Audi has recently announced that the Audi A7 Sportback will start arriving at showrooms throughout Europe at the end of October. It can be recalled that in January 2008, the concept car was previewed at the Detroit Auto Show. The engine options for this model are comprised of three powerplants -- two gasoline engines and a diesel unit.
The entry-level engine is a 2.8 liter FSI V6 that develops 204 hp and has a fuel economy rating of 8.0 liters per 100 km (29,4 mpg). Then there’s the 2.0 forced-induction TFSI engine that delivers 300 hp, returns a fuel economy of 8.2 liters per 100 km and has CO2 emissions of 190 grams per km.
The diesel option is a 3.0 TDI unit, which develops 245 hp and emits 158 grams of CO2 per km. In Germany, the Audi A7 Sportback is priced from EUR51,650. The model will be offered in numerous markets throughout the globe next year. Audi predicts sales of about 200,000 units.
The year 2011 saw the introduction of the Audi A7 Sportback, which represented the long-awaited expansion of the car manufacturer’s executive fleet of vehicles. The Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer had nothing but high hopes for the A7, with Sales and Marketing Board Member Peter Schwarzenbauer stating that Audi expected roughly 200,000 A7 Sportbacks to find their way to customers within the first year of the A7’s launch.
Schwarzenbauer also stated that A7 is an upgrade from the equally best-selling A6, and expressed confidence in the Sportsback’s ability to turn in new customers for the company. The AUDI AG Board Member said that two-thirds of the projected customer base for the A7 will be made of first-time Audi buyers.
Buyers had the option of picking between two gasoline-powered engines and one engine fed by diesel. All are V6 engines. As for horsepower ratings, the engines’ HP outputs ranged from 204 to 300 horsepower.
A7 also had large spaces for cargo and luggage. If the seats are not in use, the A7’s compartment can accommodate up to 1,390 liters of cargo. The A7 Sportback carried prices between €51,650 and €58,600 when it was first launched.