2017 Audi A7 vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Audi A7 has much to offer, but so does the competition.

BMW's 6-series offers a Gran Coupe, much like the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class, and each offers a broad range of power and luxury options, though each is more an acquired taste than the almost universally appealing A7.

Porsche's Panamera is even sportier to drive, offers a slightly roomier rear seat, and is luxurious throughout the cabin; it has only its awkward exterior working against it.

The Jaguar XF has a different, but equally attractive, take on exterior styling, and offers impressive power and good dynamics, too, but is only available as a traditional sedan.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Audi A7’s combination of sexy exterior style and healthy interior practicality make for a grand touring luxury sedan par excellence.
The 2016 BMW M6 is a no-compromises kind of car for buyers unfazed by traditional sports car manufacturers. It's better suited for the streets than the track, and that's not a bad thing.
The 2016 Jaguar XF may be made of aluminum, but it's no lightweight anymore in rear-seat space or nimble handling.
The 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class looks great—inside and out. But a new E-Class and more efficient powertrains may outrun the potent "four-door coupe" sooner rather than later.
The 2016 Porsche Panamera looks like a sports car and drives like one, yet it delivers executive-level ride comfort and cabin appointments.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus2-Door Coupe 640i RWD4-Door Sedan 35t Premium RWD4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD4-Door HB
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
quattro SportbackCoupeSedanSedanHatchback
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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