The 2019 Audi A7 received the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award in the Luxury Car category, as announced at this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention.
In its 17th year, the Kelley Blue Book “Best Resale Value Awards” recognize products and brands that lead in retaining value over the first 60 months of new-vehicle ownership. The awards are divided into three categories: “Best Brands,” “Overall Top Ten Winners” and “Category Winners,” which spans 24 categories, including “Luxury Car” for which the 2019 Audi A7 was named winner. Using the latest research and analysis, Kelley Blue Book projects resale values based on current vehicle specification and trim levels, sales data, market conditions, competition within individual segments, future economic factors and the combined experience of the Kelley Blue Book team of market and pricing analysts.
Kelley Blue Book praised the 2019 A7 as a “driver’s car,” noting: “The new turbocharged V6 engine has noticeably more torque than the former supercharged V6, making the 2019 A7 feel especially quick. The excellent suspension damping that makes the A7 comfortable on the daily commute, but well composed when it’s asked to be a sports sedan. What’s more, the A7 is quiet inside.”
“For the 2019 Audi A7 to win this award in its first year on sale is an incredible honor and testament to its exceptional design, innovative technology and high functionality,” said Filip Brabec, vice president, Product Management, Audi of America. “Audi of America is proud to accept this award from Kelley Blue Book, and we will continue to strive to craft vehicles that deliver long lasting, refined driving experiences for our customers.”
The 2019 Audi A7 builds on the heritage and success of the first generation, with the spaciousness of a sedan, versatility of a sportback and emotional design of a coupe. Its signature silhouette is defined by a sloping roofline, giving the A7 unique character, improved usability and easy access to the spacious cargo area.
Inside, the orientation of the interior is strongly angled towards the driver, creating a driver-centric cockpit, which features the MMI touch response system with handwriting recognition that replaces the rotary dial and conventional buttons with two large, high-resolution touch displays with haptic and acoustic feedback. The A7 is a testament to the leading role Audi plays in lighting technology and design, with three headlight systems available for the 2019 model, and standard equipped LED taillights with dynamic rear turn signals.
Powerful and efficient, the A7 is equipped with a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine that produces more torque compared to the outgoing A7 due to a twin-scroll turbocharger replacing the supercharger. Producing 335 horsepower, the A7 can sprint from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. The A7 also comes standard equipped with 48-volt Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, and the newly developed standard steel front and rear suspension allows for both a sporty driving experience and more comfortable ride for long distances.
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