2017 Audi A7 vs. Its Competition

2017 Audi A7 (European spec)
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.

2017 Audi A7 (European spec)2017 Audi A7
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2016 BMW M6 Competition Package2016 BMW 6-Series
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2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD2016 Jaguar XF
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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2015 Porsche Panamera2016 Porsche Panamera
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2017 Audi A7’s combination of sexy exterior style and healthy interior practicality make for a grand touring luxury sedan par excellence.
8.4
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.
8.6
The 2016 Jaguar XF may be made of aluminum, but it's no lightweight anymore in rear-seat space or nimble handling.
8.2
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.
8.2
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    
$68,800$77,300$51,900$66,900$78,100
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
Engine    
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    
Mid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsMid-Size 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
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
54544
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
quattro SportbackCoupeSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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