New Audi A7 - Reviews?

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Hey guys.

Does anyone have the new A7 in 50 TDI form?

If so, what is your review of the 3.0 v6? More generally, what are the dual screens like to use whilst driving?
 

Sleepindug

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I have a 55 TFSI so cant comment on the 50 TDI.

I find the screens fine to use when driving to be honest. Not as distracting as reviews lead you to believe. They get quite smudged with finger marks though. Tried to use the voice control system initially for functions but it struggles with my Scottish accent.
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
I have a 55 TFSI so cant comment on the 50 TDI.

I find the screens fine to use when driving to be honest. Not as distracting as reviews lead you to believe. They get quite smudged with finger marks though. Tried to use the voice control system initially for functions but it struggles with my Scottish accent.

Both the 55 TFSI and 50 TDI are of interest to me so thank you for replying.

I’m glad to hear the reviews aren’t entirley honest because they really do make you think twice without having used them yourself
 

Dam0

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I've got the 50. In my opinion engine is awesome. Gearbox is a little slow on the uptake sometimes (compared to my A4) but you learn to manage that. Stop start is really good, instant. (it was sluggish in my A4 and I always turned it off)

The touch screens take a little time getting used to them, the top one especially. After a few weeks you whizz around them without issue, there is just a bit of a learning curve.

There are some quirks, I'm attempting to get hold of the booking centre as I type this because they've become more than minor annoyances now.
  1. Random parking sensor faults occuring while driving but clear following restart
  2. Random invoking of the parking sensor and camera system while driving (nothing is close enough to invoke them)
  3. Keyless system gets confused sometimes and locks and unlocks itself several times when attempting to gain entry
  4. Lock system error messages on dash, but clear following restart
  5. A front passenger this week couldn't exit the car via his unlocked door multiple times
  6. Just this morning suddenly there is a data connection error from the on-board SIM
Despite the above, I love the car. I'm sure with a software update these can be sorted.
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
I've got the 50. In my opinion engine is awesome. Gearbox is a little slow on the uptake sometimes (compared to my A4) but you learn to manage that. Stop start is really good, instant. (it was sluggish in my A4 and I always turned it off)

The touch screens take a little time getting used to them, the top one especially. After a few weeks you whizz around them without issue, there is just a bit of a learning curve.

There are some quirks, I'm attempting to get hold of the booking centre as I type this because they've become more than minor annoyances now.
  1. Random parking sensor faults occuring while driving but clear following restart
  2. Random invoking of the parking sensor and camera system while driving (nothing is close enough to invoke them)
  3. Keyless system gets confused sometimes and locks and unlocks itself several times when attempting to gain entry
  4. Lock system error messages on dash, but clear following restart
  5. A front passenger this week couldn't exit the car via his unlocked door multiple times
  6. Just this morning suddenly there is a data connection error from the on-board SIM
Despite the above, I love the car. I'm sure with a software update these can be sorted.

Thanks for a detailed response. Hopefully they fix these things very soon if it’s something affecting more than just your motor. I do like the A7 a lot, it’s just my experience with the current s tronic in my A4 that drives me mental at times that puts me off it
 

koolkul

Registered User
I've got the 50. In my opinion engine is awesome. Gearbox is a little slow on the uptake sometimes (compared to my A4) but you learn to manage that. Stop start is really good, instant. (it was sluggish in my A4 and I always turned it off)

The touch screens take a little time getting used to them, the top one especially. After a few weeks you whizz around them without issue, there is just a bit of a learning curve.

There are some quirks, I'm attempting to get hold of the booking centre as I type this because they've become more than minor annoyances now.
  1. Random parking sensor faults occuring while driving but clear following restart
  2. Random invoking of the parking sensor and camera system while driving (nothing is close enough to invoke them)
  3. Keyless system gets confused sometimes and locks and unlocks itself several times when attempting to gain entry
  4. Lock system error messages on dash, but clear following restart
  5. A front passenger this week couldn't exit the car via his unlocked door multiple times
  6. Just this morning suddenly there is a data connection error from the on-board SIM
Despite the above, I love the car. I'm sure with a software update these can be sorted.

Same experience on my new A7 which is 55 TFSI. Lots of silly glitches. It went in for an ECU replacement and it came back worse. The parking sensor audible warning has turned it self off. So when I get close to something it no longer gives off an Audible warning. So each time I set off on a journey I have to reset it to come on automatically otherwise they remain off.


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koolkul

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Same experience on my new A7 which is 55 TFSI. Lots of silly glitches. It went in for an ECU replacement and it came back worse. The parking sensor audible warning has turned it self off. So when I get close to something it no longer gives off an Audible warning. So each time I set off on a journey I have to reset it to come on automatically otherwise they remain off.


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Actually the worst glitch since it came back was that Audi Presense braked the car when there was no obstruction at all. Anyone else had this?


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koolkul

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Actually the worst glitch since it came back was that Audi Presense braked the car when there was no obstruction at all. Anyone else had this?


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Just got my car back from the Dealer and they showed me how to reduce the over sensitivity over the Audi Presence issue, so far no braking.

On the SatNav did anyone else experience where Audi tells you to stay right and arrow tells you to pull off to the left?
Or maybe drive between two roads?
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Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
So I have recently been quoted by CarWow and a local Audi dealer which means that at near enough full spec, it was a tad under £50k. Pano Roof, Comfort & Sound, Tour Package, 21 Inch Alloys, Tints, Metallic Paint etc.. I am very tempted on a 50TDI, but don’t know if I want to wait out for the prices to creep down a little further so I can stick in the laser lights too.

How long did you guys have to wait for a new A7 factory order to arrive?
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Actually the worst glitch since it came back was that Audi Presense braked the car when there was no obstruction at all. Anyone else had this?


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I don’t think this is unique to the A7 tbh. I have an A4 and the parking sensors are made upset by just the wind, and Pre-sense scares the living days out of me when it randomly decides it wants to strike.

Meh
 

koolkul

Registered User
I don’t think this is unique to the A7 tbh. I have an A4 and the parking sensors are made upset by just the wind, and Pre-sense scares the living days out of me when it randomly decides it wants to strike.

Meh

You can reduce the sensitivity. It scared me a few times. Apparently the Audi tech was able to navigate the PreSense sensitivity setting. It basically looks like a cog on the top left ( if my memory serves). He also mentioned that it would pick up people on the pavement and the kerb, although I was dubious about it being THAt sensitive. It has not happened since.


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Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
You can reduce the sensitivity. It scared me a few times. Apparently the Audi tech was able to navigate the PreSense sensitivity setting. It basically looks like a cog on the top left ( if my memory serves). He also mentioned that it would pick up people on the pavement and the kerb, although I was dubious about it being THAt sensitive. It has not happened since.


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I can tone it down from its current setting (medium) to low however im not sure i want to incase it picks up something a little too late.

I’ve just learnt to accept its flaws tbh, however it was mainly the slamming brakes on for kasper the ghost that really got on my nerves. Apart from that it’s been ok as of recent.
 

lpjn

Registered User
My A7 is afloat the Danube Highway due to arrive in Sheerness this morning @10:30. Hopefully I'll be taking delivery in the next couple weeks max!

I'll leave a review on this thread from my own perspective and opinion once I have a few miles on it
 

lpjn

Registered User
I'll be taking delivery of my A7 on Friday!

Will get pictures on friday/Saturday
Looks like me and you are in the same boat, I'm also collecting my A7 this week! Mind sharing your specs? Mine are below:

Daytona Grey Pearl
50TDI
S-Line
Adaptive Air Suspension
Acoustic Windows
Fine Grey Ash Interior
Comfort+Sound Pack
 

h1r4

Registered User
Mine is a 50tdi
S line
Floret silver
21 inch wheels
Privacy glass
Comfort and sound pack

I only went in for a service two weeks ago with my a4 and ended up getting a A7!
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Looks like me and you are in the same boat, I'm also collecting my A7 this week! Mind sharing your specs? Mine are below:

Daytona Grey Pearl
50TDI
S-Line
Adaptive Air Suspension
Acoustic Windows
Fine Grey Ash Interior
Comfort+Sound Pack

That’s not bad! The one I specc’d misses out on Adaptive but has other goodies instead:

50 TDI
Glacier White
21 Inch Alloys
Tour Package
Comfort & Sound
Panoramic Sunroof
Power door closure
Electric heated, adjustable, folding and auto dimming door mirrors

However, I wanted to add in the Laser Lights in as well. So i’m trying to negotiate this with my dealer and see what can be done. Otherwise I think I’ll hold out on it till summer time when hopefully prices fall a bit lower!
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Mine is a 50tdi
Floret silver
21 inch wheels
Privacy glass
Comfort and sound pack

I only went in for a service two weeks ago with my a4 and ended up getting a A7!

Hitchin Audi or? Because Vindis Audi in Bedford are offering very good deals on them if you are interested?
 

lpjn

Registered User
That’s not bad! The one I specc’d misses out on Adaptive but has other goodies instead:

50 TDI
Glacier White
21 Inch Alloys
Tour Package
Comfort & Sound
Panoramic Sunroof
Power door closure
Electric heated, adjustable, folding and auto dimming door mirrors

However, I wanted to add in the Laser Lights in as well. So i’m trying to negotiate this with my dealer and see what can be done. Otherwise I think I’ll hold out on it till summer time when hopefully prices fall a bit lower!
Nice!

I decided I did not want the Tour Package as I personally don't like the huge radar blocks on the grille, but I imagine the adaptive cruise control is very useful.
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Nice!

I decided I did not want the Tour Package as I personally don't like the huge radar blocks on the grille, but I imagine the adaptive cruise control is very useful.

I only want tour package for ACC. I haven’t had ACC in any car I’ve owned but would love to with the anount I find myself on the motorway.
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Cars coming from Bedford Audi. Where I went for a service and also where I bought the A4 from! 25% off a A7 yes please!

Not bad man. My cars going in for a checkup next week so I’m going to speak about it there with them. Hopefully I will join yoju with an A7 sometime in the coming year
 

h1r4

Registered User
I got very lucky with 25% off. Good luck trying to get that much off. They messed up the valuation of my a4 and made it 4k more than it should of been. Originally I got 19.7% off due a carwow deal I had previously and I showed them they matched that. But aswell as that they messes up my valuation and I got more off!

Yes a road trip to the highlands haha
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
I got very lucky with 25% off. Good luck trying to get that much off. They messed up the valuation of my a4 and made it 4k more than it should of been. Originally I got 19.7% off due a carwow deal I had previously and I showed them they matched that. But aswell as that they messes up my valuation and I got more off!

Yes a road trip to the highlands haha

They gave me a good offer of £49k which I was chuffed with. A saving from £65k that the car was as speccd. But they raised it to 52.5k recently, I took a step back again. I currently have my A4 lease and still have a year on it as well so I was only entertaining the £49k price as it was a very good offer.

I want Laser Lights on the A7 anyways so tbh I can wait out. I think your A4 will be one of the only ones I will see around the area (ive seen your current A4 around).
 

lpjn

Registered User
They gave me a good offer of £49k which I was chuffed with. A saving from £65k that the car was as speccd. But they raised it to 52.5k recently, I took a step back again. I currently have my A4 lease and still have a year on it as well so I was only entertaining the £49k price as it was a very good offer.

I want Laser Lights on the A7 anyways so tbh I can wait out. I think your A4 will be one of the only ones I will see around the area (ive seen your current A4 around).
Wow that's a stonker of a deal! I could only get mine down to 52k from 63k
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Wow that's a stonker of a deal! I could only get mine down to 52k from 63k

Exactly. When I saw the price at 49k, maybe I should have just got a deposit down straight away. Im confident ill get a better deal, but the patience game is the worst
 

lpjn

Registered User
Exactly. When I saw the price at 49k, maybe I should have just got a deposit down straight away. Im confident ill get a better deal, but the patience game is the worst

You'll thank yourself next year when you're paying WAY less than the majority of people with the same vehicle! You're playing the right game!
 

h1r4

Registered User
They gave me a good offer of £49k which I was chuffed with. A saving from £65k that the car was as speccd. But they raised it to 52.5k recently, I took a step back again. I currently have my A4 lease and still have a year on it as well so I was only entertaining the £49k price as it was a very good offer.

I want Laser Lights on the A7 anyways so tbh I can wait out. I think your A4 will be one of the only ones I will see around the area (ive seen your current A4 around).
Have you seen my A4 around? Are you from Luton?
 

h1r4

Registered User
Oh wow

I'm not driving around Luton much anymore due to working in Buckingham. Sometimes on weekends. Guessing you saw it with the private plate on?
My cars been back to stock now as it's going on Friday! I'll keep an eye out for your A4 I think I've seen it.
 

Syed Shah

Cars are a mans best friend, then dogs..
Oh wow

I'm not driving around Luton much anymore due to working in Buckingham. Sometimes on weekends. Guessing you saw it with the private plate on?
My cars been back to stock now as it's going on Friday! I'll keep an eye out for your A4 I think I've seen it.

Ive not seen yours in a while so that explains it. Im not around luton much as i work out of luton as well.

& ill keep an eye out for the A7. It will be the only the second one ive seen haha
 

Wippers

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I’ve just picked up my new A7 50 TDI and have to say the interior is something else. Huge improvement on my previous 2016 A7. One thing I don’t like is the new 8 speed gearbox. Very lurchy and cogs down the gears when you don’t want it too, way more than my old one.
No other issues yet but I’ve only had it 4 days.
A few images for comparison from old to new:
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2016 Missano Red vs 2018 Tango Red.


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lpjn

Registered User
@Wippers You're not in Kent by any chance are you? Regardless the side by side of these cars is lovely, interesting regarding the gear box, I'll come back with my verdict on that too
 
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