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Audi A7 Sportback hatchback - Interior & comfort

The Audi A7 Sportback’s interior is beautifully designed and simple considering the technology available

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The A7’s interior is nice and quiet (though going for larger alloy wheels can compromise that), with an acoustic windscreen further filtering out any wind, road or engine noise. For the most part, the suspension is pliant and capable of ironing out most bumps, but it can be firm at low speeds. The optional air suspension is much more comfortable overall.

Audi A7 Sportback dashboard

The A7's interior is very impressive, although as a slightly older model it misses out on the excellent ‘Virtual Cockpit’ first seen in the TT and Q7. The dashboard sports stylish instrument dials and controls that are great to look at while also being easy to use. Every button you press is robust and well-finished – you can feel where the money has been spent.

Equipment

The entry-level A7 SE Executive features a lot of standard kit. Satellite navigation and twin touchscreens plus Virtual Cockpit instrument display, heated leather front seats, LED headlights, a power-operated tailgate, keyless entry, automatic headlights and automatic windscreen wipers are all thrown in.

In S line trim, you get sports suspension, Audi’s clever Matrix LED headlights, sports seats and a subtle sports bodykit. Black Edition models are fitted with gloss-black trim, attractive 20-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and an upgraded audio system.

The Vorsprung trim level was the range-topping trim for the petrol and diesel A7 models, but is now reserved for the A7 TFSIe plug-in hybrid and performance-oriented S7 and RS7. Used A7s in Vorsprung trim and new plug-in TFSIe Vorsprung models will have laser headlights, adaptive air suspension and more driver assistance features such as Park Assistant Plus.

Options

There’s no doubting that the A7 is a seriously desirable car and that’s reflected in its hefty list price. You’ll need over £53,000 to get your hands on one and if you’re trigger-happy with the options list, that price can easily skyrocket above £90,000.

Paint finishes from Audi’s ‘Exclusive’ range, a huge array of wood inserts for the dashboard and a fair few leather upholstery colours means the potential for personalisation is huge. Two particular options we’d recommend are a reversing camera and the air suspension. The former will be a great help when parking the very long A7 and the latter will make it a great long-distance cruiser.

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