The 2015 Audi A7 has been spotted testing in Germany. The new car will only be a facelift and will receive minor mid-life updates with new technology and possibly, a new diesel engine. This will be the first update on the car since it was launched back in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show.
The Audi A7 is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform which is also seen in a few other Audi saloons. The A7 has spawned off different versions like the sporty S7 and the high-performance RS7 Sportback. The cosmetic updates on the 2015 A7 will include a redesigned front grille and a set of more angular headlamps, like those on the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept. The headlights will integrate Audi’s Matrix Beam Technology, which adjusts its beam according to the road and the traffic. The rear features a new design for the tail lamp assembly as well as the exhaust pipes. There will be a wider choice for the colour of the car as well as new alloys.
Inside, the car is expected to get a host of Audi’s latest driver assists, the virtual cockpit digital instrument panel and the new infotainment system with 4G LTE connectivity. The engine lineup will be retained for the new car which includes a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol and a 3.0-litre V6 TDI. The S7 and will also retain its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 while the RS7 will get an upgraded 560bhp version of this engine.
The A7 goes up against the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the BMW 6 Series, while the RS7 will be pitted against the upcoming BMW M6 Gran Coupe and the Maserati Quattraporte in a segment which caters to the enthusiasts who want a luxury car with more performance and oomph. The facelifted A7 will be launched by the end of this year as a 2015 model and we expect it to hit our shores a few months after its global launch.