A completely uncovered Audi A7 has been snapped. The four-door coupe looks quite long and low, and features several new exterior parts.

These exclusive Audi A7 spy photos reveal a car that's very much production-ready. No heavy camouflage, no black and white psychedelic paint and no heavy security. Audi's four-door coupe looks to have a new front end with a new bumper plus pointed headlights.

It looks similar to the A5 Sportback but with different B and C pillars. Typical of a sports coupe the front doors have no frames. The small rear side window is sharper than the more kinked A5's. Overall the A7 seems lower and longer too, with stretched front and rear overhangs. An aerodynamics spoiler sits atop the boot lid which appears to have the same opening style as the Porsche Panamera's.

Audi is of course releasing the four-seat A7 as a challenger to the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the new Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide. All three rivals are about 5 metres long.

As a high-end vehicle the A7 will sport some pretty powerful engines, including a 3.0-litre force-fed petrol, a new turbo V8 and a V8 TDI pulling around 800Nm. Quattro AWD will feature and work in tandem with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Expect to see the A7 in the metal within the next couple of months.


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