Audi A7

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How much does the Audi A7 cost to run?

The 3.0L diesel is the most economical Audi A7 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Audi A7 3.0L diesel costs £145.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band E.

It does just over 55 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

This is at the other end of the spectrum compared to the best in class BMW 5 Series 2.0L diesel which achieves just over 72 MPG.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 33, which is lower than the Mercedes Benz E Class 3.0L diesel, but higher than the BMW 5 Series 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Volvo V70 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model3.0L diesel
mpg44.1 - 60.1
emissions122 - 169
tax£125.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 33 - 45

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Audi A7: How big is the boot?

The Audi A7 has a below average boot space (535 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Volvo V70 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 815 litres.

Is the Audi A7 easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Mercedes Benz E Class.

This car is actually 170mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Audi A7 has the best performance?

The fastest Audi A7 from 0-60, is the 3.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 650 lbs/ft torque and 320 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW 5 Series 3.0L petrol, which will beat your Audi A7 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model3.0L diesel
zeroTo625.2 - 7.6
torque400 - 650
bhp204 - 320

What size caravan or trailer, can the Audi A7 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Audi A7 3.0L diesel which has 650 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2100kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.