A few weeks ago, we brimmed with exuberance at the chance to drive an Audi A7. Our team described it as an “aesthetic endeavor” that more than delivered on its reputation. We were only disappointed by leaving the A7 behind – think of those classic coming-of-age movie scenes where the kids are gathered at the rear window, looking back at their beloved friend just to keep him in sight for as long as possible. Now turn those kids into full-grown adult men staring back at a luxury sedan. Kind of odd, but in a very endearing way.
If you haven’t seen the 2014 Audi A7, here’s an excerpt from our test-drive review:
“As we appraised the A7 outside the showroom, we can see why most auto journalists begin by praising its looks. In the front, the A7 is total Audi: oversized mouth-grille, signature LED light design, and a dismissal of curves and swoops in favor of sharp angles and flat planes. The A7 curves only when it absolutely has to, when gravity and inertia themselves seem to have forced a divergence from the cleft faces and steep descents of the aluminum and steel skin. It’s been said that the A7 is a car designed by the wind, a molten block of clay that cooled in a blast of arctic air and left behind the sweptback layer of aerodynamism.”
Recently, USA Today published a brief article that touched on how the German automaker added “beauty” to the A7 Sportback. From their perspective, the model that we drove sharpened the creases compared to the last iteration. This afforded the car a sportier, more coupe-like appearance than the look of a traditional sedan. They described it as “sweptback.”
Aside from its gorgeous looks, the article praises the A7’s power – an engine that produces 450 horsepower – as well as the technology that comes standard. You can read their brief article here, or you can take a look at our extensive review of the 2014 Audi A7.