The 2021 Audi A7 L debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show, and it is, as planned, a sedan version of the regular Audi A7 Sportback. What has changed is mostly summarized in the body shape.
The only changes made to the Audi A7 L to make it a sedan are a subtly different windshield, higher second-row side windows, and a revised tailgate. There's even a noticeable lip spoiler and taillights with updated LED graphics.
The automobile was created by the SAIC joint venture, and as the letter 'L' indicates, it is a long-wheelbase variant of the luxury sedan. The wheelbase has been stretched by 98 mm to 3,026 mm in terms of scale and dimensions. This gives the A7 L a total length of 5,076 mm.
Audi will initially market the A7 L in China in First Edition trim. This model has air suspension as normal, as well as four-wheel drive, which is critical for a vehicle of this scale. Production will be limited to 1,000 units, all of which will be powered by Audi's 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with mild-hybrid technology, producing 335 hp and 500 Nm of torque. All four wheels receive power from a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 2021 Audi A7 L will be installed at a renovated Shanghai plant by the SAIC-VW joint venture beginning later this year. Audi is planned to sell the Audi A7 L with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, in addition to the 3.0-liter mild-hybrid of the First Edition.