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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin. We've had the chance to take

  • a look at lot of very cool Audis this year.

  • From the Q7, to the R8 on the track to the e-tron

  • But the A7 might just be my favorite one yet.

  • As always, huge shout to Audi for sponsoring this video

  • and for hooking up with the A7 for a week.

  • At first glance, this looks similar to the last gen car,

  • which is not a bad thing at all.

  • Take one look at the RS 7 and it should be pretty clear

  • why I think, this is one of the best looking four door

  • sedans of all time, but I will say that the A7 definitely

  • does step it up. Don't be fooled though, this car is all new

  • For example, the LED headlights look so cool,

  • especially at night. This also comes across with

  • the tail lights. So now they did run across the entire

  • length of the back of the car, but they're all LED

  • and they even animate out nicely when you turn your

  • turn signal on, it's a super cool touch.

  • The new A7 does share a lot of DNA with the A6,

  • but one of the big differences is of course that it is

  • a Sportback. Which means that there is a ton of cargo space

  • We popped the back, you'll see that we have a

  • ton of stuff loaded up in here. Now there are a

  • couple of camera cases, we have a bunch of random little

  • bags and accessories, what's nice is that we can take

  • all of this, and still have plenty of room for...Ken

  • and I don't know, people inside.

  • Get the A7 out on the freeway, and this is

  • really where things shine. So not only do we have great

  • adaptive cruise control, but we also have that paired

  • with the Lane Keep Assist.

  • So, we're in a little bit of mixed traffic right now

  • and what really impresses me is just how smooth everything is.

  • So the car is completely handling the throttle and the brake

  • and the steering is pretty much all completely automatic

  • as well. I do need to keep a hand on the wheel, but beyond

  • that the Lane Keep Assist does a really good job of

  • keeping us centered and more importantly driving smoothly.

  • So, I've driven a fair few cars that have various levels of

  • driver assistance and self driving capabilities, and while

  • they generally do work pretty well, usually you can tell

  • it's not a real person driving because it's not quite smooth

  • right, it's a little jerky, doesn't quite stay in the lane

  • quite right, it'll like drift back and forth. But, here

  • it really does feel like a normal person is driving.

  • The A7 is loaded with cool tech, take one look around this

  • interior and you'll see that Audi does cabins right.

  • Now you see this great wood finish that wraps around

  • the front, but if I turn the car on you'll also see that

  • LED lighting which goes all over the place.

  • It's actually really subtle look but it's nice to have

  • just a little bit of an accent here, over here, down here,

  • pretty much everywhere you'll look.

  • If you saw the video we did on the e-tron recently,

  • then this center stack will look very familiar.

  • So on the bottom we have a touch screen, which is mostly

  • used for things like the climate control as well as

  • a few system settings and on top of that we also have

  • a much bigger touch screen and this is used for navigation,

  • radio, all the kind of fun stuff.

  • This is also where you'll find the

  • excellent 360 degree view.

  • It is super cool to be able to see now from a top-down

  • perspective, but also to see a full 360 around your car

  • just to see, exactly where everything is, it looks so cool.

  • It's like a video game here, I can see from outside the car,

  • from inside the car, and that's thanks to a series of

  • cameras that are wrapped around A7.

  • One of my favorite features is inside the console.

  • Now that we do have Qi wireless charging, so you can

  • just set my phone down and will begin to charge.

  • But on top of that we also have wireless CarPlay.

  • It's totally seamless, and it is so dope.

  • There's also an upgraded version of Virtual Cockpit.

  • Now a lot of other cars are moving away from physical

  • gauges, but this purely digital setup with a nice

  • high resolution screen looks really nice, and

  • it's a big step up from my car.

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  • For big car, this thing actually handles pretty well

  • So, it is helped that we have those big 21 inch wheels

  • in those sticky summer tires. I mean, you get this up in

  • canyons and, it handles pretty well.

  • Which is weird cause like in my head, I know just how big

  • this car is, this is a very large Sportback.

  • Once you actually get it out on the road,

  • the size definitely kinda shrinks, it feels much more nimble

  • maybe not quite like an RS3 but close.

  • Man the drive is so smooth.

  • So, the A7 actually does take advantage of a

  • mild hybrid system, so there's a 48 volt battery

  • underneath the cargo floor in the back,

  • And what that gives you is just a little bit of extra

  • torque with the electric motor to get rid of any

  • kind of minor turbo lag, which I can't tell

  • if there's any at all, and on top of that it's

  • really cool because it allows you to easily start the

  • motor very seamlessly, when you're at a start or stop.

  • (car engine roaring)

  • (laughing)

  • Sorry, I just had to do that.

  • So, we do have a seven speed dual clutch transmission.

  • And of course it does a great job of sort of driving around

  • in automatic mode. But you do have the paddles, if you wanna

  • have a little bit of extra fun. I've gotta say, there is a

  • lot to like with the new A7, between all the cool tech

  • as well as just how well it drives for such a big Sportback.

  • Not gonna like, kind of excited for that new RS7 though.

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