AUTOMOBILE Magazine picks the Audi A7 as its 2012 Automobile of the Year. Editors from the magazine selected the A7 for its “embodiment of everything a luxury buyer would want in a car – design, performance, and technology”. The award will be presented by AUTOMOBILE Magazine President and Editor-In-Chief Jean Jennings during the Los Angeles International Auto Show next week.
Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen was delighted to hear the news. “The Audi A7 boasts bold styling and dramatic features, making it an icon of design and technology. We’re thrilled that AUTOMOBILE Magazine has selected A7 as the Automobile of the Year,” he said.
The four-door luxury A7 was chosen for its sleek, striking design, innovative use of a hatchback, cutting-edge technology and powerful engine. AUTOMOBILE editors cited the A7’s effortless acceleration provided by an all-wheel-drive supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and eight-speed transmission, as well as the car’s deft handling.
“The Audi A7 is the sort of car that, when you look at it, you want it,” said Jean Jennings, AUTOMOBILE Magazine editor-in-chief. “The closer you get to it, the more you love it. Every mile you drive, you cannot believe how beautiful it is inside. Audi has positioned it perfectly between the A6 and A8 as a great all-around car providing class-leading storage space, a great powertrain, and really compelling design.”
The seamless fusion of style, luxury and technology, every detail of the A7 delivers a striking visual statement. The A7 was the first car in the world to feature factory-installed Wi-Fi with Audi connect™ and navigation with 3-D Google Earth. From the groundbreaking MMI® touchpad and its gracefully integrated display screen, to the state-of-the-art head up display, the Audi A7 is the perfect marriage of progressive design and sophisticated engineering. The A7 also sets a high standard for performance, handling and efficiency with an all-aluminum Audi 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 engine, 310hp and 325 lb-ft. of torque.