New details are being released for the new Audi A7. The new â€˜four-door coupeâ€™ is being designed to compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLS and BMWâ€™s Gran Turismo.
The A7 could appear as soon as next year, as a 2010 model, built on the architecture of the Audi A5. The A7 is, in effect, a four-door coupe version of the next A6. At the top of the lineup will be a 600-hp, twin-turbo V-10 version likely to be dubbed the RS 7.
The buzz is that a cabriolet will be added in early 2011. The four-door coupe craze that began with the CLS in 2004, is burgeoning with other entries planned, including the Porsche Panamera, Volkswagen Passat CC, and Aston Martin Rapide.