Despite being quite long in the tooth at the moment, the current-gen Audi A7 is still a very pretty car. It’s one of the prettiest cars on the market, in fact. So we’re very excited to see what will replace it. Thankfully, we’ll see exactly what the folks in Ingolstadt have been working on this week, as the world premiere of the next-gen Audi A7 will debut October 19. Ahead of that premiere, Audi has teased the upcoming A7 with this new picture.
In the teaser photo, we can just see the silhouette of the upcoming Audi A7, in front of a black background. So there’s really not much we can make out but we can see that it will have a similar overall shape to the current A7. Which is a good thing. There are a few details we might be able to see but they’re likely speculative at this point.
For instance, we can see that there’s a shoulder line that starts at the front fender and seems to carry on through the car, to the rear fender, much like the Audi A5 Sportback. On this new A7, though, it seems more pronounced at the rear, giving it accentuated rear haunches. That makes it seem a bit more muscular than the A5 Sportback. What’s interesting is that it seems like Audi eschewed going with a sleeker roof to accommodate some more rear head space. Rear passengers will appreciate that.
We’re not sure what sort of powertrains will be available, as Audi has yet to release any official information. However, it’s not hard to guess. The base engine will likely be the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 from the Audi S5, which will likely make the same 354 hp as that car. There will also likely be a variant of the new 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that’s shared with the Porsche Panamera. Again, there are no official power figures but in the Panamera, that engine makes 550 hp.
Stay tuned later this week and we’ll have more info and photos.