Six years after the Mercedes-Benz CLS started the four-door coupe trend in 2004, Audi’s first-generation A7 raised the bar. Rivals like the Porsche Panamera and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe would later put their own spin on slant-roofed sedans, but Audi’s entrant was too striking to be unsettled. Small updates over several years kept the A7 relevant, but in the face of stiffer competition, Audi needed a new generation.
Last year, the A7 got its second wind in the form of a complete redesign. Now, with a cutting-edge cabin and smoother, more progressive exterior, the A7 is once again contending for segment leadership.