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2019 Audi A7 makes US debut at NAIAS

The 2019 Audi A7 will make its U.S. debut at the North American International Auto Show. The second-generation A7 Sportback body style offers a coupe-like design and performance along with the five-door layout that helps improve usability by enabling easier access to cargo space.

The exterior design of the A7 is an expression of the new design language that Audi introduced with the prologue study and that made its production debut in the new Audi A8. With large surfaces, sculpted lines and the signature silhouette, defined by the sloping roofline, the A7 represents progressiveness from every angle. Up front, the narrow headlights extend from the wider and lower Singleframe grille. Twelve adjacent lighting segments separated by narrow spaces mimic the binary digits 0 and 1 and represent the A7’s digital light signature. At the rear of the vehicle, a continuous light strip made up of 13 vertical segments join together the rear taillights. Fast-moving light animations play in the headlights and taillights when the vehicle is locked and unlocked, emphasizing the vehicle’s dynamics while standing still.

The interior has improved space and more comfortable seating for rear passengers with increased head room and leg room over the previous generation. The horizontal lines and sleek instrument panel provide a feeling of spaciousness, while the center console is strongly oriented toward the driver. Contour lights line the center console and door trim, precisely tracing the architecture of the interior and subtly highlighting the space. The quattro badge in the instrument panel is also illuminated, further adds to the lighting theatre of the cabin.

The MMI touch response replaces the rotary dial and the conventional buttons and controls of the previous model with two large, high-resolution touch displays. The MMI touch response operating system features haptic and acoustic feedback and is as intuitive to use as a smartphone. Users hear and feel a click as confirmation when their finger triggers a function. With its logical and flat menu structure, the system allows fast access to various vehicle functions. The system can be personalized using configurable and movable “favorites” buttons.

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