What is it about Audi and battleship grey? Once again they displayed several of their exhibits in what we consider to be an awful, unflattering color. I guess their design guys must think otherwise.
The new A7 Sportback was introduced at the show featuring the taught, purposeful lines that we have come to expect from Audi. The interior is where the big changes are with a touch screen system replacing the rotary dial and 32 other switches. The main screen has haptic feedback, plus the ability to accept hand written input. The overall interior design is clean and linear with a level of quality, fit and finish that only Audi seems to achieve. We really like the frameless rear view mirror.
The new A8L, also just introduced in the US, is certainly an imposing machine that exudes understated elegance. The A8 features similar instrument panel technology and general layout to the A7, but with a higher level of refinement. Both the A7 and the A8 have power closing decklids – another feature that we will not be able to do without!