129 mph. That’s the top speed of the 2019 Audi A7. Well, that’s its artificial top speed, a velocity dictated by a speed limiter installed by Audi’s team of lawyers. Left to the laws of physics, the principles of aerodynamics and its 335 horsepower, the four-door hatchback could actually go much faster. At 129 mph, the A7 isn’t even breaking a sweat.
Basically a hatchback version of the Audi A6, the first A7 debuted in 2012. It was an immediate hit and fast fueled the trend for luxury four-door hatchbacks, including the Tesla Model S, which went on sale in 2013. This year, Audi has completely redesigned the A7, making measurable strides in style, luxury, performance, and technology. Now in its second generation, the A7 is even more attractive, more refined, and more fun to drive than before. Although it continues to compete with the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz CLS, unlike its rivals, every A7 model comes with standard all-wheel drive.