When it comes to high-performance luxury sedans, the 2017 Audi lineup is loaded with a wide array of attractive options for those who crave the right balance between performance and luxury. Founded over 100 years ago in Germany, Audi has long been known for its high-quality luxury sedans. These German-engineered sedans offer aerodynamic exterior styling, elegantly-styled cabins and fun-to-drive performance features. For the 2017 model year, the A3, A4, A6, A7 and the A8 are the most popular sedans in the Audi lineup.
2017 Audi A3
The 2017 Audi A3 is an entry-level compact luxury sedan that has a starting MSRP of $31,200. Nearing its third year of production, the 2017 A3 delivers an attractive and upscale look with its sporty and compact frame. The nimble A3 offers a high-end design, fuel-efficient engine, excellent crash test scores and crisp handling. On the exterior, the A3 boasts an unrivaled design with strong horizontal styling lines, premium chrome highlights and expressive lighting. The signature Audi Singleframe grille is bold and distinctive while the xenon plus headlights add a bit of brilliance to your evening commute. On the inside, the A3 is loaded with a sporty three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, premium leather seating, a standard panoramic sunroof and an intuitive dual-zone automatic climate control system. Because of its small frame, the only real downfall of the A3 is that it lacks ample cargo space.
Under the hood, the 2017 Audi A3 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 186 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. A new and efficient dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission helps the 2017 A3 achieve an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon on the highway. In performance testing, the all-wheel drive A3 goes from zero to 60mph in just 5.8 seconds.
2017 Audi A4
The 2017 Audi A4 is a small luxury sedan that has been completely redesigned with a fresh new look for the 2017 model year. The new A4 delivers the latest technology features along with a luxurious cabin and performance capabilities. Whether you are tackling your daily commute or cruising through steep mountain switchbacks, the Audi A4 offers fun-to-drive performance features that bring excitement to every drive.
With a starting price of just $34,900, the A4 is one of the most affordable small luxury sedans in its class. On the exterior, the A4 offers a handsome and aerodynamic design with its diamond-inspired Singleframe grille, full LED headlights and sculpted curves. Inside the A4, you’ll find an undeniable allure with its LED ambient lighting and available Audi virtual cockpit. The A4 is also the only car in its class to offer standard leather seating.
The 2017 Audi A4 is powered by a choice of two engines. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with valvelift technology produces 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while an additional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with innovative FSI direct injection produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 A4 can achieve an EPA-estimated 37 miles per gallon on the highway, which is the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy in its class. On the track the A4 can go from zero to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds.
2017 Audi A6
The 2017 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan that has a starting MSRP of $47,600. The A6 offers classic styling, a beautifully-designed cabin and solid performance features. The spacious interior is filled with high-quality materials while a new intuitive technology interface makes the high-tech amenities easy to use within the A6. This sedan was built with a purposeful design that makes it an ideal choice for families. It boasts a large trunk and ample space within the comfortable backseats.
On the exterior, the A6 delivers an assertive character with bold horizontal lines and a commanding front grille. The iconic full LED headlights, unquestionably beautiful LED taillights and the integrated trapezoidal exhaust outlets will leave a lasting impression. The A6 provides a timeless allure with its premium leather seating, leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel, eighteen-way power front seats and meticulously crafted brushed aluminum inlays.
Under the hood, the 2017 Audi A6 is loaded with a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. For those who crave even more power, a 3.0T comes with 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimates that the all-wheel drive A6 will achieve up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway. In performance testing, the A6 goes from zero to 60mph in 5.3 seconds.
2017 Audi A7
The 2017 Audi A7 is a sporty and luxurious hatchback that has a starting MSRP of $68,800. The design of the 2017 A7 is beautiful and pragmatic while its refined performance features deliver exceptional performance capabilities.
For the 2017 model year, the A7 has received new styling improvements that add even more luxury to its sleek and sloping frame. On the exterior, the A7 has been designed with lustrous contours that provide sculpted and compelling lines. The full LED headlights add a captivating touch to the overall appearance of the A7. The cabin is filled with sporty features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in paddle shifters, a driver-centric wraparound dashboard, indulgent leather seating surfaces and elegant fine grain birch wood inlays.
When it comes to performance, the 2017 Audi A7 delivers a thrilling ride with its 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. An impressive all-wheel drive powertrain and a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission come standard on the 2017 A7. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 30 miles per gallon on the highway. When tested on the track, the A7 can accelerate from zero to 60mph in just 4.8 seconds.
2017 Audi A8
The 2017 Audi A8 is a premium full-size luxury sedan that has a starting MSRP of $82,500. The A8 is Audi’s largest and most luxurious sedan. It boasts a long and sophisticated appearance and a cabin that is filled with all the latest luxury trimmings. On the exterior, the A8 is bold and commanding with 20-inch 5-double-spoke design wheels and a Gloss Black Singleframe grille. The A8 features a command center that resembles an airplane cockpit, dark brown walnut wood inlays and a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade. It’s easy to find comfort in the A8 with its premium Valcona leather seats that are expertly sewn with distinctive diamond stitching.
The 2017 Audi A8 can be loaded with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque or a massive 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that produces 450 horsepower and 444 pound-feet of torque. In performance testing, the A8 goes from zero to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds, which makes it the fastest full-size luxury sedan on the road. The A8 also offers an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon on the highway, which is impressive for a car of its size.