In 2019, the Audi A7 went through its first-ever redesign. In true Audi form, this redo was more of an evolution than a complete rethinking of the model. With the design still fresh, we expect the 2022 A7 to be a carryover model.
As a carryover, we expect the 2022 A7 to continue with the same sharp looks as the current model. This liftback sedan’s design includes a long hood, a low and wide Audi Singleframe grille, sleek LED headlights, sharp hood ridges and body lines, a tapered roofline, and a wide stance.
Inside, the current A7 boasts Audi’s traditional toned-down color options paired with loads of technology, including a pair of touchscreens that almost blend in with the dash when the car’s off. Warming things up a bit are its metallic accents surrounding the infotainment screen, passenger’s side of the dashboard, and the center console. Otherwise, this is a relatively timid cabin that focuses more on a premium feel than style. The S7 adds a little more color, sport seats, and more to the mix, but it's still conservative. We expect the interior design to remain the same in the 2022 A7.
The current Audi A7 comes standard with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that pumps 355 horsepower out to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. In the S7, Audi adds a Porsche-sourced 444-hp twin-turbo V6 that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. We expect these powertrains to remain the same in the 2022 Audi A7.
The current Audi A7 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, thanks to its “Good” crash-test ratings, “Acceptable” standard headlights, and “Superior” standard automatic emergency braking. Advanced driver-assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and a surround-view camera, come standard on the Premium Plus and higher trims.