SedanAudi67% by Neofiliac Team72% by External Reviewers

Audi A7 C8 (4K8) Sportback

Mid-Size Sedan

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Product Overview

Audi A7 C8 (Typ 4K8) is an executive sedan in production from 2017. It is available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.0 liters.
Like the C8 A6 on which it is based, the A7 has grown in size compared to its predecessor. Audi also introduced A7L in 2021, specifically designed and assembled in China, to lure local consumers. Unfortunately, all the sloping roofline and giant wheels and front grille make the A7 an uglier cousin to the A6.
Audi has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.27 coefficient of drag to show for it. The official fuel economy rating is exceptionally rosy, though it may cast more doubts on the trustworthiness of the regulators and perhaps the owner's own sanity than it relates to reality.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Audi A7 C8 comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.


What we found

Neofiliac score 67%
  • Good performance
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Low official fuel consumption
  • Uglier than the A6
  • Impractical
  • Sold with small engines
  • Too many electronic gizmos

What external reviewers found

External score 72%
  • Superb all-wheel-drive performance
  • Superb handling
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Excellent build quality
  • Great infotainment system
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lacklustre petrol engine
  • Lacklustre power
  • Poor ride quality

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Variants shown:
40 TDI
40 TDI quattro
45 TDI quattro
45 TFSI quattro
45 TFSI ultra
45 TFSI ultra quattro
50 TDI quattro
50 TFSI e quattro
55 TFSI e quattro
55 TFSI e quattro
55 TFSI quattro

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 48% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
Mild-hybrid technology has made its way into the latest A7. This comprises of a 48-volt primary electrical system that can allow the Audi’s V6 to shut down when coasting between 34 and 99mph. It also uses a belt alternator starter to restart the engine when you touch the throttle. Noise from the 3.0-litre diesel engine is well isolated at a cruise, and even under heavy acceleration the sound it produces wouldn't be best described as unpleasant.
  • Sophisticated looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Ridiculous infotainment system
  • Poor ride quality


Reviewer score 72% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The Audi A7 Sportback is a premium model with a more practical hatchback body. It has a sporty look courtesy of its wide, long and low dimensions, while a price range starting from around £48,000 emphasises its premium status. The A7's petrol and diesel engines are strong performers, and thanks to new mild hybrid tech, the official economy figures are impressive.
  • Fastest petrol and diesel engines
  • Cheaper than rivals
  • Not as fun to drive as a Porsche Panamera
  • Alternatives are more practical


Reviewer score 61% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
The A7 is one of the most advanced cars on the road in this respect. You can park it in a garage or bay from the outside, and actually drive completely hands-free in traffic at speeds of up to 37mph. UK law doesn't currently allow you to use any of that tech, so it won't be enabled from launch. Other engines, including four-pots and an RS7 will follow, but for now that's your lot.
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Powerful engines
  • Impressive refinement
  • Lack of four-wheel steering
  • No automatic gearbox


Reviewer score 87% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
The 2019 Audi A7 is a luxury and tech superstar, but it's really quite nice to drive. The controls are all nicely weighted, with effortless yet responsive steering. Power comes from a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 engine, with 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
  • Gorgeous design
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Lack of standard equipment


Reviewer score 84% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from hifiadvice have found:
Kharma Elegance S7 Signature (with a driver from the Exquisite series) with the Goldmund Telos 7. The presentation is very neutral and linear and highly revealing. The treble is deliciously airy and very expressive but never hard or forward. The midrange is wide-open and communicative while deep, powerful and well-controlled bass completes the sonic picture.
  • Super-sophisticated sound
  • High resolution and transparency
  • Excellent build quality
  • Only one driver


Reviewer score 76% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from whathifi have found:
The Edwards Audio IA7 has bags of energy and punch, and its penchant for really deep, lush basslines is extremely satisfying. Basslines are joyfully deep, whether it's the funky, squelchy textures in Sbtrkt's Wildfire, the taut thrumming in Fleetwood Mac's The Chain, or the all-encompassing crescendo in Hans Zimmer's Inception score. While the overall sound could be cleaner and crisper, the IA7 veers on just the right side of being a punchy and smooth listen.
  • Gorgeous, muscular sound
  • Deep, lush basslines
  • Comfortable remote control
  • Not as punchy as rivals


  1. ^ Audi A7 Sportback 50 TDI 2018 UK review. [autocar].
  2. ^ Audi A7 Sportback review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ New Audi A7 (2018) review: the sleek exec driven. [carmagazine].
  4. ^ 2019 Audi A7 review: A powerhouse of luxury and tech. [cnet].
  5. ^ Goldmund Telos 7 with Kharma Elegance S7 Signature demo at PUUR audio, video & domotica. [hifiadvice].
  6. ^ Edwards Audio IA7 review. [whathifi].