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Review: The new Audi A7 Sportback: The sporty face of the full-size class Four-door coupe embodies progressiveness in design and technology All-digital control system, comprehensive connectivity and mild hybrid technology Gran Turismo with enhanced handling and more long-distance comfort The A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language to a great extent and delivers on the design promise made by the prologue studies. The four-door coupe sets standards in the luxury class when it comes to progressiveness. It embodies a new style of Gran Turismo, with dynamic lines, systematic digitalization, a sporty driving experience and a versatile space concept. Dynamics at their most beautiful: the exterior design The exterior design of the A7 Sportback is an expression of the new design language that Audi introduced with the prologue study and made its production debut in the new Audi A8. With large surfaces, sharp edges and taut, athletic lines, the A7 signals dynamics and progressiveness from every perspective. Up front, the Singleframe grille – wider and lower than that of the Audi A8 – the narrow headlights, the boldly contoured air inlets and the flat front end convey at a glance the sportiness of the Gran Turismo. The headlights are available in three versions. With the middle and top equipment lines, the light signature takes up the subject of digitalization: 12 adjacent lighting segments separated by narrow intervening spaces evoke associations with the binary digits 0 and 1. The top version is the HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light. The Audi A7 Sportback is an athletic sculpture with a long engine hood, long wheelbase and short overhangs. Pronounced contours emphasize the wheels, which measure up to 21 inches in diameter, and reference Audi’s quattro genes. These genes determine the proportions of the vehicle’s body. The silhouette is defined by the dynamic roofline, which drops sharply toward the rear. Four figures delineate the sporty character of the large coupe: It is 4,969 millimeters (16.3 ft) long, has a wheelbase of 2,926 millimeters (9.6 ft) and is 1,908 millimeters (6.3 ft) wide, but stands only 1,422 millimeters (4.7 ft) high. As with the previous model, the rear end is tapered like that of a yacht. The long luggage compartment lid terminates in a pronounced, curved lip from which an integrated spoiler extends automatically at 120 km/h (74.6 mph). A flat light strip – a design feature common to all of Audi’s top models – joins the rear lights, whose tail lights are made up of 13 vertical segments. When the doors are unlocked and again when they are locked, fast-moving light animations play in the rear lights and in the headlights, highlighting the big coupe’s dynamics while standing still. The progressive exterior design of the new Audi A7 Sportback is largely devoid of chrome. The paint range offers a choice of 15 colors, eight of which are new. The optional S line exterior package further hones the look, with modifications to the radiator grille and the front air inlets, the sills and the front and rear diffusers. They are trimmed in gloss black and more strongly sculpted. Show car design comes to production: the interior The interior fuses design and technology in a unique way. The interior of the new Audi A7 Sportback dazzles with its futuristic lounge atmosphere. Its reduced, clean design language is based in a one-of-a-kind balance of tension and coolness. The horizontal lines and sleek instrument panel provide for a feeling of airy spaciousness. The center console is oriented toward the driver, underscoring the Gran Turismo’s sporty character. Four key values characterize the interior concept: progressiveness, sportiness, intuitiveness and sophistication. All colors, upholstery materials and inlays underscore the new aesthetic, from the base version to the design selection, the S line sport package and the particularly sophisticated Valcona leather. The optional contour ambient lighting package traces the contours and subtly highlights the space. The 10.1-inch upper display (in combination with MMI navigation plus) is tilted toward the driver. With its black panel optics and framed in a graphite gray aluminum clasp, it almost disappears into the dashboard when switched off. The body supporting the clasp is itself a geometric sculpture. The display’s user interface appears as soon as the car is opened. In keeping with the interior design, the look is reduced and succinct. All screen content can be quickly registered. Control at your fingertips: MMI touch response control system and online voice control Read More https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/the-new-audi-a7-sportback-sporty-face-of-audi-in-the-luxury-class-9512 Music Source: NCM Epic Music Ender Guney 2017 Test Drive Features Review "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
With more than 40 driver assistance systems, the new 2018 Audi A8 becomes the new gold standard among the competition. The video shows the Audi AI remote parking pilot, Audi AI remote garage pilot, manoeuvre assist, pre sense side, cross traffic assist, active suspension, elevated entry and exit and rim protection. If you love cars you should subscribe now to YouCar the world famous automotive channel: https://goo.gl/5i54Vg
2018 Audi A7, S7 and RS7 price, specs and release date New Audi A7 interior There are digital screens aplenty in the new A7, with a 12.3-inch screen replacing the instruments ahead of the driver, a large 10.1-inch infotainment and media screen, and an 8.6-inch screen that sits below it with haptic controls that customers will use for climate control and other functions. Audi says it is more refined than the last car, with added comfort and the option to specify either two large rear seats or three regular-sized ones. The car will also soon feature Level 3 autonomous driving, meaning – where the law allows – the A7 can essentially drive itself with no input from the driver, allowing owners to relax in traffic or on the motorway and let the car do the driving. It will also have remote parking ability, amongst a host of other options, including four sound systems, a head-up display, Matrix full LED headlights and four suspension options. Thanks to its redesigned window-line, the A7 looks taller than before. In reality it’s only a difference of 2mm, but it means the latest model has more head and knee room than the car it replaces. Interior Inside, the new A7 will be heavily influenced by the Prologue Concept but also borrow technology from the new A8. That means that the latest version of Audi’s Virtual Cockpit will sit in place of the traditional dials. Similar to the new A8, the A7 might lose the handy MMI rotary controller and replace it with gesture controls and a responsive touchscreen. Voice control will also be available so you can change the severity of your massage seat without lifting a finger. The new car could lose its physical climate control knobs and switches – replacing them with another touchscreen display as seen on the Prologue Concept and the new A8. That would reduce the number of buttons on the dashboard even further, making way for large expanses of high-quality materials and a more minimalistic design. Read More https://www.carwow.co.uk/news/new-audi-a7-s7-rs7-price-specs-release-date-3144 2017 Test Drive Features "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Custom ordered an Audi Q7 for the wifey with exactly what we wanted. Here is a review after 4 months of ownership. Likes, dislikes and overall driving experience. Also incorporated some major differences between the Q7 and the Volvo XC90. Overall I will say the Q7 is hands down a better driving experience vs. the Volvo XC90, however the XC90 is better in a couple categories and is also way cheaper the the Audi Q7 when equipped the same.
Pro Sense Side 00:00 Dynamic All-Wheel Steering 00:35 Rim Protection 01:05 Remote Garage Pilot 01:59 Remote Parking Pilot 03:03 Manoeuvre Assist 04:15 Cross Traffic Assist 05:42 Active Suspension Activated 06:06 Active Suspension Deactivated 06:29 Elevated Entry and Exit 06:39 All-Wheel Steering Activated 07:16 All-Wheel Steering Deactivated 07:35 Full Control Although the A8’s new chassis is good—there’s ample body control and isolation with the car’s standard air springs and adjustable dampers—the active-suspension models we drove weren’t yet fully baked. The optional Audi Intelligence (AI) active suspension, one component of a suite of intelligent features, includes an electric motor at each corner capable of raising or lowering that wheel via a torsion bar linked to the suspension. In effect, there are two springs on each wheel of A8s equipped with the active suspension: an air spring and a torsion bar coupling the wheel carrier to the electric motor. The motors and torsion bars eliminate the need for traditional anti-roll bars by enabling roll control as well as managing pitch and dive. The active setup’s most promising feature, however, is the ability to float the A8’s body over road irregularities. The AI system scans the road ahead with a forward-looking camera (Audi calls the function Preview) and turns that data into wheel motions that follow the road’s shape. Before the front wheels encounter an elevated bump, the body is raised to provide the additional suspension travel needed to absorb the imperfection. Then, as the car passes over, the suspension is extended to trace the road’s topography. Dips and single-wheel events are handled similarly, with the wheels following the terrain while the body remains isolated. The system provides 2.0 inches of lift and 2.4 inches of drop at each wheel, enough to make speed bumps and manhole covers virtually irrelevant. Closed-course demonstrations of the Preview technology were convincing, but we didn’t get to experience it on the open road. Even though the active suspension was fitted to two test cars and performed as promised to limit roll, pitch, and dive, the Preview function wasn’t enabled on those cars. Audi’s Drive Select system is standard and offers three driving modes (Auto, Comfort, and Dynamic) and also integrates control of the AI suspension on cars so equipped. The standard suspension is no slouch itself when it comes to comfort and control. Wheel sizes will start at 19 inches, with options up to 21 inches available. We didn’t sample the optional torque-vectoring Sport rear differential, which no doubt would have improved the handling. Still, we weaved the A8 up a road more appropriate for a Mazda Miata and were impressed with the big Audi’s grip and manners, although no one is pretending a car this large has any business attacking roads that tight. Steering feel, despite efforts to improve its feedback, remains as it is in most other Audis: laser-sight precise, but mostly numb. If Audi could elevate its steering system’s feedback to match its accuracy, it would possess the magic bullet sought by energetic pilots of every executive sedan. The company has figured out that a sedan this long benefits from a tighter turning radius and so offers dynamic all-wheel steering as an option. The system operates over a wide latitude depending on vehicle speed and other factors, behaving as if the steering ratio varies between 9.5:1 and 17.0:1. It’s the inclusion of the rear wheels in the business of turning that makes the real difference. Below 37 mph, the rear wheels turn out of phase with the fronts at an angle of up to 5 degrees, making the A8’s wheelbase feel shorter and shrinking its turning circle by 3.3 feet relative to cars without the system. Above that speed, rear-wheel steering angle is in phase with the fronts and reduced to a maximum of 2 degrees. A cone-smashing parking-lot demonstration proved that you’ll either opt for the four-wheel steering or you’ll do a lot more sawing at the wheel in tight spaces. Hit the Lot Mercifully, the A8 is as well suited to parking-lot duty as Kylie Jenner is to Instagram. The remainder of its AI features are designed to enable low-speed maneuvers in tight spots as well as parking in lots, on the street, or in a garage. Parking Pilot and Remote Parking Pilot enable autonomous parallel or perpendicular parking, although this system, too, wasn’t quite ready for prime time during our demos. During one parallel-parking attempt, we stopped the car manually before it executed autonomous removal of its driver’s-side mirror on a concrete abutment. It was then unable (or unwilling) to extract itself from the parking spot into which it had wedged itself—the automotive equivalent of a toddler’s sit-down protest. Read More https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2019-audi-a8-sedan-first-drive-review "interior 2017 Test Drive in depth Review Driver Assistance Systems" "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
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This 335bhp, turbocharged mild hybrid petrol version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo rival will be the first version to hit showrooms
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