Audi says it has spared no effort in revising the A7. The big five-door coupe is now more powerful - thanks to new engine configurations, new transmissions.

Audi says it has spared no effort in revising the A7. The big five-door coupe is now more powerful – thanks to new engine configurations, new transmissions.

It looks slightly different too with new headlights and taillights, plus there are new infotainment systems. Back in 2010, when the A7 first debuted, Audi was already on the top of its game setting new standards in design. A7’s long engine bonnet, flowing C-­pillars and the sharply dropping rear end created a dynamic overall impression.

Audi says the most striking changes are to the single frame grille, bumpers, tailpipes and headlights. LED technology is now standard; upon request, Audi can supply Matrix LED headlights, which light the road optimally without causing glare for other road users. Combined with the Matrix LED headlights, dynamic turn signals are also installed at the front; they come standard at the rear.

The new Audi A7 will begin arriving at dealerships in Ireland in October 2014. Final pricing and equipment details will be released closer to launch.