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The 2012 Audi A7 ships this month at a price of $60,125

Audi today announced the price of the 2012 Audi A7 at $59,250, plus $875 shipping charges. The A7 Prestige model starts at $66,455.

The new A7 comes with a V6 3.0L TFSI supercharged engine delivering 310 hp and 325 pound-feet of torque. Audi

Spending a good chunk of change on a luxury ride usually means sacrificing fuel economy. But the 2012 Audi A7, which starts at $59,250--plus $875 shipping charges--promises to offer top fuel economy for its class.

The A7 rides on an aluminum-hybrid lightweight construction, with aluminum body panels and a steel frame, which allows for a U.S. EPA rating of 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, a combined 22 mpg.

Inside the A7 is an Audi first: a heads-up display with a high-resolution, full-color display, which were also recently introduced in the Audi A8. The A7 also comes with a Bang & Olufsen audio system with Bose surround sound. The A7 is also tops the list in connectivity with voice-activated Google Earth, Google Local search, and rolling Wi-Fi hot-spot functionality through Audi Connect.

The A7 Prestige model starts at $66,455, including shipping. All models roll into showrooms beginning this month.