2021 Audi A7 vs. Its Competition

2021 Audi A7
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Audi A7 is mechanically related to the Audi A6, which prefers a more traditional sedan shape.

Sometimes you feel like a nut… The CLS-Class from Mercedes is a more direct rival and its roofline is similarly sexy.

The AMG CLS53 is a thrilling rival to the S7.

The BMW 8-Series “Gran Coupe” is larger and more elegant.

Its rumbling V-8 is hugely entertaining—for a price.

Same goes for the Porsche Panamera, which can rocket past six figures without warning.

The Tesla Model S is an electric competitor with great looks and impressive tech—if that’s what you’re into.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Audi A7 heaps luxury into a svelte shape like a great tuxedo.
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available.
It’s expensive, but the Porsche Panamera proves that old saw about getting what you pay for.
Growing old though it is, the Tesla Model S still looks and feels as fresh as when it first debuted eight years ago.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Electric
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
Premium 55 TFSI quattroPremium 45 TFSI quattro840i Gran CoupeCLS 450 CoupeRWDLong Range Plus AWD
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro Sportbackquattro SedanSedanSedanHatchbackHatchback
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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