Thanks to the high level of digital zoom, these first images of the new Audi A7 are rather grainy and low quality, but they do give us a clear indication of the car's proportions and some of its details.
As with the original A7, the new version will have a prominent fastback silhouette, although Audi seems to have eliminated the droopy tail design that's present on today's car. In some of the photos, the prototype has its pop-up rear spoiler deployed.
Up front, the next-generation vehicle looks as though it features slimmer headlights and a new interpretation of Audi's single frame grille.
In terms of motivation, the new A7 is expected to be available with a selection turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. These will definitely include V6 and V8 options, but may also include an entry-level four-cylinder powerplants in some markets.
A plug-in hybrid drivetrain option is also likely to appear further into the model's life cycle.
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