$767 per month for 39 Months
300 Hosepower Supercharged V-6
18 MPG City/28 MPG Highway
$2995 Due at Signing
Includes $1000 Owner Loyalty Rebate
No Security Deposit
10k miler per year
32,500 miles over the 39 month lease
Anything over costs $0.25/mile
$34,315 Purchase Option After Lease End
Taxes, Titles, Dealer Fees at Signing
MSRP of $64,740
About the 2012 Audi A7 Sportback
The 2012 Audi A7 combines the prestige, luxury, sporting dynamics and functionality that anyone would ever want in a luxury car. It was a daring move to integrate a huge tailgate on the back of a full sized luxury car. But the hatchback looks really makes the Audi A7 stand out from the rest of the crowd and this vehicle has become and instant success. Situated between the A6 and A8; the Audi A7 foregoes any crass or utilitarian feel. Instead the 2012 Audi A7 represents fluidity and elegance that was a welcome response from the public. While BMW has strayed a little with the out of place BMW 5-series GT and Mercedes cannot produce a good looking CLS; the A7 reigns supreme and there is a good place for it in the luxury car arena. The A7 has and will probably outsell the A6 from which the Audi A7 shares the same platform.
Back seat occupants of the A7 are not penalized due to the vehicles overall height, instead the hatchback design adds loads of headroom over the rear seats. Bordering on perfection, the A7 sports leather and precious wood rim on the inside; and aluminum parts on the outside and under the car. The Audi A7 Sportback also rocks tons of technology and luxury amenities standard. Performance is assured via a 310 horsepower V-6 engine. This is not a lot compared to the competition but enough to get you where you are going. Fuel economy is excellent thanks to the economical engine. The A7 gets 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. The Audi A7 also has a very comfortable and well-tuned suspension. Quattro all-wheel drive is on hand to ensure the car is stable at all times and the double-clutch S-Tronic 7-speed transmission shifts with ease. The price for the A7 is right at $60k but you can lease a well equipped example for a fraction of that price.
Exterior and Interior Design
Audi has made the decision to go after and satisfy customers much younger and much less conservative than that of Mercedes and BMW. This is the reason for many Audi cars getting a more sport design. Audi already has many other vehicles that satisfy those people in the other vehicle categories, but with the A7 Sportback; the low roofline is stretched over the rear of the car creating an impressive look without the car being that big in size. The elegant silhouette can still provide comfortable seating for 5 passengers. Back in the late 70′s; Audi had designed a 5-door hatchback called 100. But the public shunned this model and opted for a car with a trunk. But times have changed and Audi once again went for the hatchback look. And boy am I glad they did!
The interior is comparable to that of the A8. The dashboard is distinguished by its modern and high-end look and feel. Audi speaks of a traditional quality finish with an emphasis on the use of new modern materials. Clad in full grain leather, the seats seem to offer perfect ergonomics, but we found them a bit firm and the seats do not offer enough lateral support. All the buttons, screen, features and gauges seem to all work wonderfully. The Interior is comprised of functional amenities and luxurious features.
Engine and Chassis
The engine is the middle of the road Supercharged V-6 that puts out 301 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 engine is mated to a cutting edge 8 speed automatic transmission. The A7 gets much better gas mileage than other large premium luxury cars due to the smaller engine. Fuel Economy is 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
The Chassis is very sophisticated in its design in an effort to combine lightness and rigidity. The car features an adaptive air suspension and full time all wheel drive. The Audi A7 features a new electrical power steering. The wheels come either in a nice 18 inch rim or you can upgrade to the sport to 20 inch rims. There is also a great brake set-up featuring 4 ventilated discs with aluminum calipers.
The muffled thud and the closing of the door set the tone. The A7 will share the world of high-end luxury cars already inhabited by its big brother: the Audi A8. Thanks to the excellent driving position, smoothness of the engine, and S-tropic dual-clutch, the Audi A7 swallows up the miles all the while showing nothing but confidence and serenity to the driver and passengers. Soundproofing well controlled at both bearings as the air flow on the body allows and the V-6 TFSI has a nice tone. Against all odds, the A7 is agile, responsive, and well balanced. The A7 has the accents of a sports car which can be handled through the sport mode with gearshift paddles behind the wheel. But for the most part the A7 is a welcome competitor in the luxury car arena.
Instead of paying almost $60k for a new A7, it’s a much better idea to get a 2012 Audi A7 lease. Enjoy the wonderful silhouette of the hatchback design. The handling and ride comfort are exceptional; not to mention the cabin is quite as can be. The A7 has the fit and finish of a $100k luxury car and you can lease one tomorrow for a lot less than you may think.