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Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line

Audi
BIK List Price
£49,593
Audi A7 BIK list price
BIK Percentage
24%
Audi A7 BIK Percent
CO2
158g/km
Audi A7 CO2
Combined MPG
47.1
Audi A7 MPG

Review

Long gone are the days when upmarket cars were offered as saloons, with perhaps an estate version if you were lucky.

Not any more.

A proliferation of different body styles which fill niches that many of us never thought could exist now seem to be infiltrating the premium sector.

The latest is the Audi A7 Sportback, and its body style seems to occupy the narrow area between Mercedes-Benz’s four-door coupé CLS and BMW’s five-door 5 Series GT.

It’s the first member of the family of cars based on the next-generation A6 due in 2011, and is meant to combine the style of a coupé with the practicality of a hatchback.

Measuring almost five metres long and with a longer wheelbase than the new A6 has, about half the people who choose an A7 are expected to have come from another Audi.

The company claims that if it were to continue with only the traditional saloons and Avants, people might get bored and look elsewhere, so it needs to find new niches in order to maintain sales volume.

The A7 is a strange looking beast at first glance, and colour choice can make a huge difference to its proportions.

For the most part, it’s an attractive car with an appealing sloping rear, spoiled only by the occasional use rear spoiler that lives out of sight beneath the rear window most of the time.

It’s priced at a similar level to the BMW 5 Series GT, and A7 customers will be able to choose from SE or S Line grades.

 

Top Speed
155mph
Audi A7 Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Audi A7 Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Audi A7 Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £17,250
4 Year 80k : £12,775
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 73.94
4 Year 80k : 67.13

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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