2019 Audi A7 named 2019 "Edmunds Best Retained Value" winner in Luxury Large Car category

HERNDON, Va., April 3, 2019 – The 2019 Audi A7 received the 2019 Edmunds “Best Retained Value” award in the large luxury car category. This is the second residual value-based award for the 2019 A7 this year – in January, the model received the Kelley Blue Book “Best Resale Value” award in the luxury car category. 

The annual Edmunds “Best Retained Value” awards recognize brands and models that Edmunds projects will have the highest residual value five years after their launch, expressed as a percentage of their average True Market Value® (TMV®). The awards span 18 categories including “Luxury Large Car” for which the 2019 Audi A7 was named winner.

Edmunds’ residual value projections are based on a computation for each qualifying 2019 model of (i) the average cash True Market Value (TMV®) price over the first five months for such model and (ii) the average projected five-year depreciation computed for each of the first twelve months after the launch of such model.

“The recent redesign of the Audi A7 propelled it to the top of the list in the luxury large car category of our 2019 Best Retained Value Awards," said Richard Arca, associate director of pricing at Edmunds. “A sporty and modern take on traditional luxury, we expect the all new A7 to hold its value well in the coming years.”   

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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When using MMI touch response system, always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Driver Assistance features are not substitute for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

22 city/29 highway mpg (2019 A7 3.0-liter TFSI® V6) EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

Always obey all local speed and traffic laws.


Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.812 million vehicles globally in 2018. In the U.S., Audi of America sold nearly 224,000 vehicles in 2018. 2019 marks 50 years for the brand in the U.S. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

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