2017 Audi S7 Release Date, Review and Specs

The new 2017 Audi S7 is a four-door superstar that provides a ravenous world-class performance car and at the same time offers stylish design and versatile functionalities. Highlights include a sublime interior, good fuel economy, sizzling performance, a handy hatchback, a sporty handling, and a compliant ride quality. The Audi S7 release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017 probably as a 2018 year model.

2017 Audi S7 blue color, exterior, headlights

Just as the S4 is based on the A4, and the S6 on the A4, the new 2017 Audi S7 is also based on the A7, with the only dissimilarities being the S7 is the high-performance version of the A7. See, the rational decision would be to get the cheaper A7 hatchback, which is a top-dog on its own right, however, the S7 offers plenty of thrilling features for the money that buyers of the A7 can only dream of.

2017 Audi S7 exterior, rear view

It comes with upgraded brakes and suspension in addition to the thrilling performance made possible by its 450-horsepower V8 mill. With that power alone, the Audi S7 2017 should be able to outgun most sports cars. Furthermore, it goes around corners with a more athletic verve. Besides its exciting attitude, the ride quality remains indisputably complaint and smooth and therefore is a great choice for road trips.

2017 Audi S7 front view, blue color, headlights and grille

It also boasts of sensible practicality in terms of cargo and cabin space. In fact, it compares to typical sedans in almost every respect in these areas. The material quality is impressive, and so are the technologies. Even with so many likable amenities available, the 2017 Audi S7 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that is capable of seducing buyers. Others include the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes-Benz CLS550, and the BMW 650i.

2017 Audi S7 rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 BMW 650i price starts from an MSRP of around $96,200. It comes with features such as a superbly crafted interior, a relatively large trunk, a versatile soft-top, and a powerful and refined engine. the BMW 650i 2017 comes equipped with a turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque. The EPA estimates its fuel economy to stand at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi S7 exterior, side angle

2017 Audi S7 Review of Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features available for the vehicle include a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, a power liftgate, a seven-inch display, front and rear parking sensors, an adaptive air suspension system, heated front sport seats, a heads-up display, keyless ignition and entry, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, contents of the Audi Drive Select, a rearview camera, a USB port, a fourteen-speaker Bose audio system, a navigation system, Siri Eyes Free, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

2017 Audi S7 interior, dashboard, steering wheel and lcd scrfeen

Options available on the S7 include an adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, a corner-view parking camera, leather upholstery, massaging and ventilation options, a heated steering wheel, passenger memory settings, and diamond-stitched leather upholstery.

2017 Audi S7 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

The Black Optic package available tacks on features such as gloss-black window surrounds, twenty-inch wheels, and body-color outside mirrors. The Sport package offers a sport exhaust system, variable-ratio steering, black tailpipes, and a sport rear differential system. You can also customize your Audi S7 via the Audi Exclusive program that has selections raging from custom interior colors and materials, to exterior finishes and paint colors.

2017 Audi S7 side angle, alloy wheels

Talking of colors, some of the exterior Audi S7 colors include Verde Brook Metallic, Velvet Purple Pearl Effect, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Java Green Metallic, Amalfi White, Aventurine Orange Mica, Dark Burgundy Pearl Effect, Morning Dew Effect, and Nogaro Blue Pearl Effect. Modest changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi S7 Engine Specs

Motivation beneath the hood of the Audi S7 2017 is a turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine that sends 450 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque to all the four wheels via the seven-speed automated manual transmission system.

Audi says the 2017 Audi S7 0-60 mph should be expected in 4.5 seconds. Also EPA puts the fuel economy for the S7 at around 17/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi S7 engine

Some of the driving aides include front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, corner-view camera, stability and traction control, blind-spot warning with rear-cross traffic alerts, and lane-keeping assist.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.8 in. (114.8 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.3 in. (196.3 in.)
Width: 75.2 in
Passenger volume: 94 ft³
Cargo volume: 24.5 ft³
Curb weight: 4508 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 17/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic, Alpine Green Pearlcoat, Amalfi White, Amethyst Grey Metallic, Andora Red Pearl Effect, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect, Aventurine Orange Mica, Aviator Grey Metallic, Avocado Pearl Effect, Avus Silver Pearl Effect, Black Cherry Pearl Effect, Brilliant Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Audi S7 Release Date & Price

2017 Audi S7 release date

Rumors allege its availability should be expected sometime in mid-2017 probably as a 2018 year model. Pricing hasn’t been announced but we expect a starting point of around $82,900.

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2017 Audi S7 gear shift knob, steering wheel and leather seats

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2017 Audi S4 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Audi S4 remains a top choice in its class thanks to its refined road manners and performance, understated styling, and confident. Additional highlights include strong and smooth supercharged V6, a standard all-wheel drive system, compliant ride quality, accommodating backseat, dynamic handling, and a standard all-wheel drive system. The Audi S4 release date should be expected sometime before this fall.

2017 Audi S4 side view, spy shots

The only distinct trait that distinguishes the Audi A4 from the Audi S4 is the latter’s extra shot of performance. Indeed, the new Audi S4 2017 comes with a supercharged V6 engine that produces a lethal 333 hp and 325 lbs. ft. of torque that catapults the vehicle from 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.5 seconds. Throw in a sport-tuned suspension system, upgraded and stout brakes, and nimble handling and you’ve got yourself a nimble luxury sport sedan with a little extra kick than most of its rivals.

2017 Audi S4 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Well, the Audi S4 specs are not only about performance and setting records on the tracks, the features and technologies the Audi S4 offers also warrant a closer inspection too. The Audi S4 interior, as you have correctly guessed, befits a king. It comes with high-quality materials, its well-appointed, and offers a commendable ride quality. Leg- and headroom space are ample as well.

2017 Audi S4 front view, exterior, headlights and grille

Unlike its A4 brethren, it isn’t a car that demands much compromise. It’s a lot more fun to drive, and you can also blow off some steam on the track occasionally. Similar to any vehicle we’ve reviewed, the Audi S4 also doesn’t lack a downside as well. Earnest nitpicking has sadly yielded one: outdated technology offerings relative to its competition. To rectify this, you need to get the Technology package, which of course costs an extra.

2017 Audi S4 side angle, red color, alloy wheels

One of the fiercest competitor to the Audi S4 is perhaps the 2017 BMW 340i. It comes with a nice balance of comfort and performance. The same could be said of the Cadillac ATS and the Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic.

2017 Audi S4 rear view, red color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi S4 Review of Trims

Two trims, as of this writing, are offered for the 2017 Audi S4: Premium Plus, and the Prestige. Additional specs on its release date.

2017 Audi S4 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Audi S4 interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

Accessories offered for the 3.0T Premium Plus model include keyless entry and ignition, automatic xenon headlights, selectable drive modes, driver memory settings, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker sound system, heated auto-dimming exterior mirrors, leather and simulated suede-upholstery, an SD card reader, satellite and HD radio, a 6.5” display screen, eight-way heated power front sport seats, a sunroof, the MMI infotainment system, folding rear seatbacks, Audi’s propriety music interface, and automatic headlights and wipers.

2017 Audi S4 front angle, headlights nad grille

Upgrading to the 2017 Audi S4 Prestige offers you features such as a seven-inch display screen, Audi Connect telematics, a CD player, a navigation system, a fourteen-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a rearview camera, a color driver information center, rear parking sensors, and voice controls.

2017 Audi S4 interior, leather front seats

Available options for the two trim models include gloss-black exterior trim, nineteen-inch dark gray wheels, premium leather upholstery, adaptive dampers, a torque-vectoring sport rear differential, and rear side airbags.

Specifications

2017 Audi S4 auto show, front view, blue color, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 110.6 in
Length: 185.71 in
Width: 71.9 in
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 12.4 ft³
Curb weight: 3583 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 4.9 sec.
MPG: 18/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic…

2017 Audi S4 Engine Specs

2017 Audi S4 engine view

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Audi S4 is a supercharged 3.3L V6 engine good for 333 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. Standard systems include the six-speed manual transmission and the all-wheel drive system.

The car’s cornering balance can be improved by the available sport differential which distributes torque between wheels.

2017 Audi S4 engine

Things are impressive on the track as well. The 2017 Audi S4 with the manual transmission zoomed from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Quick, no doubt, but both the Mercedes C400 and the BMW 340i can easily beat it. With the automated manual, expect a swift 4.5 seconds.

Fuel economy stands at 18/28/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the S Tronic, and 17/26/20 mpg with the manual.

2017 Audi S4 Release Date & Price

2017 Audi S4 release date

Rumors allege the new model will most likely go for sale for an MSRP starting from 49,200 sometime before this fall.

Exterior Audi S4 colors: Ibis White, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Sepang Blue Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Brilliant Black, and Misano Red Pearl Effect.

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2017 Audi S4 side view, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Audi S4 exterior, side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Audi S4 exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Audi S4 interior, gear shift knob

2017 Audi S4 trunk

2017 Audi A4 – Release Date, Review and Specs

More driver assistance technologies, better fuel economy, and more power, combined with an enjoyable handling and an attractive interior will undoubtedly keep the 2017 Audi A4 atop of its class. Other highlights include more interior space, and upscale materials. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Audi A4 side angle, alloy wheels

The changes the new model comes with are subtle and you’d need to put the outgoing model aside it to discern design changes, however, the 201 model is fully redesigned under the panels. Several performance tweaks have also been effected and the A4 now offers a better handling and steering precision that will enable it firm up its sporting credentials.

2017 Audi A4 rear view, taillights, white color, alloy wheels

A new package of safety and driver assistance technologies will be offered, notably upgrades to the adaptive cruise control system, steering and braking. Others include parking assist, forward collision warning and rear-cross traffic alert.

2017 Audi A4 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Audi still continues with its long tradition of offering a fit-and-finish and luxury grade materials to its cabin. The standard 7-incg touchscreen interface has been replaced by the more intuitive and driver-centric 8.3-inch display with Wi-Fi and navigation. Also, the conventional analog dashboard has been replaced by the optional 12.3” LCD Virtual Cockpit screen that is able to display a customized set of a large navigation map, trip and vehicle information, and gauges.

2017 Audi A4 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

When it comes to practicality, the cabin now offers more leg- and headroom due to the added body dimensions that have added some breathing room in its interior. Its interior is crisp and offers a beautiful stance just like in the outgoing model. There is a choice of either 17/18” wheels, and the exterior grille has a blunted nose that also help the A4 preserve its swagger.

2017 Audi A4 side view, alloy wheels, yellow color, taillights

2017 Audi A4 Engine Specs

Inspiration for the new 2017 Audi A4 is offered by a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine good for 248 hp and 273 lbs. ft. of torque – a power bump of about 15 pounds-ft. of torque and 32 horsepower.

Plans are underway to offer a four-cylinder 2.0L diesel engine for the first time in its history, however, there have been some concerns about its fuel emissions that, according to Audi, could further delay it.

Both engines will be offered with a standard front-wheel drive, as is the seven-speed automatic transmission system. And just like in the outgoing model, a Quattro all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

2017 Audi A4 engine

Although the fuel economy estimates are yet to be announced by EPA, Audi hopes the lighter weight and more aerodynamic exterior will aid it improve on its existing ratings that stand at 25 mpg combined. We’re still compiling more data on its top speed, so check back for more updates.

Its however impossible to ignore the excellence of its rivals, as appealing as the A4 is. Of course, the usual suspects include the 2017 Acura TLX, the Cadillac ATS, the BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50 2017, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Offered Trims – Audi A4

2017 Audi A4 front view, headlights, grille, exterior, blue color

Two trims – Premium and Premium Plus – are offered for the 2017 Audi A4. Both the high-performance Audi S4 and Allroad Wagon reviews are offered separately.

Exterior Photos & 2017 Audi A4 Interior Review

2017 Audi A4 interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen, steering wheel

Standard accessories and changes offered for the A4 2.0T Premium model include LED taillights and accents, a 6.5” display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, satellite and HD radio, automatic tri-zone climate control, “S Line” sport styling credentials, a folding rear 60/40-split seatback, a CD player, a leather upholstery, cruise control, 17” wheels, power-eight-way seats, automatic xenon headlights, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, a 10-speaker sound system, Audi’s propriety digital audio interface, and foglights.

2017 Audi A4 auto show, front view, headlights and grille

The A4 Premium Plus trim model offers a black cloth headliner, front sport seats, 19” wheels, a black rear diffuser, a sport shift knob, adjustable driver settings, flat-bottomed steering wheel, a body-color rear spoiler, a rearview camera, synthetic suede/leather upholstery, and piano black interior displays.

2017 Audi A4 interior, learher rear seats

As is Audi’s tradition, many packages, colors, and standalone options are also offered, but the contents should be waited on its release date. So, keep checking the post for future updates.

2017 Audi A4 Price & Release Date

2017 Audi A4 Release date

The A4 release date should be expected in early 2017. When it comes to pricing, the A4 Premium trim model should be expected to ring in for less than $40,000, and an MSRP starting from about $50,000 for a decently optioned A4.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 5.1 in. (185.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.9 in. (71.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 13.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3583 lbs.
Top Speed: 145-155 mph
0-60: 5.6-7.6
MPG: 22/31 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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2017 Audi A4 side view, yellow color, alloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Audi A4 interior, gear shift knob

2017 Audi Q5 – Release Date, Review and Specs

The 2017 Audi Q5 is fun-to-drive, stylish and luxurious and is offered in a dizzying amount of powertrains. And even despite its age, the Q5 seems to be aging gracefully with its list of appealing features such as top-notch interior craftsmanship, sporty handling, a refined driving character, TDI and hybrid’s impressive fuel economy, amazing acceleration, and solid performance figures. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of 2017.

2017 Audi Q5 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

There is no denying that crossover demand has shot through the roof everywhere in the world, even here in the U.S where sedans have been overtaken by the high-riding vehicles. Audi, just like other automakers, is racing to launch new SUVs in the market, and it is doing so with its Q lineup (Q2, Q6, and Q8).

2017 Audi Q5 exterior, rear view, taillights

Additionally, the Q5 remains a standout in its category owing to its high-quality construction, specious seating, and timeless exterior styling. It might actually be tempting to conclude that the Audi Q5 2017 hasn’t aged a day.

2017 Audi Q5 exterior, front view, headlights and grille

In reality, though, the Audi Q5 2017 is actually an aging star, and the automaker can’t completely hide the fact that it has gotten beaten up in years. Some of the results of these are a firm ride, lack of current safety technologies, no USB connectivity, and the control layout is rather compromised. Safety technologies, for instance, are dated and the Q5 lacks technologies such as automatic braking, surround-view cameras, adaptive cruise control and Forward collision and mitigation.

2017 Audi Q5 side view, silver color, alloy wheels

But even so, the new 2017 Audi Q5 may have been around for quite some time, but it still got a lot left in the tank. Rivals you could check out include the Porsche Macan, 2017 Acura RDX, and the BMW X3 for 2017.

Trim Options – 2017 Audi Q5

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The new five-passenger Audi Q5 2017 is offered in a whopping seven trims ranging from the sprightly equipped 2.0T Premium to the fully-loaded 2.0T Hybrid Prestige, and 3.0 TDI Prestige, 3.0 TDI Premium Plus, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, and the 3.0 TDI Prestige in between.

2017 Audi Q5 Exterior Photos & Interior Review

2017 Audi Q5 interior, dashboard, lcd screen

Standard accessories offered for the base 2017 Audi Q5 model include a power liftgate, 18” wheels, automatic tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a telescopic and tilt leather wrapped steering wheel, xenon headlights, MMI interface, a leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, satellite and HD radio, 40/20/40-split foldable rear reclining and sliding seats, eight-way power front seats, LED taillights and running lights, a 10-speaker premium audio speaker, and a CD player.

2017 Audi Q5 front angle, headlights and grille

Opting for the Q5 2.0T Premium Plus trim model gets you a rearview auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry and ignition, trunk-edge trim, aluminum door sills, heated front seats, power-folding and auto-diming exterior mirrors, and driver memory settings.

2017 Audi Q5 interior, leather seats

The Q5 3.0T Prestige tacks on a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi connect online services, rear door sunshades, a heated and cooled cupholders, a navigation system, a rearview camera, a trip computer, mobile Wi-Fi capability, and console mounted dash controls.

The Q5 3.0T TDI Premium Plus upgrades with S line headlight washers and exterior trim, full leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, 360-degree rearview camera, unique 19” wheels, and an upgraded sound system.

2017 Audi Q5 trunk

Finally, the Q5 2.0T Hybrid Prestige comes with hybrid specific instrumentation and badging, different 19” wheels, distinct exterior colors, and all the accessories offered on the base model. More details should be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi Q5 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is the all-wheel drive in all 2017 Audi Q5 models.

Both the 2.0T Premium and its Plus sibling come fitted with a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 258 lbs. ft. of torque and 220 hp. Fuel consumption is rated at 28/20/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while 0-60 mph acceleration is estimated to take about 6.7 seconds.

2017 Audi Q5 engine

The Q5 3.0T trim models get a 272- horsepower- and 295 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.0L supercharged V6 engine. This mill is also offered with an automatic stop-start system that saves fuel by shutting off the engine every time the vehicle comes to a halt.

2017 Audi Q5 engine view

Opting for the Q5 3.0 TDI offers a 240-hp- and 428 pounds-ft. of torque – generating turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 engine. Here the fuel economy ratings stand at 31/24/27 mpg.

Finally, the Q5 Hybrid mates the base engine with a 54-hp electric motor and a battery pack for a total output capped at 350 pounds-ft. of torque and 245 horsepower.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 29.1 cu.ft
Maximum cargo capacity: 57.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4475 lbs
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 5,8 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Lava Gray Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4400 lbs

2017 Audi Q5 Price Estimate & Release Date

2017 Audi Q5 Release date

It is expected the new 2017 Audi Q5 will go for sale sometime in the middle of next year. How much will it go for sale for? Rumors allege the Q5 Diesel will offer an MSRP starting from $48,100, $52,500 for the Q5 Hybrid, and $40,900 for the Q5 SUV.

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2017 Audi Q5 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

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New 2017 Audi A3 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The 2017 Audi A3 is upscale and fun to drive. It offers a superior cabin quality and design, ample standard equipment, fuel-efficient and punchy engines, top crash test scores, and nimble handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year, at least according to rumors going round in the internet. 

2017 Audi A3 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

This will be the third year of production for both of Audi’s Convertible and compact sedan, and Audi promises an even better performance and luxury. And just like the models before it, Audi hopes to strike a long-lasting chord with buyers who appreciate its pricing and relatively modest dimensions.

2017 Audi A3 exterior, white color, rear view, taillights

But what makes the A3 a standout? The A3, according to Audi, is able to deliver authentic Audi performance, quality, and style by capturing the essence of the brand despite its affordability. Indeed, the only foibles that seem to slow it down in its segment is the modest cargo and passenger space. The convertible even makes things even worse with its tight backseat and cargo spaces that are greatly underwhelming especially if you have loads of cargo to haul.

2017 Audi A3 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

On the upside, though, there is nothing else on the A3 to gripe about. It has a lot to offer, even if you’re not on budget. It offers a sharper handling, a well-equipped cabin, strong fuel economy figures, and a peppy handling. While the A3 may be hard to beat, there are several rivals nipping at its heels.

2017 Audi A3 rear view, alloy wheels, taillights

These include the Lexus IS 250, the stylish Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan, the BMW 2 Series, and 2017 the Acura ILX. The new 2017 Audi A3 is the best of the breed, nevertheless, especially if your lifestyle calls for a genuine car in a tidy little wrapper.

Audi A3 – Available Trims

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The two-door convertible or four-door compact sedan with a seating capacity for four people is available in Prestige, 2.0T Premium Plus, and 1.8T Premium trims. The 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review is offered elsewhere on this blog.

Exterior Photos & 2017 Audi A3 Interior Review

2017 Audi A3 front angle, headlights and grille

The base A3 Premium trim model offers heated mirrors and windshield-washer nozzles, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, LED running lights, 17” alloy wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic xenon headlights, satellite radio, a ten-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a power-retractable display, a panoramic sunroof, an SD card slot, a CD player, a leather upholstery, and automatic wipers.

2017 Audi A3 steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob, steering wheel

Opting for the A3 Premium Plus gets you a four-way power lumbar, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, 18” wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, an eight-way power passenger seat, and Audi’s propriety digital music interface.

2017 Audi A3 interior, rear seats

Several packages are offered for the top-of-the-line A3 Prestige trim model including the Technology package (mobile app integration, a color trip computer, an improved display, mobile 4G LTE connectivity, Bang & Olufsen sound system, lane-departure warning system, a navigation system, voice controls, and an upgraded MMI system). The “S line” exterior appearance package adds an adaptive cruise control, power folding exterior mirrors, forward collision mitigation system, and an adaptive cruise control.

2017 Audi A3 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Standalone options include an 18” wheels, unique interior colors, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, Audi music interface, rear side airbags, a black cloth headliner, and adjustable vehicle settings. The Sport package is also available for 2017, though, the contents are unknown as of this writing. We should however look forward for this and more surprises at its release date.

2017 Audi A3 Engine Specs

2017 Audi A3 engine

Inspiration for the Audi A3 is offered by the turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine under the hood of the base engine, which is rated at 170 hp and 200 lbs. ft. of torque. Optionally offered for both sedan and convertible is the 2.0 TFSI engine good for 220 horsepower and 258 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 Audi A3 engine view

Finally, the Prestige checks in with a turbocharged 2.0L diesel four-cylinder engine rated at 150 horsepower and 236 pounds-ft. of torque. It comes mated to an AWD system and needs 8.3 seconds for a 0-60 zip. According to EPA, expect the TDI to return 31/43/36 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Its top speed is estimated at around 160mph.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 102.2 in
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 77.2 in
Passenger volume: 79 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3634 lb
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 31/43 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Red , Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic, Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Release Date & 2017 Audi A3 Price

2017 Audi A3 Release date

MSRP for the A3 Convertible starts at $36,600, $33,200 for the A3 Diesel, and $30,900 for the A3 Sedan. Speculations allege it will go for sale sometime in the middle of next year.

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2017 Audi A3 front view, white color, headlights and grille

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2017 Audi A3 front view, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

2017 Audi A3 side view, alloy wheels

2017 Audi A3 side view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Audi R8 Release Date, News and Rumors

For 2017, the new Audi R8 offers lots of reasons why it should be on every exotic sports car enthusiast’s priority list. Some features and technologies that undoubtedly make it a top pick for a high-end sports car include an awesome acceleration, an easy-to-drive character, an innovative infotainment system, an exquisitely trimmed cabin, and stylish design. The Audi R8 release date should be expected sometime mid-or late this year (2016) as a 2017 year model.

2017 Audi R8 blue color, alloy wheels

There are so many features and technologies the redesigned R8 comes equipped with. The exterior looks elegant, the interior stylish and bespoke, and the performance simply exhilarating. Yet, it isn’t the only vehicle that has undergone a full redesign. There are awful lots of similar vehicles in the same segment that have received major redesigned and refreshments. But even so, the new Audi R8 2017 stands out thanks to its Hollywood cool demeanor, a boatload of contemporary technologies, and a comfort and luxury laden interior.

2017 Audi R8front view, grille and headlights

The 2017 Audi R8 Interior makes use of cutting edge technology and design. Gone are the first-generation’s cabin layout and features that had become dated. The driver-centric gauge cluster is filled by the company’s high-resolution 12.3” touchscreen display termed “Virtual Cockpit,” that dynamically resizes both the tachometer and speedometer to render infotainment functions in between them.

2017 Audi R8 front angle, taillights and tailpipe

Another notable aspect about the dashboard is that it’s uncluttered and well-laid out just like the layout used on the Audi TT. Also, the Audi R8 2017 borrows Ferrari designs in terms of driving mode selection and ignition buttons layout.

2017 Audi R8 side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

If you’re one among the few people shopping for a sports car in this price, we envy the options before you. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one true performance bargain for anyone who envies the sound and fury of a supercharged V8. For 2017, you could also check the perennial leader of this segment – the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo. It has seen incremental improvements on various facets of its performance during its run, and promises an exhilarating performance.

2017 Audi R8 exterior, red color, grille

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe is another option that churns out an impressive 575 horsepower and offers one of the finest cabins ever built by the Jaguar marque. The other choice you’re probably left with is the 2017 Acura NSX. It is more refined for 2017 and, in addition to the Honda/Acura practicability and reliability, offers a breath-taking performance courtesy of the 575 horsepower churned out by its drivetrain.

2017 Audi R8 exterior, red color, rear view, taillights

Ostensibly, choices here are tantalizing, but the Audi R8 2017 makes a strong case for a consideration nonetheless.

2017 Audi R8 Trims

2017 Audi R8 V10, auto show, front view, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

Two trims are offered for the two-seat mid-engine 2017 Audi R8: V10 and V10 Plus. 2017 Audi R8 LMS race car shares a lot more with the regular R8, however, it comes with spruced up specs and refinement. Its review is however offered separately.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 6.3 in. (174.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.4 in. (76.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 8.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3664 lb
Top Speed: 205 mph
0-60: 3,2 sec
MPG: 14/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Alpine Green Pearlcoat – Audi Exclusive, Amalfi White – Audi Exclusive, Amethyst Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Andora Red Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Arrow Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Audi R8 Interior Changes & Exterior Redesign

2017 Audi R8 front view, blue color, headlights and grille

Some of the exterior 2017 Audi R8 colors include Amalfi White, Camouflage Green Metallic, Vegas Yellow, Akoya Silver Metallic, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Tango Red Metallic, Toucan Yellow, Suzuka Grey Metallic, and Dakar Beige Metallic. Some changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi R8 front angle, taillights and tailpipe

Accessories offered for the 2017 Audi R8 V10 include front and rear parking cameras, nineteen-inch wheels, eighteen-way power seats, adaptive magnetic-ride suspension dampers, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a synthetic suede headliner, a navigation system, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated and power-folding mirrors, voice controls, a 12.3” instrument cluster, a 13-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

2017 Audi R8 interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

Upgrading to the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus adds you a smaller fuel tank, carbon fiber exterior trim package, carbon ceramic brakes, sport exhaust, partial power sports seats, and a sport suspension system.

2017 Audi R8 interior, leather seats

2017 Audi R8 V10 Specs For The Engine

Under the hood of both the 2017 Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus is a 5.2L V10 engine rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lbs. ft. of torque with the V10 model and 610 hp and 413 pounds-ft. of torque with the V10 Plus model.

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus 0-60 takes a blistering 3.2 seconds, and 3.5 seconds with the R8 V10.

2017 Audi R8 engine view

Unfortunately, EPA hasn’t released the fuel consumption ratings yet, but we expect better ones relative to the previous model.

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 top speed, according to Audi, is estimated at 200 mph.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 6.3 in. (174.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.4 in. (76.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 8.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3664 lb
Top Speed: 205 mph
0-60: 2,7 sec
MPG: 14/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Alpine Green Pearlcoat – Audi Exclusive, Amalfi White – Audi Exclusive, Amethyst Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Andora Red Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Arrow Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Audi R8 Release Date & Price

According to various rumors, the new model should be expected to go for sale in dealerships sometime mid-or late this year (2016).

2017 Audi R8 release date

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus price starts from an MSRP of $189,900.

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2017 Audi R8 front angle, headlights and grille

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2017 Audi R8 spy shots, side view

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2017 Audi R8 side view, blue color

2017 Audi R8 white color, exterior

2017 Audi A5 – Release Date, News and Rumors

Although the stylish 2017 Audi A5 has a lot of appeal for a luxury two-door, it suffers from mediocre safety features and flimsy technologies. But even so, the new A5 is still a compelling choice for anyone looking for a luxurious and comfortable door-door coupe. Some of its highlights for 2017 include a classy cabin styling, a standard all-wheel drive system, a beautifully-trimmed cabin, and a confident handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of next year. 

2017 Audi A5 exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

The new A5 is a prudent and practical choice for anyone looking for a well-tuned suspension, a sexy exterior, a wide range of comfort, and a high-quality cabin – attributes that have for a very long time been the perfect definition of what an A5 is all about. Audi consistently earns high marks for its classy cabins, and the new model isn’t an exception. It isn’t too flashy but still manages to be handsome in every angle you try to see it from.

2017 Audi A5 front view, white color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The look is further complemented by the excellent workmanship and high-quality interior materials provided inside the cabin. Basic controls and gauges are easy to use, however, the MMI system can be a bit cumbersome. The menus are simplified, the display larger, and the control knob more ergonomic.

2017 Audi A5 side view, exterior,alloy wheels

The seats are comfortable and supportive and are appealing even for long drives, although a more premium feel can always be ordered for an extra. All is not perfect, however. Some of the cons include an unremarkable acceleration, an awkward control layout, and lack of latest safety features.

2017 Audi A5 exterior, rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

Attractive competitors available on the segment include the BMW 2 Series, the Audi TT, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe, and 2017 Cadillac ATS coupe.

Available Trims – 2017 Audi A5

2017 Audi A5 exterior, front view

Two trims – Premium and Premium Plus – are offered for the coupe and convertible body styles.

Exterior Photos & 2017 Audi A5 Interior Review

2017 Audi A5 side view, rear view, taillights, headlights

Standard equipment offered for the 2.0T Premium model includes LED taillights and running lights, fender badges and door sill inserts, the MMI infotainment system, automatic wipers, an S Line trim package, 18” alloy wheels, rear split-folding seatbacks, power front seats (10-way), automatic xenon headlights, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 10-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic tri-zone climate control, a 6.5” display, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a leather upholstery, and a satellite radio.

2017 Audi A5 steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shifr knob, dashboard

Picking the A5 Premium Plus trim model gets you a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, and heated front seats.

2017 Audi A5 interior, leather front and rear seats

Options available include Audi Connect online services, rear parking sensors, HD radio, a navigation system, a rearview camera, a CD/DVD player, an upgraded MMI system, a color driver information display, a leather and faux suede upholstery, an aero body kit, Audi’s Drive Select system, a black cloth upholstery, ventilated and heated front seats, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts, 19” wheels, passenger and driver power lumbar, a neck-level heating system, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a sport tuned suspension.

2017 Audi A5 front angle, headlights and grille

Exterior colors include Monsoon Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic, Tornado Gray Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, and Ibis White. Slight changes should however be expected on its release date either in terms of more additions or subtractions.

2017 Audi A5 Engine Specs

2017 Audi A5 engine view

Under the hood of the 2017 Audi A5 is a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine that churns out 220 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then taken up by the standard six-speed manual transmission system, or the optional eight-speed automatic transmission system. The latter is offered as a standard system on the convertible but as an option for the coupe.

2017 Audi A5 engine

Zipping from 0-60 mph only requires about 6.3 seconds, while EPA estimations for the automatic stand at 21/30/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined and 22/32/26 mpg with the manual.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.3 in. (108.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.1 in. (182.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 12.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3483 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 6,3 sec
MPG: 22/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Audi A5 Release Date & Price

2017 Audi A5 Release date

The A5 Convertible should be expected to start from an MSRP of $47,900, and $40,500 for the A5 Coupe. Rumors allege the new model will probably hit showrooms during the first half of 2017, at least according to various sources privy of A5 developments.

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2017 Audi A5 front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Audi A5 Convertible, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

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2017 Audi A5 interior, trunk

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2017 Audi A5 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

New 2017 Audi TTS Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Audi TTS is a souped-up version of the regular Audi TT model. Some of the amped-up features over the regular version include a stronger engine, and sportier responses. Some of the highlights that highlight it include a finely wrought interior, a standard all-wheel drive system, a highly responsive handling, a peppy acceleration, and plenty of cutting-edge technologies. The Audi TTS release date should be expected sometime this fall, if recent media reports are anything to go by.

2017 Audi TTS front view, yellow color, headlights

Judging by the recent Audi TT redesigns that have made it a higher-performance car, you can only imagine then how superfluous the Audi TTS 2017 is. The new model is chock full of extravagant features on almost all vehicular facets. It seamlessly combines functionality and style to yield an impressive performance not only on track but also on the comfort and luxury aspects.

2017 Audi TTS rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Well, if you already enjoy what the 2017 Audi TT offers but want a bit of athleticism, the 2017 Audi TTS is arguably one of the best choices available on its class today. Some of the appealing additional specs that the Audi TTS offers over its Audi TT sibling include a trick suspension system that lowers the body for sharper responses, a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at an extra 72 horsepower, standard sport seats, quad exhaust tips, and adaptive magnetic dampers.

2017 Audi TTS side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

But even with a seemingly glorifying review, there’re other better or parallel alternatives available on the market today. Some of these include the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Cayman S, and the BMW m235i.

2017 Audi TTS rear view, exterior, taillights

The BMW M235i 2017 price starts from $50,000. Some of the specs available for that relatively-affordable price point include tenacious handling limits, and muscular acceleration. Under the hood of the M2 is a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine rated at 365 horsepower and 343 lbs. ft. of torque. Fuel economy as per the EPA stats are also impressive.

2017 Audi TTS side view, yelow color

The 2017 Porsche Cayman MSRP starts from $52,600. Some of the highlights that underpin its competitiveness include an exceptional handling, extensive personalization options, a beautifully crafted interior, rewarding and fuel-efficient engines, and a slick-shifting transmission system. The Porsche Cayman S 2017 comes fitted with a flat-6 3.4L engine good for 325 horsepower and 273 pounds-ft. of torque.

2017 Audi TTS Review of Interior & Exterior Changes

Only offered as a four-passenger coupe, it comes in a single trim model with standard features such as nineteen-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, a lowered sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, “S” exterior trim flourishes, rear parking sensors, Audi Drive Select adjustable drive settings, keyless ignition and entry, adaptive rear spoiler, and LED taillights.

2017 Audi TTS interior, dashboard and steering wheel

The 2017 Audi TTS interior comes fitted with cruise control, matte aluminum interior inlays, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, MMI infotainment system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10-way power front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, LED ambient lighting, voice controls, folding rear seatbacks, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio jack, and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Audi TTS gear shift knob, leather seats and steering wheel

Options include a blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, power-folding side mirrors, a twelve-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, red-painted brake calipers, twenty-inch wheels, upgraded Napa leather, a navigation system, front parking cameras, and “Audi Connect” telematics.

2017 Audi TTS interior, back seats

Options bundled on the exclusive Launch Edition include red Napa premium leather upholstery, unique metallic black paint, the Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, and nineteen-inch wheels.

2017 Audi TTS red color, side angle, alloy wheels

Exterior Audi TTS colors: Sepang Blue Peal, Glacier White Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Vegas Yellow, Florett Silver Metallic, Ibis White, Tango Red Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Brilliant Back, and Mythos Black Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi TTS Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Audi TTS is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 292 horsepower and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes paired to a six-speed automated manual system.

2017 Audi TTS engine view

According to the automaker, the 2017 Audi TTS 0-60 mph is rated at 4.6 seconds, while the EPA says the fuel economy should check in at around 23/27/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi TTS engine

Some of the safety features available on the Audi TTS 2017 include side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, front knee side airbags, antilock disc brakes, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a blind-spot camera, and front side airbags.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 2.6 in. (98.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 9 in. (165 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.1 in. (72.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 74 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 3220 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.2 sec
MPG: 23/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Sepang Blue Pearl Effect, Tango Red Metallic and Vegas Yellow
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Audi TTS Release Date & Price

2017 Audi TTS release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle should be able to go for sale sometime this fall with a starting MSRP of $50,000. Leasing should also be available.

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2017 Audi TTS badges

New 2017 Audi A6 – Release Date and Info

With its impressive diesel fuel economy, a finely finished interior with ample passenger space, top crash-test scores, a strong supercharged and diesel V6 engines, and a confident and sporty handling, the new 2017 Audi A6 is one of favorite midsize luxury sedans. Its release should be expected in February next year, according to recent news. 

2017 Audi A6 rear view, silver color, taillights and alloy wheels

If at all the A6 would characterize a baseball player, it would unequivocally be young Derek Jeter – a celebrity star who would do anything for his adorable fans apart from selling hot dogs and beer to them. indeed, the A6 treats its occupants well thanks to the strong yet fuel efficient engines, athletic handling, roomy accommodations, and a finely crafted cabin, and just like Derek, loos pretty dang sharp in the process.

2017 Audi A6 exterior, front view, headlights and grille

One sizzling trait that seems to trail in the footprints of every A6 is probably the superb sense of refinement that the model offers. And even in its basic form, the A6 still manages to offer a sizzling performance and a well-appointed cabin. Additionally, the mechanical components have been improved and provide a smooth ride and solid output figures.

2017 Audi A6 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

The TDI, for instance, would perhaps be best described as having your own cake and eating it. This impressive mill has the audacity to propel the A5 from 0-60 mph in an eye-popping 5.6 seconds. Again, EPA says solid output figures of about 29 mpg should be expected. It therefore doesn’t come as a surprise when leading automobile giants crown the A6 an “A” rating.

2017 Audi A6 exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Even so, there are still other well-rounded sedans in the market that offer the same level of agile handling, high-tech features and upscale ambience as the A6. Common suspects include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS 350, 2017 Cadillac CTS, and the Lexus GS 450h.

2017 Audi A6 – Available Trims

2017 Audi A6 side view, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

Six trims connoted with the size of the engine under the hood are offered for the midsize Audi A6 for 2017: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, TDI Prestige, TDI Premium Plus, and the 3.0T Prestige.

Exterior Review & 2017 Audi A6 Interior Photos

2017 Audi A6 auto shof, front angle, headlights and grille

Starting off the whopping number of trims offered is the base A6 2.0T Premium trim model. standard equipment include automatic wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, 18” wheels, a 10-speaker premium sound system, a leather upholstery, automatic tri-zone climate control, LED running lights, Audi’s Pre-Sense Basic safety system, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, driver memory settings, Audi Drive Select (adjustable modes that alter transmission, steering and gas pedal response are offered), a sunroof, automatic xenon headlights, a 6.5” touchscreen interface, and power front seats with four-way driver lumbar adjustment.

2017 Audi A6 interior, dashboard, gear shift knob

The Plus version of the A6 2.0T Premium model offers a voice-activated navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, a blind-spot monitoring system, a rearview camera, smartphone app integration, an enhanced version of the MMI interface, an 8” display screen, Pre-Sense Rear, front and rear parking sensors, Audi Connect (Wi-Fi connectivity, Google-powered search connectivity, and Google Earth integration), and exterior power-folding mirrors.

2017 Audi A6 front view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

Picking the A6 3.0T Premium Plus trim model offers an adjustable power steering wheel, a stop-start engine system, and chrome exterior accents.

Opting for the A6 3.0T Prestige offers you a heads-up display, a manual rear side window sunshades, a 14-speaker Bose sound system, a heads-up display, power trunk opening and closing, adaptive LED headlights, black interior trim, automatic four-zone climate control, front passenger seat power lumbar, ventilated and heated front seats, and LED cabin lighting.

2017 Audi A6 interior, leather front seats

The A6 TDI Premium Plus trim model gets you the same features and equipment as the above trims plus all the contents of the Warm Weather, and Driver Assistance packages.

2017 Audi A6 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Special orders, colors, optional features, and more packages are offered for individual trims, but the contents haven’t been revealed yet by Audi. We however expect them before its release date, so keep checking for more updates.

2017 Audi A6 Engine Specs

2017 Audi A6 engine view

Three engines are offered for the 2017 Audi A6: a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine good for 252 hp and 273 lbs. ft. of torque, a 3.0L supercharged V6 rated at 333 hp and 325 pounds-ft. of torque, and a 3.0L turbocharged diesel V6 that churns out 240 hp and 428 pounds-ft. of torque.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.7 in. (114.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.9 in. (193.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.8 in. (73.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 59 cu ft
Cargo volume: 14.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3803 lbs
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 4.6 sec
MPG: 20/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aviator Blue Metallic, Brilliant Black, Dakota Gray Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Ibis White , Moonlight Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Audi A6 Price & Release Date

2017 Audi A6 Release date

The A6 Sedan price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $46,200, and $59,500 for the A6 Diesel. Lease terms will also be offered for those who’d want to sample the delicacy first. It’s should go for sale sometime in February next year.

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2017 Audi A6 exterior, front view, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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New 2017 Audi Q7 – Release Date, Specs & Info

Audi Q7 2017 Review – With its numerous advanced safety features, quiet and luxurious interior, cutting-edge technology, and a strong performance, the new 2017 Audi Q7 re-establishes itself in the three-row luxury crossover SUV segment. Its abundant comfort, performance, and technologies in addition to the previously mentioned highlights make it one among our favorites in its class. Its release date in the USA should be expected before this fall.

2017 Audi Q7 exterior, white color, alloy wheels

After a one year hiatus, the Q7 is now back in the segment and promises to give its competitors a run for their money. It has received the first major redesign ever since it debuted on the market nine years ago. Yes! It’s quite some time, but it’s worth the wait.

2017 Audi Q7 rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior profile is highlighted by the imposing angular grille, and a sharper looking styling hues that mimic a wagon build. When you come to the cabin, changes are conspicuously noticeable once you’re seated on the comfortable and supportive seats. Most of the cues and technology available on the Q7 have been picked up from the mostly understated A8 sedan.

2017 Audi Q7 front angle, headlights and grille

Despite its size, the new Q7 is still surprisingly maneuverable on the pavement. Exterior visibility is amazing and its improved handling allows for nimble cruising around turns particularly when fitted with the optional four-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension system. Another compelling reason why the new Q7 is impressive its self-driving capability.

2017 Audi Q7 side view, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

Audi says the new Q7 can relieve the driver from long distance tedium by staying in its lane, adjusting speed limits, automatic slowing before entering a turn, and maintaining the distance between itself and the car before it through using vast amounts of data from cameras and sensors placed on critical areas.

Putting the new approach towards full autonomy aside, the redesigned Q7 also impresses with its exceptional comfort and the high-level of material quality in its cabin. Its interior comes chock full of new technologies that are intuitive and driver-centric and recommended even for those who are bewildered by smartphone apps.

2017 Audi Q7 side angle, white color

Another impressive feat achieved by the Audi Q7 is the impressive fuel economy it offers from its unchanged supercharged V6 powertrain. Another reason for its laudable fuel economy is its diet – Audi says the model has shed a few hundred pounds of its curb weight.

2017 Audi Q7 exterior, rear view white color, taillights and alloy wheels

Thorough nitpicking has only yielded one thing – limited cargo capacity. Other vehicles in its class worth your while include the 2017 BMW X5, Volvo XC90, the Acura MDX 2017, and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Trim Options – 2017 Audi Q7

Just as before, the seven-seat 2017 Audi Q7 is offered in Prestige, premium Plus, and Premium trim model.

2017 Audi Q7 Exterior Pictures & Interior Review

2017 Audi Q7 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Spy photo ops have revealed the following colors for the 2017 Audi Q7 exterior: Carat Beige Metallic, Carrara White, Tofana White Crystal Effect, Night Black, Graphite Gray Metallic, Ink Blue Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Orca Black Metallic, and Argus Brown Metallic. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi Q7 rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Some of the standard accessories to expect from the Q7 Premium trim model include a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, 19” alloy wheels, LED taillights and running lights, automatic braking, heated mirrors, pedestrian detection, roof rails, automatic wipers, xenon headlights, frontal collision warning, and rear and front parking cameras.

2017 Audi Q7 interior, leather front and rear seats

Once you are inside, the following is available: a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a three-zone automatic climate control, S line styling hues, heated eight-way power front seats, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, selectable drive modes, Audi’s MMI interface, two USB ports, driver memory settings, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker sound system.

2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Audi Q7 is offered by a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The power output stands at 333 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. AWD is standard.

2017 Audi Q7engine

Zipping from 0-60 mph takes a laudable 5.9 seconds with the Q7 Prestige trim model equipped with the Adaptive Chassis package.

When we come to the fuel economy, the body authorized in fuel-economy-testing – EPA – says we should look forward to 25/19/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 117.9 in
Length: 199.6 in
Width: 77.5 in
Passenger volume: 136 cu ft
Cargo volume: 15 cu ft
Curb weight: 5080 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5.5 sec
MPG: 19/25 mpg city/highway
Available Exterior Colors: Atlantis Blue Metallic, Carrara White, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Lava Gray Pearl Effec,t Night Black, Orca Black Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic and Teak Brown Metallic
Towing Capacity: 7,700 lbs.

2017 Audi Q7 Release Date & Price

2017 Audi Q7 Release date

The redesigned 2017 Audi Q7 price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $54,800. You can also inquire about lease terms at your local dealer. Look forward to its release date sometime before this fall, at least for the U.S.A market.

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