Audi A7 Sportback (2018–)

What's good

Superb interior design, great technology and impeccable quality.

The fact it's a hatchback makes it very practical.

Incredibly quiet and great for covering motorway miles.

What to watch out for

8-speed Tiptronic tends to be slow to respond at lower speeds with 3.0 TDI engine.

Large transmission tunnel means there's minimal room for someone sat in the centre rear seat.

Rear seats aren't as spacious as you'd expect given the size of the car.

Ride is surprisingly firm, not helped by large alloys.

31-7-2019: Report of "Parking Brake Fault - Contact Workshop" warning coming up in June 2018 Audi A7 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 50 BiTDi V6 286 Quattro Tip Auto Start/Stop 48v Mild Hybrid bought in February 2019 with just 30 miles on it and now with 5,000 miles. ealer had the car for 2 weeks but failed to fix the problem. Since then dealer told owner that they had real problems diagnosing the issue even with the help of Audi UK. They had replaced the Parking Brake switch, its control unit and the 12v battery on the advice of Audi UK but they had still not discovered the real cause of the fault. Since then, dealer has had the car for another six days and now tell tell owner they have now identified a wiring fault which has necessitated a temporary fix to allow him to drive the car to Austria and Switzerland tomorrow. A 10 metre long temporary wire is being run from front to back to bypass the damaged one. Dealer told owner they are consulting with Audi about a permanent repair when he returns. They say they will probably have to replace the entire wiring loom in the car.

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