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Audi's Sibling Rivalry: A6 vs. A7

Earlier this summer, we wrote about the Audi A7’s attractive design and comfortable, technology-packed interior. It’s a head-turner that got admiring looks nearly everywhere it was driven, and I was pleased with the performance from the A7’s supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Last week, Audi dropped off the all-new 2012 A6 so we could put the luxury large car through its paces. While the new A6 may not be quite as attractive as its big sister, the Jan ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Analysis, Audi A6, Audi A7

Fuel Economy and the Audi A7

Recently, I went into detail about the Audi A7’s strengths as a Car of Summer. I was impressed by the A7’s tech features, comfortable interior and class-leading cargo space. But since summer generally means road trips, I think it’s important to mention fuel economy. My trip in the A7 was 499 miles long. On the way, the A7 saw congested city streets and highways that were crowded with weekend drivers. Still, the Audi managed 24 mpg in ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Audi A7, Cars of Summer

Cars of Summer: June Weddings and the 2012 Audi A7

For most people, summer is driving season. AAA estimates that 35 million people will hit the road this Fourth of July weekend. Even if you're not heading out with the crowds, summer means day trips, road trips, drives to the beach, festivals, fairs, visiting friends and commuting in the bright sunshine. This summer, U.S. News is putting the cars we test through their summer paces and giving you tips and advice for making the most of your summer ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Audi A7, Cars of Summer