing than ever, with its sharper trapezoidal grille and exhaust outlets, reshaped LED headlights, a new rear fascia, and tweaked headlights. Interior wise, the MMI system comes with a faster processing speed over the existing model’s. Also, the USB audio connectivity has been replaced by Audi’s propriety iPod cable. The changes have also seen an improvement in the 3.0L V6 engine output figures.

Other alternatives available in the segment include 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 2017 Porsche Panamera, and 2017 BMW 6 Series. Although no vehicle is a no-brainer in this prominent league, the better styled 2017 Audi A7 might prove difficult to resist its alluring amenities and technologies.

Audi A7 – Available Trims

Just like its 2017 Audi A6 sibling, the A7 is offered in only two trims: 3.0T Premium Plus and Prestige. However, the 2017 Audi RS 7 and 2017 Audi S7 are reviewed separately.

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Standard equipment available on the Premium Plus trim includes automatic LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, adjustable settings for acceleration, steering, and transmission, LED running lights, and adaptive rear spoiler, Audi Drive Select, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, a blind-spot monitoring system, a power tailgate, Audi Pre Sense Basic, and auto-dimming power-folding heated mirrors.

Interior wise, you’ll find a rearview camera, satellite and USB connectivity, improved navigation system, an 8” touchscreen display, a power adjustable steering wheel, eight-way heated power seats, a 10-speaker sound system, Google search functions, smartphone app integration, Wi-Fi connectivity, driver memory settings, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

The Prestige trim adds a heads-up display, LED ambient lighting, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, and ventilated front seats.

Most options come bundled into packages. The Cold Weather package, for instance, comes bundled with rear heated seats, and steering heated wheel. The S Line Sport package adds a firmer suspension system, special 19” wheels, a sport-themed outside styling flourishes, and the Black Optic package add-on that bundles window surrounds, high-gloss black trim, and 20” wheels. The Driver Assistance package includes a forward collision warning system, lane-keeping assist, a corner-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beam beams.

Available for the Prestige trim are two packages: Audi Selection package and the Individual Contour Seating package. Both feature extended leather trim, distinctive walnut inlays, memory and massage functions, 14-way power front seats, and upgraded leather upholstery.

2017 Audi A7 Engine Specs

A choice of two engines is available for the 2017 A7. You can either opt for the 3.0L supercharged V6 engine or the turbocharged 3.0L TDI engine. The gasoline-powered 3L V6 engine generates 333 horsepower and 326 pounds of torque, while the TDI produces 240 hp and 428 lbs. of torque.

During our own test drive, an A7 3.0T dashed to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, and 5.8 seconds for the A7 TDI version.

The A7 3.0T fuel economy ratings are estimated at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, which represent an impressive 23 mpg power bump over the existing model. The TDI engine’s EPA ratings stand at exceptional 25/38/30 mpg.

In addition, each A7 is provided with the Audi’s Drive Select feature that changes the steering effort, transmission shift characteristics, and throttle response through four different modes: Auto, Comfort, Individual and Dynamic.

Price & 2017 Audi A7 Sportback Release Date

Expect the base 2017 Audi A7 Premium Plus Quattro to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $68,390, and up to 73,950USD for the top-of-the-range 3.0T TDI Prestige Quattro. As for its release date, expect it sometime early next year. The vehicle can also be leased at Audi dealerships spread across the U.S.

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2017 Audi A7 Review

2017 Audi A7

Audi has a renowned track of delivering luxury and performance together. Germans are the masters of the streets. Whether it’s the handling, steering, acceleration, speeding or costume of the car, it is given a smooth blend by Germans.

Among the comfortable and luxurious rides for the present year, we meet the refreshed Audi A7. This luxury car was introduced in 2009 as a concept car. The car was displayed in Detroit Auto Show.

Audi A7 is considered to be the successor of Audi A6 Avant. As like A6, the Audi A7 has also been designed using the Volkswagen MLB platform. The fastback or so-called sportsback body style was previously designated to the A6 (C7) series. Later by 2010, it has been distinguished as a separate franchise for Audi. Besides the A6, Audi A7 shares some part of its exterior and interior with the A8.

The present day version of A7 is noted as Type 4G. It was introduced for general driving in 2010. Commercially, the car was launched after the mid of 2011. In some markets of the world, it was launched in 2012. The model line includes Premium Plus, Prestige, and Competition. Among the models of A7, there are sports model available as well. Those models are titled as S7 and RS7. They have a pretty sporty structure and heavily charged powertrain.

Besides the standard models, some limited and custom editions have also been launched in the franchise. Among them A7 Sportback Black Edition (2013 and onwards) is notable. The car was heavily distinguished on the basis of its looks and interior.

This executive fastback is priced as low as $68,800. The price is affected with the change in engine version and trim level.

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Specifications:

Engine Transmission HP Torque
2.5 – 3.0 L Multitronic

7 – Speed S Tronic

8 – Speed Tiptronic

201 – 340 hp 207 – 377 lb – ft
0 – 62 MPH Top Speed Body Style MPG
4.7 s 130 mph 4 – door Fastback 20 city/ 30 highway

Performance:

Hood of 2017 Audi A7

The standard engine offered for Audi A7 is a 3.0 L V6 engine. The Quattro® powertrain is standard for all the models in the franchise. It means Audi A7 is totally an All – Wheels – Drive car.

Besides the 3.0 L V6 engine, there are a variety of engines available for A7. Mostly the engines are provided on the basis of the market structure. As for the Europe, the diesel engines are mainly provided. And when we come across China, we meet the 2.5 L V6 FSI engine.

The sports series of the A7 is provided with a V8 matted with 4.0 L engine.

Generally, the TFSI® series engines are provided in the car. For the diesel configuration, the car is equipped with TDI engines. The standard configuration with the 3.0 L V6 engine has 333 horses. A fine tuning of the same engine is also available, having 340 horses @ 325 lb – ft of torque.

The performance is topped with a crisp of handling. The Germans are the masters of steering. Almost every next German car has the smooth and sweet handling. Same is the case is with the Audi A7. Every curve, turn and swing is smooth in A7.

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Exterior:

2017 Audi A7 Exterior

Audi has gone to a level where it distinguishes the body style of the cars by itself. The Audi A7 has a fastback shape. The shape more likely resembles a sedan having a stationer back.

The roof of A7 slants down to the trunk, making it a hatchback, but the 4 doors and a trunk makes it a sedan. Ultimately it becomes a sportsback or that Fastback.

There is quite similarity present between A6 and A7. But there are a number of aspects that are different in both the cars. The A7 utilizes aluminum for the front body structure.

The costume is made elegant with the incorporation of Full LED headlamps. The lamps are powered by the Automatic High Beam system, which activates the high beam when necessary.

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Interior:

Interior of 2017 Audi A7

Audi has crafted the interior of A7 with a pretty luxurious taste. Leather and wood crafting has been done on the hood, with fine leather holstering seats. The seats and the hood have the contrast colors. However, the base models have the same color on both. As per the reviews received about A7, premium quality leather has been utilized on the seats of the car. Meticulous Fine Grain Birch wood cuttings in various decent colors have been utilized for the doors and dashboard.

Features:

Features of 2017 Audi A7

A7 is equipped with FlexRay High-Speed Databus. The feature has been taken from the Audi A8. This is a driving assist feature. The FlexRay Databus has helped to transmit the data speed amid sensors and adapters swiftly. With a swift pace, the car responses quicker in toughest situations as well, such as on wheel slip response.

Another useful feature of A7 is the Head-up Display. The feature is yet an old companion of cars, because of its wide usability. You won’t have to check your speedometer again and again in the presence of this feature.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in all the models of A7. Sound, mobile connectivity, internet support, Bluetooth connectivity and many other features are supported as well. Navigation is also available for A7.

Safety:

2017 Audi A7 Safety

A7 is quite safe to drive. Besides the passive safety manuals, the car is equipped with a series of active driving assists, and some others are available on demand. Active Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Corner view camera, Pre-Sense and some other features make the A7 safe to drive.

The beautiful headlamps are equipped with Variable Headlight Range Control. The system assures maximum visibility over unclear paths.

Competitors:

Mercedes Benz CLS Class

The contenders for the Audi A7 even prefer the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Both the executive level vehicles have much to offer to their audience. Besides the luxury and comfort, the powertrains are distinguished with overwhelming engines. Both of the cars have a variety of available engines (dependent on the market). Yet, they both have certainly a similar standard, style, and custom. Ultimately, they both are manufactured by the Germans.

The Audi A7 could be a good choice for you if you are looking for agile performance and luxury together. A7 is certainly a class apart!

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New 2017 Audi A7 Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Audi A7 has enjoyed quite an impressive run in the segment ever since it was introduced six years ago as a direct rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The exterior design was a radical departure from Audi’s usual lineup. It was basically a BMW A6 but with a hatchback-type-tailgate and a fastback-like roof. The A7 became very popular in its niche owing to the fact that it came with an appealing design, advanced safety features, and an array of engines that also included the V8 engine. In fact, it forced BMW to introduce the 6 Series Gran Coupe. But even with solid rivals nipping its heels, the Audi A7 has managed to wade through the muddy waters of the competition to emerge one of the most sought after premium hatchback.

Some of the reasons that continue to make the new Audi A7 a compelling choice include an impressive fuel economy, top-notch interior materials, and plenty of standard features for the money. On the flipside though, the rear seat space is limited especially for taller passengers. But if you can manage to get past the backseat space foible, you can rest assured that the Audi A7 is a fine choice.

Under the hood of the 2017 Audi A7 Sportback is a powerful 325-horsepower – generating supercharged 3.0L V6 engine that enables the A7 hit 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and go ahead to reach a top speed of 130 mph. Despite the engine mighty power, the fuel economy ratings for highway cruising stands at 30 mpg – how’s that even possible! Those who’re probably unmoved by such a “meagre” power of the V6 can opt for the Audi S7, which comes with a brawny V8 engine rated at 450 horsepower. Still not enough? Guess what: there’s the Audi RS7 and the Audi RS7 Performance models that send a whopping 560- and 605 horsepower to the wheels. There’re other engines provided albeit not bound for North America.

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Interestingly, the 2017 Audi A7 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that gets substantial changes and redesigns, others include the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Let’s take a moment and ponder a bit about the Gran Coupe. Just like the model under review, the 6 Series Gran Coupe also hasn’t been in the market for a long time, having only been launched in 2011. It comes with two trims: BMW 640i and BMW 650i. The least powerful model gets a 3.0L inline-six engine capable of cranking out 315 horsepower – a bit less power than that of the A7. Also, it is competitively priced at just the same price as the A7 – $79,500. It’ll be interesting to see how the two outdo each other once available.

2017 Audi A7 Release Date & Price

Here’re the pricing details according to Audi: Audi A7 Prestige – $71,350, Audi A7 Premium Plus – $68,800, and the Audi A7 Competition – $76,550. The high-performance Audi S7 Premium Plus will go for sale for $79,900. Lease deals are also available. As for the release date, expect it sometime in the 1st Q of 2017 – so says Audi.

2017 Audi A7 Exterior

The exterior remains unchanged over that of the previous model – and which we have no qualms with given the excellence of the design language. But even with a superb exterior, BMW still went ahead to add three new colors and new alloy wheel designs. The hotter RS7 and the S7 also get new color additions. The colors in question include Glacier White, Sepang Blue, and Nardo Grey.

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2017 Audi A7 Interior Pictures

The interior got most of the juicier details unlike the exterior. Don’t however expect new upholstery colors and leather options. Additional convenience, entertainment, and smartphone app integration features were added. To wit, expect electric lumbar adjustment, front seats heating, interior LED lighting, inductive charging, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Available Trims

Three trims are available for the 2017 Audi A7: Competition, Prestige, and Premium Plus.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.7 in. (114.7 in.) Length: 16 ft. 4.2 in. (196.2 in.) Width: 75.2 in Passenger volume: 94 cu ft Cargo volume: 25 cu ft Curb weight: 424 lb Top Speed: 130 mph 0-60: 5.2 sec MPG: 25/38 mpg Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Dakota Gray Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Ibis White…

Towing Capacity: N/A

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Новая Audi A7 2017 — фото, цена

Audi представит новую А7 в 2017 году

Инсайдеры все же поведали широкой общественности свежую информацию о том, что свежий Audi A7 поступит в продажу уже в следующем году. Модель, принадлежащая к «гран-туризмо» классу, уже давно приглянулась автолюбителям, которые предпочитают плавную езду и невероятную роскошь в одном лице. В принципе, этими моментами всегда выделялась «семерка» на фоне своих главных конкурентов в лице BMW 5 GT и Mercedes-Benz CLS. По предварительным данным Audi A7 2017 года будет позиционироваться как новое поколение, а не просто обновленная модель.

Краткая информация об Audi A7

Дебютный показ этого авто перед преданными фанатами бренда из Германии состоялся в 2010 году. Презентация проходила в мюнхенском художественном музее «Пинакотека современности». Машина была разработана на платформе от Audi A6, а также платформы, которая применялась в «шестёрке», но как показала практика, на автомобильном рынке он расположился немного ниже А8 .

«Восьмая», разумеется, состоятельнее во многом, не просто же так её относят к luxury классу, то есть к представительскому. Одновременно с этим в ФРГ модель А7 ставят в один ряд с автомобилями среднего класса, но необходимо конечно внести одну поправку, в этом сегменте данная модель, разумеется, занимает почетное лидирующее место.

Внешний облик авто

Новое поколение модели A7, которое производитель Audi запланировал на следующий год, получит свежий внешний облик, улучшенный интерьер и усовершенствования в подкапотном пространстве. Приступим к обзору экстерьера Audi A7 2017 года. Теперь решётка радиатора будет более габаритной и покрытой хромом. Горизонтальная архитектура вставок придаёт экстерьеру машины оригинальный и современный облик.

Светотехника здесь также изменена: фары получили зауженный дизайн и состоят из светодиодов. Отличительная особенность — плавные изгибы по всему корпусу модели. Очевидно, что подобная конструкция скажется положительно на обтекаемости кузова в процессе движения.

Боковая часть Audi A7 2017 осталась прежней. Интересным моментом в новом поколении машины является её спойлер, с функцией автоматического выдвигания. Когда автомобиль разгоняется свыше 130 км/ч, срабатывает датчик и спойлер выдвигается самостоятельно.

Особенности интерьера

Салон автомобиля отличается невероятной роскошью. В отделке использовалась первоклассные материалы, включая кожу и дерево. Рулевое колесо, которое немцы все время стараются максимально выделить, в этот раз получилось более сдержанным. Руль имеет функцию подогрева, а также массу различных кнопок, для быстрого управления необходимыми системами авто.Панель приборов получила отделку, которая соответствует лучшим традициям производителя из Германии. На панели присутствует бортовой компьютер, а также сенсорный экран мультимедийной системы.

Навигационная система была усовершенствованна, на основе отзывов владельцев предыдущей версии авто. Теперь на дисплее «мультимедийки» можно устанавливать маршруты движения, листать карты, получать всю информацию о текущем состоянии машины, просматривать телефонную книгу контактов. Уникальное нововведение продемонстрировали немцы в этом авто — специальное устройство куда можно вставить SIM-карту. Кроме того автомобиль имеет точку доступа Wi-Fi и HDD-диск на 60 ГБ.

Технические характеристики Audi A7 2017

В подкапотном пространстве новенького автомобиля будет находиться один из трёх бензиновых силовых агрегатов или же дизельный двигатель. Две версии, работающие на бензиновом топливе, имеют рабочую ёмкость в 2.8 литра, а третий бензиновый двигатель и дизельный мотор рассчитаны на три литра. Дизель способен выдать максимальную мощность равную 250 л.с. а вариант на бензиновом топливе порадует своих покупателей производительностью в 330 л.с. Топливный расход у этих моторов равняется восьми литрам на отрезке длиной в cто километров.

Старт продаж на отечественном рынке и цена машины

Итак, новая Audi A7 2017 модельного года появится в следующем году на отечественном рынке. В салонах официальных дилеров, новый автомобиль, будет предложен за 3.5 — 4.5 млн. рублей (цена зависит от богатства комплектации). Ходят слухи, что вместе с этим авто будет также обновлена знаменитая Octavia A7 от Skoda. Уже есть информация, что для «Октавии» готовят обновление, но по всей видимости, кроме небольших изменений в плане экстерьера машина больше ничего не получит.

Audi A7 2017: фото

Видео: обзор, тест-драйв

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2017 Audi A7

Remember the Prologue concept that made its debut in during the 2014 LA Auto Show? Well, our spy photographers have caught up with testing mules that suggest it was a preview of the 2017 Audi A7.

Though the mules were under heavy camouflage, one can tell they are the second-generation Audi A7s. The elegant 5-door Sportback was launched in 2010 and had a mid-cycle refresh in 2014 but now the automaker is set to launch its second generation.

The new 2017 Audi A7 design has been termed as radical which is a first for Audi which is better known for their cabin styling prowess as opposed to outer beauty. Most of Prologue’s design cues will find their way on the A7 as well as the A6 and A8. The vehicle will be based on the 2nd generation MLB chassis.

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2017 Audi A7 Exterior

As I said above, the new A7 exterior design is radical. This is good news to Audi lovers. To start with, the vehicle will feature a modified horizontal-shaped single-frame grille. The grille will be flanked by a pair of newly designed LED headlights.

2017 Audi A7 Spy Photo

The Upper and lower front bumpers and rear bumpers will be larger and its intakes will also be bigger to allow the vehicle to sip in more cooling air. Its overhangs will remain untouched though. The vehicle will also feature new and unique exterior lines which will be wider and larger. The lines add to its aesthetic beauty.

The rear will feature new LED taillights and redesigned exhaust tips. The vehicle’s proportions and wheel arches are an indication that the vehicle will be an all wheel drive to the discerning eyes. Overall, the vehicle looks very aerodynamic and will be a hit among the young buyers.

2017 Audi A7 Interior

What Audi lacks on the outside, it compensates on the inside, a fact that has enabled it to remain competitive with their traditional competitors (Mercedes and BMW) who produce better looking designs.

The interior offers occupants a relaxing and comfortable environment. Audi has designed the new cabin to offer optimum efficiency without compromising its comfort levels. Fine leather is the standard upholstery here. A state of the art dual-zone climate control will keep cabin temperatures ideal. The seats are excellently designed to offer plenty of legroom to all occupants.

The dashboard will feature a large touch-screen integrated with the latest software and electronics in the industry. Expect Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports and wireless Bluetooth to come as standard. The vehicle will also be hooked up with an excellent package of safety features and driving aids including bolstered seatbelts, enhanced airbags, traction and stability control, blind spot monitoring, ABS among others.

We will let you know on more specs of the 2017 A7, once we have more information from the automaker or in case our spy photographers get better shots.

Engine Specs and Performance

A good design goes with an excellent engine. Audi will surely hook up the A7 with new and more potent engines. Though there are no official details at the moment, rumor has it that the vehicle will be offered in three engine options, two petrol units and a diesel engine.

The base models will be powered by a supercharged 3.0 L, V-6 capable of 310 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission system. This engine is expected to hit 0-60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds and a top speed capped at 155 mph.

A diesel engine will also be part of the deal. The unit is a 3.0L turbocharged V-6 which comes good with 240 hp. Those looking for more power can opt for the 4.0 L engine twin-turbocharged V-8. This engine is capable of producing 420 hp and can hit 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds which is pretty impressive in this class of luxury cars.

Price and release date

The 2017 A7 is expected to hit the market in the summer of 2016. As of now we don’t have any concrete information about the models price. Due to the new additions, the vehicle is likely to start at a cost slightly above its predecessor. As such expect the base price to start above $ 65,000. Higher trims will attract extra cash.

Competition

As you would expect, the names of Mercedes and BMW must appear here. The big threat will come from the Mercedes Benz CLS; however, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will also have something to say in this contest.

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