AUTOMOBILE Magazine Announces Audi A7 as 2012 "Automobile of the Year"
Before 2012 has even started we already know what the "Automobile of the Year" is, the 2012 Audi A7. Audi may have designed the most striking hatchback ever with this new model. Not only is the A7 easy on the eyes but also on gas. With its great gas mileage and practical storage space similar to an SUV this Audi model is definitely going to be selling quickly at our New Jersey Audi dealership.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AUTOMOBILE Magazine, America's leading automotive lifestyle publication, today announced the Audi A7 as its 2012 Automobile of the Year. The magazine also honored winners of its Design, Man, and Technology of the Year. AUTOMOBILE Magazine President and Editor-In-Chief Jean Jennings will present awards for each of the categories during the Los Angeles International Auto Show next week.
In choosing the 2012 Audi A7 as its Automobile of the Year, the magazine's editors admit, "the A7 snuck up on us. It looks good in pictures, but it is much more striking in person. The front visage is both sleek and imposing; in the side view, the car appears elongated, as if tapered by the wind. Move around to the rear, and the A7 is simply captivating. Who ever thought a hatchback could be so sexy? The seduction was underway."
In addition to looking great, the hatchback offers easy access to SUV-like storage space when the rear seats are folded away. AUTOMOBILE staff were further impressed with the effortless acceleration provided by the all-wheel-drive Audi A7's supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and eight-speed transmission, but they were also surprised by the car's athleticism and poise on the racetrack. Inside, the A7 employs a notable combination of Audi's customary top-grade design and materials with cutting-edge electronics, including a touchpad-operated navigation system that incorporates Google Earth imagery and doubles as a Wi-Fi hotspot. AUTOMOBILE editors concluded that this four-door luxury car embodies every expectation a potential buyer might have in terms of design, performance, and technology -- all complementing each other and operating in perfect harmony.
"The A7 is the sort of car that, when you look at it, you want it," says Jennings. "The closer you get to it, the more you love it. Every mile you drive, you cannot believe how beautiful it is inside. Audi has positioned it perfectly between the A6 and A8 as a great all-around car providing class-leading storage space, a great powertrain, and really compelling design. It's the culmination of everything Audi has promised."
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