Audi targets to carve out another niche in the luxury automobile segment. Following this aim, Audi introduced its four-door coupe 2012 Audi A7 at the 2011 New York Auto Show. All new Audi A7 combines the sedan functionality with sporty design of a coupe. The first model of this ilk was Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. New Audi A7 is based on the next-generation Audi A6 sedan. Two models share transmission,engine and other components, but the Audi A6 differs by the sporty exterior styling, a four-seat layout, and a large hatchback versus a trunk. 2012 Audi A7 features distinctive and progressive look that represents a sporty elegance in the executive class. The all-new Audi A7 takes cues from high art, with dramatic styling and bold features. A symbol of Audis craftsmanship, the sedan will join the ranks of icons in design and technology. stated Scott Keogh, Chief Marketing Officer, Audi of America.
2012 Audi A7 sets a high standard for design, performance and handling. The Europeans get both petrol and diesel engines, however, in the United States market the 2012 Audi A7 is available with just one engine: Audi's gasoline-fueled, direct-injected 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine, producing 310 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The European specification models have the Audi's S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, while the American specification models come with 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission exclusively. The Audi's quattro all-wheel drive comes standard on all Audi A7 3.0 TFSI models. Unlike European models, the American version is offered without fuel-scrimping start-stop feature. "With start-stop, there are several implications on the comfort side for the customer, and it's something we thought U.S. customers would not be too thrilled about," said Sebastian Mackensen, Audi's head of sales and marketing for the Americas. "On a car with a stylish design and a lifestyle orientation, we didn't think it was the right time to launch this."
The 2012 Audi A7 is the classiest vehicle in the lineup of the Audi. A7 is the perfect marriage of progressive design and sophisticated engineering. boasted Audi. The vehicle is available in the United States market with a starting price of $59,250 excluding destination charge.