Posted on January 29, 2011

Saad Buzwair Automotive has unveiled the all new Audi A7 at the first international edition of Qatar Motor Show, which concludes today at Doha Exhibitions Centre.

The A7 unites the emotion-packed character of a coupe with the comfort and prestige of a sedan and with the functional utility of a station wagon. With its lightweight body containing numerous aluminium components, powerful and highly efficient V6 petrol engine, sporty chassis and advanced assistance and multimedia systems, it sets standards in many areas.

With prices starting in the GCC at $71,662, the Audi A7 breaks new ground in design, the lines conveying aesthetic athleticism and elegance on a grand scale.

The five-door coupe measures 4.97m in length and 1.91m in width, but only 1.42m in height. Its long engine hood, flowing C-pillars and sharply dropping rear create a dynamic overall impression. Up front, optional LED headlights accentuate the distinctive expression. LED tail lights are standard. Inside the A7, the salient element is the “wrap-around” – a horizontal line encircling the driver and the front-seat passenger. The front seats are available with optional ventilation and massage functions. The interior noise level is very low even at high speeds, with the engine providing subtle acoustic feedback as the power unfolds.

Behind the excellent acoustics are new structural design methods, the bundled use of high-end materials such as microfiber fleeces, and the systematic conceptual design of multifunction parts, such as acoustically active wheel well shells and underbody panels.
The long rear hatch opens high to reveal a luggage compartment that is very easy to load and offers excellent functionality. Its ample standard 535-litre capacity swells to 1,390 litres with the rear seat rests folded down.
The optimised MMI operating system comes standard; among the optional equipment is a new head-up display that projects the most important information on the windshield. The MMI touch operating system combines a hard drive navigation system with the groundbreaking convenience of touchpad input.

The driver can use the touchpad to perform numerous functions conveniently and intuitively, such as using a finger to write the letters of the destination or the digits of a telephone number.
Part of the fine range of hi-fi choices are the Bose sound system and the Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen, which features 1,300 watts of power and 15 speakers.
The adaptive cruise control with stop & go function recognises complex scenarios and combined with the Audi pre sense safety system can reduce the severity of accidents.
Audi offers the A7 with a 300hp 3.0 TFSI engine. Its efficiency sets new standards in the vehicle class and features a recuperation system and thermal management as a standard.
The seven-speed S tronic sends engine power to all four wheels. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system features a crown-gear centre differential and torque vectoring.
The Audi A7 rolls on large wheels measuring from 18 to 20 inches in diameter. Its links are made of aluminium; the newly developed power steering features a highly efficient electromechanical drive.
The Audi drive select dynamics system is standard and can be supplemented by the optional adaptive air suspension with controlled damping.