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Powerful and efficient, the A7 is equipped with an all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine, which produces a wider range of torque compared to the outgoing A7, due to the addition of a turbocharger. The fitment of an exhaust gas-driven twin-scroll turbocharger, replaces the belt-driven supercharger from the previous model’s 3.0-liter engine. This advancement, along with a revised Audi valvelift system, results in +44 lb-ft of torque for the 2019 model, with peak production available at wider and lower RPM ranges.
The 3.0T engine, coupled with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, produces 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque at a range of 1,370-4,500 rpm, and can sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The S tronic transmission now transfers power to a quattro® drive with ultra® technology that is optimized for performance and efficiency. This quattro system with ultra technology allows for intelligent, proactive control of the all-wheel drive system to help predictively modify the torque application as the driver demands or the road conditions require.
Another first for the 2019 model year, all A7 models will come standard equipped with Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. The 48-volt system is extremely compact – enough to be stored under the rear cargo floor. Power is supplied from the 10Ah battery to a belt alternator starter (BAS). A conventional pinion starter is used for cold starts only. Sophisticated powertrain management software uses route data and information from a network of vehicle sensors, including the forward-facing camera, to determine the level of assistance required by the 48-volt system.
For 2019, the newly developed standard steel front and rear suspension for the A7 model line allows for both a sporty driving experience and more comfortable ride for long distances. The redesigned front five-link suspension with lightweight construction offers greater steering precision and excellent handling through optimized steering-rack placement direct at wheel centers.
Inside the A7, the all-new MMI touch response® system replaces the rotary dial and the conventional buttons and controls of the previous model with two large, high-resolution touch displays. Featuring both haptic and acoustic feedback, users can hear and feel a click as confirmation when their finger triggers a function.
The upper 10.1-inch display (8.8-inch on Premium models) controls the infotainment and the lower, 8.6-inch display is used for climate control, comfort and convenience functions and for natural handwriting input with whole-word recognition. Users can write a word left to right, or in one spot, and the MMI is able to identify each letter. A full keyboard can also be used in the traditional sense of pushing each letter or swiping continuously like on a smartphone.
In the new A7, comprehensive personalization options allow up to seven individual driver profiles to be stored, each with their own personal configurations. Within the MMI, each driver can create up to 32 “shortcuts” for easier access to most-used items such as navigation destinations or radio stations.
Also new for this year, MMI search is based on free text input and natural voice control. The system will auto-populate lists based on a minimal amount of character inputs. Natural voice control helps create intelligent conversation with the driver and responds to both commands and questions. Drivers can speak requests such as, “Where is the closest coffee shop?” to which the A7 will offer the nearest options. The voice control system processes questions and commands through both the onboard stored data and detailed information from the cloud.