A7 2011-2015 Black Edition Review
One of the most highly acclaimed luxury car makers in the Indian car market is Audi India. The company has a fleet of fearsome and formidable looking SUVs along with some brilliant and enchanting premium sedans as well. Among the many superb options available is the Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro , which is one of their top class sedans in the country. The company has fitted quite a number of incredible convenience features in this luxury sedan, which will certainly astound the buyers. Apart from these, the company has also equipped this Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro with some very important safety aspects as well. This premium sedan had been equipped with a power packed exhaust gas turbo charged, common rail direct injection fuel supply system based 3.0-litre diesel power train, which has six cylinders. This engine has been skillfully mated with a seven speed S-tronic automatic gear box transmission for smoother and efficient gear shifts.
The exteriors are desirable and tempting as this premium diesel sedan has been endowed with a lot of incredible features. The head lamps have projector styled, powerful, Bi-Xenon lights. Then there is a unblemished front grille that holds the company’s renowned four ringed emblem. The front bumper adorns a luminous pair of fog lamps and there is an air dam as well, which helps in cooling the diesel engine quickly. The side profile is immaculate like the other card from the company’s stable with body colored door handles as well as the stylish external rear view mirrors. The wheel arches have been equipped with a modish and stylish looking set of massive 18 inch light alloy wheels. While the rear end of the car has been integrated with new LED graphic lamps and the rear body colored bumper is curvy and stylish, which is making the car look breathtaking.
The overall dimensions of this Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro diesel are quite spacious. The overall length of this sedan is 4969mm along with a total width of 1911mm . The overall height of this sedan is 1420mm and it also has a wheelbase of 2914mm, which is quite large. The approximate kerb weight of this diesel sedan is 1860 Kgs and it has a minimum ground clearance of a 160mm along with a boot space of approximately 535 litres.
The insides of this lavish Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro diesel sedan are done up with elaborateness and it has some luxuriant aspects incorporated in it. The seating arrangement is lush and the seats are covered in premium quality Valcona leather along with the steering wheel the gear shift lever and also the hand brake, which are all clad in the same leather upholstery. There are quite a few storage spaces as well in this Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro sedan such as a large glove box, cup holders, map pockets behind the front seats, storage spaces in the doors, bottle holders, sun visors that also have vanity mirrors to add to the comfort quotient of the passengers and many more such interesting features, which will entice the customers into buying this impressive diesel sedan.
Engine and Performance:
The company has fitted this marvelous diesel sedan with an Inline, exhaust gas turbo charged, common rail direct injection fuel supply system based 3.0-litre diesel power train , which has 6-cylinders. This diesel mill has the ability to generate 2967cc and has the capacity to churn out 241bhp at 4000 – 4500rpm in combination with a 500Nm of torque at 1400 – 3250rpm, which is rather thrilling. This engine has been skillfully mated with a seven speed S-tronic automatic gear box transmission for smoother and efficient gear shifts. The company claims that this common rail fuel supply system based engine has the capability to generate a healthy mileage in the range of 6.0 to 10.0 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
The suspension mechanism of this sedan is the highly developed Audi adaptive air suspension system affixed for all the wheels. The front axle of the stupendous looking premium diesel sedan is equipped with a five link suspension mechanism, which is accompanied by double upper and lower wishbones along with a tubular anti roll bar and steel springs giving stability to the front end of this sedan. On the other hand, the rear axle has been fitted with a self tracking trapezoidal link axle that has a wishbone type of a mechanism along with an anti roll bar and steel springs, which gives a better balance to this diesel sedan.The company has also fitted it with a dual circuit brake system that also has a diagonal split. The front and rear wheels of this premium sedan has been fitted with aluminum floating frame calipers along with an electro mechanical parking brake as well for proficient braking. Apart from all these essential mechanisms, the company has further added a highly advanced ABS along with a sophisticated EBD system as well for enhanced braking on any road conditions.
The list includes Audi pre sense basic, front rear as well as side airbags for enhanced protection of the occupants, an anti theft alarm for any unavoidable entry into the sedan, parking sensors for simplified parking of the vehicle, traction control for better handling, a highly developed ABS along with EBD and a brake assistant. Then it also has a sophisticated engine immobilizer and child safety locks for the rear doors, seat belts for all the passengers and several other protective aspects. This diesel sedan also has a multi media interface and a brilliant instrument cluster with quite a number of notification lamps such as a seat belt warning notification, a door ajar warning lamp and many other such notifications. Then this premium diesel sedan also has side and front impact beams for added protection of the vehicle from any minor damage. Then the front two seats can be adjusted in accordance with the passenger’s requirement, a keyless entry that adds to the safety quotient of this premium sedan. Then there is a highly advanced vehicle stability control system , a crash sensor and also an engine check warning notification lamp to warn the driver.
The Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro diesel sedan is one of the most premium and lush vehicle in the country. The company has fitted it with a long list of convenience and utility based comfort features. The inventory of this includes electrically adjustable front seats with memory function for the driver’s seat, a folding rear seat back, a highly developed start stop system with energy recovery, a sophisticated Audi parking system plus for front as well as rear parking assistance, front and rear power windows, an efficient air conditioning unit with four zone automatic climate control and air quality control, rear seat head rests along with a rear center arm rest with cup holders for the passengers to enjoy the comfort, rear air conditioning vents. Then there is a multi functional power steering wheel with mounted controls and cruise control as well that adds to the comfort level of the driver.
Pros: Loaded with incredible features, enchanting exteriors and interiors, a commanding diesel engine.
Cons: High cost of ownership and mileage can be improved.