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Next-gen Audi A7 could be longer and spawn notchback body style

New details are starting to emerge about the second generation Audi A7 four-door luxury coupe. Sources close to Ingolstadt cited by AutoBild are saying the new model will be a little bit longer than the outgoing generation and will benefit from an extended wheelbase which should enable a more spacious cabin with more room especially for passengers sitting on the rear seats.

Interestingly, it seems the China-exclusive A6L’s wheelbase will be carried over on the A7 Sportback, but obviously the design will be completely different as the new A7 will continue to look sleeker and considerably sportier, even though it’s bound to lose the distinctive rear end which made the current model so special.

2017 Audi A7 Sportback render by RM Design
2017 Audi A7 Sportback render by RM Design

According to the same report, Audi wants to position the A7 as a model between the A6 and A8 rather than just a different body style of the A6, so expect more bespoke features on the new model to make it stand out even further.

It is believed the A7 will also from the basis of a second body style which is believed to take the shape of a notchback, but it’s not known at this point whether this will be available right away or Audi will decide to launch it later on during the model’s life cycle.

Note: Next-gen Audi A7 render by RM Design pictured.

Adrian Padeanu

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