2014 Audi A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro Automatic V6 Sedan Diesel AWD 

  • $67k
  • 3.0L Diesel V6
  • 24 city 38 hwy
7 Out of 10
$66,900
 
At 18 mpg city, 28 highway, it arguably has V-6 fuel efficiency, too, via its standard eight-speed automatic.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The A7's serene cockpit doesn't sacrifice as much interior space as the fast roofline suggests.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Audi A7 TDI

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
6.8
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
6.9
EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
7.4
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile, nitrogen oxide/mile and EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
6.8
combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
7.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Audi A7 TDI

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
7
BMW M3
3

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
6

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
$15,414

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

A7 TDI 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
$2,034
BMW M3
$3,364

Reviews Word on the street for the Audi A7 TDI


6.0
A turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 is a new engine choice for the A7.

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Powertrain

Audi's use of an eight-speed automatic is one of the more subtle ways fuel economy is so good with these versions.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
No matter which you choose, the transmission is a top-notch eight-speed automatic outfitted with manual-shift mode, and the latest performance-oriented version of Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Is raving about the TDI shortchanging the A7’s base, gasoline-fed supercharged V-6?
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2014)

Interior

It's a top-notch luxury-car interior, with supremely comfortable front seats, although the back seats are a little tight for lanky adults.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
It's worth pointing out that the base A7 manages just 1 mpg better overall than the larger A8 L sedan, which has a considerably roomier interior and much more backseat space.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
A heated steering wheel and heated rear seats are $500; red brake calipers are $750; 21-inch five-spoke blade wheels in gloss black or titanium finish cost $1,000; a natty black wood is $1,300; Bang & Olufsen audio is $5,900; an Alcantara headliner runs $3,000; rear side airbags cost a reasonable $350.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

Engine

Street performance is just as expansive as the supercharged six; the differences come down to price and preference.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The same silhouette gets stuffed with a higher-output version of the S7's twin-turbo V-8.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The basic A7 is outfitted with the supercharged six-cylinder drivetrain, and comes in either Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

Transmission

Bluetooth is standard, as is a rearview camera-and this year, Audi's blind-spot monitor system is available on the base model, and standard on every A7 at the Prestige level and above.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
They're more than offset by a sky-high EPA highway number of 38 mpg, and a combined rating of 29 mpg-even with standard all-wheel drive.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The A7 comes standard with 12-way power heated front seats, and a choice of trim to go with standard leather.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

Performance

In the hatchback, it's rated at 310 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
It has a very wide range of gears, including a very tall top gear for low highway cruising revs.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The sole change to the meticulous A7 cockpit is a tachometer that goes red almost 2000 rpm earlier than in the A7 gasser.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Audi
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 475 miles
Highway range 752 miles
MSRP $67k
Annual cost $15,414

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.69 m³
CO2 per car made 0.66 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,680 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 72.31 kg

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Diesel
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 4x4

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 10 speakers
Wattage 180 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A, 10 GB
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

emissions

EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 7
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.33 g
Combined CO2/mile 349 g
Methane/mile 0.03 g
NMOG/mile 0.02 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.04 g
Vapor canisters 0
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 3
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes
Lifetime CO2 emissions 53 tons

power & handling

Max torque 428 ft-lb @ 1,750 RPM
Max HP 240 HP @ 3,500 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 17.78 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link
Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 13.58 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 255 mm
Front wheel diameter 19 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 40

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
Airbags
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor Standard
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 75.2 in
Front track width 64.7 in
Height 55.9 in
Ground clearance 4.4 in
Length 195.6 in
Wheelbase 114.7 in
Curb weight 4,266 lb
GVWR 5,456 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 50 ft³
Rear seat room 44 ft³
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