2007 Audi

2007 A3

Brand new for 2006, Audi's A3 is a compact sports wagon derived from the latest-generation Volkswagen Golf -- but with a sleeker roofline and unique styling cues, including the bold front grille design that first appeared on the '05 A6 sedan. For 2007, an S line Package replaces the Sport Package from 2006. Equipment content is the same, but the new S line package also receives more aggressive front and rear fascias and S line badging on the exterior. The A3 also has a new Technology Package with Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone technology and a light and rain sensor. The Sound Package has been renamed the Audio Package and includes Sirius satellite radio. The A3 shares its 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection in-line four engine with the A4 sedan. It drives the front wheels via either a six-speed manual transmission or Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). A 3.2-liter, 250 horsepower V-6 is optional and offered with DSG and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system. Seventeen- inch wheels and tires are standard, with 18-inch rims ptional. Audi's Electronic Stabilization Program is included, along with front-seat side-impact and head-curtain airbags.

2007 Audi A4

The A4 is offered in both sedan an Avant wagon forms -- with either front-wheel or quattro all-wheel-drive. It comes powered by a choice of four and six-cylinder engines. Standard is a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection in-line four that generates 200-horsepower; the optional 3.2-liter V-6 is borrowed from the larger A6 and likewise uses direct injection to produce 255 horses -- a bump of 20 horsepower vs. last year's version. The four-cylinder can be mated to either a six-speed manual or Multitronic continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission in the sedan version; the wagon and all V-6 models offer a choice of the six-speed manual or a conventional six-speed automatic gearbox. For 2007, the Symphony audio system gets MP3 capability -- and cassette players are dropped. Heated front seats are now available as a stand-alone option on V-6/Quattro models -- but have been discontinued for FWD/2.0T models. The 3.2 sedan and Quattro get a standard sunroof (it was formerly an option) and all automatic-equipped A4s get F1-style shift paddles on the steering wheel. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, the latest version of Audi's Electronic Stabilization Program, traction control and front-seat side-impact and side-curtain airbags all come standard, along with a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Options include adaptive high-intensity discharge headlamps and a navigation system with Audi's Multi-Media Interface.

2007 Audi S4

Coming in both sedan and Avant wagon versions, with quattro all-wheel-drive standard, this sportier version of the A4 offers exceptional performance thanks to its 340-horsepower 4.2-liter V-8 engine. This remains the only eight-cylinder powerplant to be offered among European compact sport sedans. It can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with manual control function. For 2007, the S4 gets upgraded with new "DTM" exterior bumpers, with front and rear carbon fiber trim available as an option. Eighteen-inch wheels and a sunroof are standard. Also, Alcantara interior color combinations have been increased; both the ebony/ebony and silver/silver combinations are available. Finally, brake calipers on all S4 models are painted glossy black.
Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, the latest version of Audi's Electronic Stabilization Program, traction control and front-seat side-impact and curtain airbags all come standard. Other distinguishing characteristics include color-contrasting titanium-colored inner housings, a rear spoiler on the sedan and aluminum roof rails on the wagon -- along with dual exhaust pipes and sport seats.

2007 Audi RS4

This new top-performing version of the A4 family packs a punch with a 4.2-liter direct-injection V-8 engine that generates 414 horsepower. This model can reach 60 mph in about 4.8 seconds and features more extensive use of aluminum construction than the rest of the A4 line as a weight-saving measure, particularly in the suspension and hood. Also on hand to lessen the load are lightweight sports seats with inflatable side bolsters. The RS4 has a very firm suspension with a lower stance and wider track than the rest of the line. Eighteen-inch wheels and performance tires are fitted at the front, with 19-inch rims and rubber installed at the rear. An aggressively calibrated version of Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system comes standard, and affords crisper cornering abilities by managing front/rear torque more liberally. Dynamic Ride Control is included for maximum stability and grip around the corners. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, front-seat side-impact and side-curtain airbags come standard. A Premium Package is available and includes DVD navigation, Bose premium audio with six-disc CD changer, HomeLink, auto dimming exterior and interior mirror, digital compass interior mirror, memory for mirrors and driver?s seat positions, Bluetooth phone preparation, Sirius satellite radio, heated rear seats, power rear and manual side sunshades and light and rain sensor with ?Coming Home? feature.

2007 Audi A6

Available in both sedan an Avant wagon forms, the A6 now offers an available S line package on the Avant (along with a 19-inch wheel upgrade). The much-anticipated V-10 S6 is on deck for a fall '07 introduction. All A6 audio systems get MP3 capability and a trip computer/driver Information center is standard on all models. There's also a new overhead console and a rearview camera system has been added to the Technology Package. The Avant carries specific styling and includes a cargo-securing rail system behind the seats; it can transport 20 cubic feet of cargo with the seats in place and 58.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. A power-operated tailgate is optional. A choice of powertrains across sedan and wagon lines includes a 3.2-liter V-6 that generates 255 horsepower; the 4.2-liter V-8 is up-rated to 350 horsepower (from 335 last year). Power is transferred to either the front or all four wheels in quattro all-wheel-drive versions by a gearless Multitronic continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission. The gearless gearbox nevertheless can be "shifted" like a manual transmission in seven stages. A wealth of high-tech features includes optional adaptive xenon headlamps, which automatically pivot to illuminate the road through corners and a Multi-Media Interface (MMI), which incorporates navigation, audio, climate control and other operations into a single system operated by a joystick-like center console control and dashboard-mounted video display.

2007 Audi A8

Coming in both regular- and long-wheelbase L versions, the full-size A8 sedan blends comfort and performance with quiet elegance inside and out. The standard-length model comes powered by a 350-horsepower 4.2-liter V-8 engine (up from 330 horsepower in '06). The step-up engine for L models is a 6.0 liter W12 engine rated at 450 horsepower. This fall, a 450 horsepower 5.2 liter V-10 will be available in the high-performance S8 variant. A six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission is standard. An adaptive air suspension affords four separate ride settings to suit various drivers and conditions. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Audi's Electronic Stabilization Program are included. A long list of premium features includes a DVD navigation system with Audi's Multi-Media Interface (MMI). A Bang & Olufsen Advanced Audio System with 1,000 watts and 14 speakers is available optionally, along with Sirius satellite radio and MP3 capability.

2007 Audi Q7

Audi's seven-passenger all-wheel-drive crossover is a new model for 2007. It comes with either a 3.6 liter, 280 horsepower V-6 or 4.2 liter, 350 horsepower V-8. Both engines feature direct injection for improved efficiency and lower emissions and each comes paired with a six-speed automatic with manual control function, as well as Quattro all-wheel-drive. Base and Premium trims are available, with third row seating standard on models with the V-8. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, power rear lift gate, bi-xenon HID adaptive headlights, leather trim, Audi's MMI control interface with LCD display and a Bose audio system with six disc CD-player. The Premium adds 19-inch wheels, rear park assist, DVD navigation, heated front and second row seats, second row captain's chairs and an oversize, three-section sunroof. Twenty-one-inch wheels are available with the optional S-line package. Standard safety equipment includes front-seat side-impact and curtain air bags, ABS brakes with Brake Assist, electronic stability control with hill descent control and rollover detection and a tire-pressure monitoring. Side-impact airbags for the second row are optional, as is a high-tech feature called Side Assist, which warns drivers when another vehicle has entered a blind spot by lighting up yellow LED indicators housed in the outside rearview mirrors.