A Day In The Life of An Audi A7 Driver: Day 3
As I have established in the first two days which I will affectionately refer to as the honeymoon stage, the 2012 Audi A7 is absolute visual splendor on wheels. However, for day 3, it was all about capability and technology.
I think one of the most surprising treats in this car is the highway MPG. The EPA estimate is 28 MPG; it may not sound like a lot, but for a 3.0 TFSI Quattro with 310 horses that’s quite a bit. Although the EPA estimates it at 28, my calculations for the first two days were 31.5 MPG. Amazing!
I’ve made some references to the references to the amazing BOSE surround sound system that the A7 comes equipped with. It sounded like Michael Jackson was in the car with me hee-heeing! This prompted me to indulge myself in my curious nature, so I searched for each and every single speaker that was in the car. I counted 15. The best part is that I had to search for them. Why is that so good? Often times in car these days, you can see the speakers wherever they are. Most car interiors aren’t designed in a way where the speakers and their positioning have an organic flow to the design of the overall interior. The A7 does, and it adds to that visual splendor and makes an eye-gazing experience that is unobtrusive to the eye.
Here’s some more fun that comes as a result from sitting in the captain’s chair. When you sit in that captain’s chair, you are at the helm. With the help of the voice-activated Google Earth, you are in control of your destinations. It’s very easy to use and the best part is that you don’t have to repeat yourself to attempt to use it. On the dashboard MMI screen, you are able to view full 3D graphics to provide visual assistance in helping you get to your destination.
I will be sure to use that tomorrow when I take my beautiful lent Audi A7 to a scenic drive along the Napa Valley there are lots of windy roads there. We will also cover the rear torque and the way that it handles.