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Smiles during my A7 Test Drive

missile Feb 16, 2013

  1. missile

    missile Burning rubber

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    I took out the A7 S Line 3.0TDI for a test drive. It has the same bi turbo
    engine and transmission as the SQ5 I have on order.

    Performance from that engine is awesome. As expected, the acceleration
    is instant with a deep growl which stirs the soul.

    What did surprise me is how comfortable and refined it is when
    cruising. The engine has a nice muted tone and purrs nicely. One just has to
    touch the throttle gently for instant response making overtaking effortless. The
    8 speed gearbox is a revalation, with silky smooth changes. It is so much better
    than the S Tronic. No hint of that notchy change or hestitation when pulling
    away from rest which plagues the DCT in the Q5.

    Handling is very good for such a large heavy car. Speed is so
    effortless that it is easy to get carried away. I found I was often going far
    quicker than I would normally and found myself using brakes where normally I
    just ease off when approaching a corner. The brakes were not as good as I would
    like.

    I had a lot of fun and managed, what I
    considered to be fair fuel consumption, 33mpg during my day with the beast.


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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  2. @mark

    @mark New Member

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    But did it make you smile enough to order one?
     
  3. missile

    missile Burning rubber

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    No, I have already ordered my new car, it is build week 16.
     
  4. Audi Dynamik

    Audi Dynamik Well-Known Member

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    Nice Small review you have made there :)
    I like to hear abit about these Bi-Turbos because you don't seem to hear much about them really.
     
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