The 2020 Audi A7 strikes an enviable balance between luxury, performance, practicality, and style. Moreover, with its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain, the A7 is even somewhat frugal. It is the automotive equivalent of a German chocolate cake that’s made out of vegetables, albeit one procured from a pricey artisan bakery and not Safeway.
We score the 2020 A7 at a high 6.8 out of 10. Nobody said that the best is cheap, though. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The A7 pops into 2020, this design’s sophomore year, in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. The S7 is available in only the latter two trims.
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Beneath its shapely body, which evolves its groundbreaking predecessor’s lines with sharper creases and brighter LED detailing, the A7 makes use of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6. With 335 horsepower shuttled to all four wheels through a 7-speed…