Report: Audi A7 will match A8 quality at a lower price point

Audi Sportback Concept

Audi says that its upcoming A7 four-door-coupe will have interior quality that is equal to the new 2011 A8 when it goes on sale in the later part of next year. The model will be a direct competitor to the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo and the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Achim Badstubner, the brain behind the A7, told AutoCar that the model will sit between then A6 and A8, but will cost less than the A8 sedan. “In Germany there is nearly 20,000 euro (£18k) between the most expensive A6 Avant and the cheapest A8,” he said. “The A7 will fill that gap.”

The A7 shares many of its components with the A6 and A8 and will also carry a similar engine lineup when it hits Audi showrooms, Badstubner said.

We’re already looking forward to an S7 because we’re very greedy.

Audi Sportback Concept:

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar