2018 Audi A7 Sportback review: Road-going business jet

Introduction

Like the idea of having your own road-going private jet, but want to be the pilot as opposed to the passenger? You’re looking for a top-flight executive coupe. The good news is that this sort of car serves as a status symbol amongst manufacturers and you know what they say - war is the mother of invention. The new Audi A7 Sportback faces tough competition from the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS, but it has a few gadgets up its sleeve to try and one-up its fellow Germans.

Bodystyle: Four-door coupe Seats: 5              Price: From £53,995-£56,955

Did you know? Every Audi A7 features a 48 volt mild hybrid system.

2018 Audi A7 Sportback

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 8.0 / 10

The previous A7 was a runaway success and so Audi has worked hard to refine the popular formula. Boasting cutting-edge tech and sharp looks that’ll make it stand out in the business lounge, the new A7 gives competitors something to think about.

Driving enthusiasts might want to look in the direction of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe for a more engaging drive, or the Merc CLS for comfort as the Audi is lacking the goods to be the outright best at both. However, it does cover the middle ground and this will be appealing to some.

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