2012 Audi A7

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What's New for 2012:
- All-new, first-year hatchback sedan

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi A7 is a large, 5-door luxury hatchback available in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The A7 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, and automatic bi-Xenon headlights.

Interior Features
The 2012 Audi A7 seats up to 4 passengers and features 24.5 cubic feet of trunk space. The base Premium trim features leather-upholstered, heated power seats; Bose sound system; 3-zone automatic climate control; Bluetooth connectivity; and Audi's proprietary Multi Media Interface touch-screen system. The upgraded Premium Plus trim adds a 6-CD changer and HD radio, while the top-of-the-line Prestige trim upgrades both the climate control system and the audio system.

Optional Features
Most of the options for the 2012 A7 are grouped into packages, but many stand-alone options are also available. The Cold Weather package is available for any trim level, and adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The Sport package is available for the Premium trim and adds 19-inch wheels, summer tires, and a sport-tuned suspension. Adding the Sport package to the Premium Plus and Prestige trims upgrades them to 20-inch wheels. Individual options include LED headlights and a premium Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Audi A7 is powered by a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 310 horsepower, and comes standard with all-wheel drive and an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi A7 are 18/28/22 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Standard safety features on the 2012 Audi A7 include anti-lock brakes, front-seat knee air bags, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Audi A7.

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  • Name 3.0 Prestige (4dr HB quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59250.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 3.0 Premium Plus (4dr HB quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59250.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 3.0 Premium (4dr HB quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59250.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way heated & ventilated pwr front seats w/driver 4-way lumbar -inc: 2-position driver seat memory
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat w/passthrough
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel -inc: leather shift knob w/chrome button
  • Tilt/telescopic pwr adjustable steering column w/memory
  • 7" color driver information system
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up & down -inc: pinch protection
  • Electric rear window defogger -inc: automatic timed shut-off feature
  • Central locking system w/remote control -inc: select unlock feature, remote trunk opening, panic function
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Audi advanced key keyless entry/keyless go
  • Homelink garage door opener
  • Center console w/storage -inc: front 12V pwr outlet, rear 12V pwr outlet, Audi music interface
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system -inc: engine immobilizer, blinking theft deterrent light
  • 4-zone automatic climate control -inc: rear temp/vent controls
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror
  • Illuminated glove box & cargo area
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • (1) 12V rear accessory pwr outlet in cargo area
  • (4) assist handles
  • (2) front cup holders
  • Driver/passenger sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • LED ambient lighting plus
  • Puddle light in all doors
  • 8-way heated pwr front seats w/driver 4-way pwr lumbar
  • Tilt/telescopic manually adjustable steering column
  • Keyless go
  • 3-zone automatic climate control -inc: rear temp/vent controls
  • 5" monochrome driver information system
  • S-Line exterior bumpers & grill
  • 19" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • 255/40R19 all-season tires
  • Space saving spare tire
  • Pwr sunroof w/slide/tilt functions -inc: sunshade, pinch protection
  • Automatic xenon plus projector beam adaptive headlights -inc: self-leveling
  • LED tail lights -inc: (2) white reverse lights
  • Cornering lights
  • (2) rear fog lights
  • Coming & leaving home feature
  • Auto-dimming manual folding pwr heated mirrors w/memory -inc: passenger side tilt feature for parking in reverse
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Aluminum door sills
  • Bright aluminum trim around side windows & top of door handles
  • Pwr open/close tailgate w/programmable opening angle -inc: soft touch & keyfob release
  • Automatic xenon plus projector beam headlights -inc: self-leveling
  • 18" 7-spoke alloy wheels
  • 255/45R18 all-season tires
  • Auto-dimming manual folding pwr heated mirrors -inc: passenger side tilt feature for parking in reverse
  • 3.0L DOHC TFSI supercharged V6 engine
  • 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission -inc: dynamic shift program
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • 5-link front suspension
  • Independent trapezoidal-link rear suspension
  • Electronically controlled speed sensitive Servotronic pwr steering
  • Front/rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Audi drive select
  • Electromechanical parking brake
    • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
    • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Electronic stabilization control (ESC)
    • Energy-recuperation system
    • Audi hill hold assist -inc: auto brake drying
    • Audi pre sense basic crash preparation
    • Side intrusion protection
    • Rigid body shell w/energy-absorbing zone
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Front/rear full-size dual-threshold airbags
    • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted thorax side airbags
    • Driver/front passenger knee airbags
    • 4-way adjustable front seat head restraints
    • SIDEGUARD head protection airbags for front & rear occupants
    • Front/rear parking sensors w/rear view camera
    • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: front seat pretensioning & force limiters
    • Indirect tire pressure monitoring system
    • Emergency release handle inside trunk
    • LATCH child restraint system for outboard rear seats
    • AM/FM/MP3 stereo w/single in-dash CD player -inc: 180 watts, 6-channel amplifier, MMI radio plus, 7" color display, (10) speakers including front center speaker & subwoofer, MMI navigation radio plus, MMI navigation plus w/Google Earth navigation, MMI touch & Jukebox, HD Radio
    • Bose sound system w/subwoofer -inc: (14) speakers
    • Audi connect -inc: complimentary trial period data contract
    • Bluetooth cellphone preparation
    • Audi music interface -inc: iPod integration
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 3 month complimentary trial subscription
    • AM/FM/MP3 stereo w/single in-dash CD player -inc: 180 watts, 6-channel amplifier, MMI radio plus, 6.5" screen, (10) speakers including front center speaker & subwoofer

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