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2019 Audi A7 Sportback retains much of the A8’s appeal

The Audi A7 Sportback, whether you would like to call it a sportback or a four-door coupe, has always been a beautiful car. And this week, the 2019 model year will be debuting in Germany with an even more striking appearance since we first saw it seven years ago.

Beginning with numbers, it is a bit shorter than its predecessor at 195.6 inches long, and is now only 55.9 tall, so it appears to sit closer to the ground. Unlike the A8, it has a wider face and a lower grille, giving it a sportier appearance. The hood now has lines that lead to the broader front fenders. Like its predecessor, it has got a sleek roof that seamlessly plunges toward a pop-up spoiler. As for the trunk capacity, there is 18.9 cubic feet of storage that can be maximized to 49.1 cubic feet when the seats are folded down. The rear end gets one full-width tail light that stretches from one end to another, and is made up of 13 individual LED strips that varies in height across the width of the trunklid. Customers will be able to get wheels as large as 21 inches in diameter.

With a stylish exterior comes with a stylish cabin as well. It is light and airy with plenty of horizontal lines up the dashboard and door panels. In fact, the 2019 A7’s interior resembles that of the new A8. Despite its shorter length, passengers get an increase in headroom as well as rear knee space, thanks to the extra 0.8 inch interior length. A7 buyers will be able to choose from a five-place or a 2+2 seating option.

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Scale model of 2018 Audi A7 Sportback leaks ahead of official model unveiling

We are all aware that Audi has plans to reveal the 2018 A7 Sportback soon, specifically towards the end of the year. Though we expected a grand reveal and a full-sized vehicle, we were surprised by something much smaller - that is, a die cast scale model of the Sportback.

What just happened? Well, Autoweek.nl has leaked an image of the A7 Sportback, except it isn’t the real car. Rather, it is a scale model, which makes it much smaller than what all of us expected to see. Of course, this can’t beat the awesomeness of the real model. In earlier spy shots, the A7 and S7 will have a design that mixes together elements from the first-generation car combined with the Prologue series of concept cars.

Though the leaked image just shows a scale model, we could still kind of tell how the A7 Sportback will look. The A7’s face resembles that of the A8, and we already know that based on the spy shots we have seen before. What’s new is the fact that the scale model shows us a more sculpted hood and more body lines. The A7 has a wider single-frame grille, thin headlights backed with an array of LEDs, and more glass on the sides.

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Official sketches of the next-generation Audi A6, A7 and A8 finally revealed

Ingolstadt’s design honcho Marc Lichte recently had a talk with L’argus, a French online publication concerning Audi’s new premium models. Surprisingly, this brief conversation leads up to reveal not just a few details but also the official sketches of their new lineup. What you’re seeing right now are the designs of the A6 Sedan, A7 Sportback and the all-new Audi A8. Well, there’s no better way to compare each new model than having them side by side, is there?

While flipping through these drawings ourselves, we thought they all seem to look the same. Except maybe for the new A7--- which bears the sportiest design of the three new sedans. But as we gazed more closely at every detail, we determined how each one is very different from the other. That’s when we noticed how Audi’s new single-frame grille comes with different characteristics.

Since the A6 sedan has relatively smaller configuration, its bumper grille also has a design of its own. Comparatively, the creases along the hood provide the A7 with a sportier look while it seems rather more aggressive on the A8’s fuller body.

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M&D Exclusive Cardesign creates highly tuned Audi S7 with PD700R wide-body kit

As many of us know, RS versions of any Audi’s vehicle models are more powerful and more dynamic than their S counterparts. Thus, for the Audi A7 model family, the RS7 is definitely a much better performer than the S7. But this is not applicable in the case of the Audi S7 tuned by M&D Exclusive Cardesign. This tuned S7 should leave the RS7 behind the dust.

One of the primary reasons why the Audi RS7 has more performance than the S7 is the engine. Both the Audi S7 and the RS7 are powered by the same engine that is differently tuned for each model. The 4.0-liter turbocharged TFSI V8 engine on the latest S7 (2017 model year) could provide 450 hp of max output and 406 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This level of power pales compared to a better tuned TFSI V8 engine that delivers 560 hp of max output and 516 lb.-ft. of peak torque for the 2017 Audi RS7. A higher performance variant of the RS7 boasts of having 605 hp of max output and 553 lb.-ft. of peak torque at its disposal.

However, the Audi S7 tuned by M&D Exclusive Cardesign isn’t the 2017 version – but the 2013 model is used instead. The 2013 Audi S7 – as standard -- features a V8 engine that could provide ‎420 hp of output and ‎406 lb.-ft. of torque. M&D Exclusive Cardesign fine-tuned this V8 engine to now deliver a whopping 690 hp (515 kW) of max output and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm) of peak torque.

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Audi introduces its new 313PS Biturbo TDI engine, which is available for the A6 Saloon and Avant as well as for the A7 Sportback models. This new twin-turbo V6 is noted for being the most powerful six-cylinder diesel engine offered by the Vorsprung durch Technik brand ever.

It is also notable for being the sweetest-sounding. The engine is available in A6 models priced from £43,810 OTR. Its price in the A7 Sportback begins at £51,645 OTR. It integrates the trademark Audi TDI refinement with an exhaust-mounted sound actuator that enables it to provide a powerful 650Nm output to the tune of a distinctly sporting soundtrack.

The latest V6 is ranking above the single-turbo 204PS and 245PS variants of the 3.0 TDI that are already featured in the A6 and A7 Sportback lineups. The new engine has a two-stage turbocharger group that provides a maximum boost pressure of 3.2 bar, aiding the A6 3.0 BiTDI quattro Saloon to accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in 5.1 seconds. The same acceleration is made in the A6 Avant and A7 Sportback, but in 5.3 seconds. All the variants deliver an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

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To prevent rear-end collisions, the Audi A7 has been fitted by Robert Bosch GmbH with an automatic emergency braking system that made its debut on the A8. The system detects objects in front by using a video camera and radar.

Bosch system's sensor data analyzes and determines whether braking has to be applied and if so, in what amounts. When a collision is possible, the brakes are prepared for use and a warning alarm will sound.

If the warning is not heeded, maximum braking occurs about half a second prior to the impact. The electronic stability control of Bosch will then help bring the vehicle to an orderly stop. The A7 is Audi’s second liftback model. This vehicle competes against the Jaguar XF and the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

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The new Audi A7 five-door coupe is now offered with the high-beam assist system dubbed as the SmartBeam. Based in the U.S., Gentex manufactures automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based driver-assist systems. A miniature camera-on-a-chip is combined with algorithmic decision-making. This allows for the automatic operation of a vehicle's high beams so that its usage could be optimized depending on the surrounding traffic conditions.

The system optimizes forward lighting while it eradicates the repetitive task of manually turning the high beams on and off. SmartBeam is also applied on a Gentex auto-dimming mirror, which automatically darkens to get rid of the glare from the vehicles’ headlamps that approach from the rear. The all-new Audi A7 has a starting price of $59,250 (exclusive of $875 destination charge, taxes, title, options, and dealer charges) for the 3.0T quattro Tiptronic version.

It is equipped with the following as standard: 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, Xenon plus headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, leather seating surfaces, power, heated front seats with driver lumbar support, automatic power tailgate, Audi drive select, SIRIUS satellite radio, Audi Music Interface, Bluetooth telephone and music player connection, Homelink, Keyless go, power sunroof, 3-zone automatic climate control, and automatic headlights with light/rain sensor.

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Audi is strengthening the defenses of its A7 Sportback range by offering quattro all-wheel-drive reassurance for more variants of the acclaimed executive class fastback.

Early next month, new models of 3.0-litre TDI quattro 204PS will be available to order to coincide with a new Standard trim level, which will be available exclusively with this engine. In new Standard form, the A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI will lower the range entry price to £39,995 OTR.

The new price of the new A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro will just be above at £41,675 OTR. In addition, the ‘entry level’ V6 TDI engine has only been offered in conjunction with front-wheel-drive and the eight-speed multitronic continuously variable transmission until now.

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Sales will start this May for Audi’s 2012 A7 Sportback, a premium hatchback that’s slotted between the A6 and the A8. With this new model, Audi is entering a new niche. Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen said that the A7 Sportback is meant to be an “avant-garde alternative” for those who are considering the Jaguar XJ and BMW 7 series.

Right before the start of the New York auto show, de Nysschen was interviewed and he claimed that the A7 Sportback is targeted at those who want a car that’s “more emotionally styled” but will have the driving dynamics and the safety features that are available on the A8 or a 7 series.

He also pointed to the Mercedes-Benz CLS as a rival for this car. Audi is undertaking projects such as the A7 to expand its lineup so that it can raise U.S. sales to 150,000 vehicles in 2015. Audi had its best year ever in the U.S. in 2010 with sales totaling 101,629 vehicles.

Read the entire article 2012 Audi A7 Sportback wants to steal Jaguar XJ and Bmw 7-Series buyers

German tuner Pogea Racing offers an aftermarket kit for the Audi A7, giving the model a set of tech modifications as well as red decals on the sides of the car. Pogea also created new ECU maps for both the 3.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI units of the vehicle.

The 3.0-liter TDI Multitronic, which is Audi’s continuously variable transmission, delivers 204 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. But with Pogea’s tweaks, its output has been boosted to 251 hp and 468 Nm (345 lb-ft) of torque.

It also upgraded the 3.0 TDI S-Tronic (the carmaker’s double clutch gearbox), from having a stock output of 245 hp and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, to 289 hp and 555 Nm (409 lb-ft) of torque. Meanwhile, the output of the turbocharged petrol 3.0 TFSI unit increased from 300 hp and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque to 345 hp and 495 Nm (365 lb-ft) of torque.

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ABT has prepared an aftermarket package for the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback that targets the vehicle’s engine, suspension and exterior. It’s interesting how ABT uses the words “magical moment” and “elegant feline predator” for this modification kit.

Both the 3.0-liter TFSI (which generates 245 hp and 450 Nm in stock form) and 3.0-liter TDI V6 (with a stock output of 300 hp) engines have received upgrades. ABT has a two-stage power upgrade for the oil-burner, with the output increased to 282 hp and 500 Nm or 310 hp and 610 Nm.

The output of the supercharged petrol unit has also been raised to 410 hp. The connection to the road was also modified, with the installation of a Level Control module that lowers the air suspension. ABT offers options for a set of custom lightweight alloy rims.

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Audi’s new A7 Sportback in China will be introduced in September 2011, according to Dominique Boesch, general manager of the Audi Sales Division at FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd. In an interview with the Beijing Times, Boesch said that the new A7 Sportback will make its debut along with the new Audi A8.

It was in mid-2010 that the Audi A7 Sportback was introduced in Europe but its first public appearance had actually taken place in September at the Paris Auto Show. There are four V6 engine options available for this new model: two gasoline and two diesel.

The gasoline units include the 2.8 FSI (which delivers 204 hp and 280 Nm of torque), coupled with S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive (the new generation which debuted on the RS 5), and the 3.0 TFSI (300 hp 440 Nm of torque), which is mated with the S tronic and the quattro powertrain as well.

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Audi expects its A7 coupe-styled four-door car to attract new buyers to the brand. The first-generation A7 started selling in Europe this month and it is slated to arrive in showrooms in global markets through next year. It will arrive in the US next spring.

Audi plans to sell about 200,000 units of the A7. Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi's sales chief, said that the company expects new customers to account for two-thirds of all buyers worldwide. He said that the A7 is the "next step-up from the Audi A6 segment” which has had high growth rates worldwide.

The first Audi model to get one – the A7 has a head-up display that shows the vehicle's most important data onto the windshield.

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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.

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As you may know already, the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback made its debut in July and will be revealed to the public in France, at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

According to our friends at Autoblog, it appears that the sportier S7 Sportback will also come in the French capital. What is really interesting is that the new car will not carry the 5.2-liter V10 engine found on the S6 (which is no longer produced) and borrowed from the Lamborghini Gallardo.

Apaprently, the new S7 Sportback will receive a direct-injected 4.0-liter turbo (also expected to debut on the upcoming S8 and S6) mated to a seven-speed S Tronic gearbox (a six-speed manual gearbox could also find its way in the upcoming car).

Read the entire article Audi S7 Sportback rumored to make its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

Audi is marketing its new A7 Sportback toward families who want a sportier car. Audi is aiming to surpass BMW AG and Daimler AG when it comes to luxury car sales. Chief Financial Officer Axel Strotbek said the A7 plays a major role as Audi seeks to penetrate customer groups that are willing to pay more for their vehicle.

He said that this will definitely help in boosting its profitability. At the end of October, the A7 will start selling in Western Europe for 51,650 euros ($66,000). Strotbek expects this five-door model to help improve Audi’s sales in the compact and mid-sized segments to 400,000 vehicles in 2015 from 250,000 this year. However, he declined to reveal its sales target.

The A7, which is expected to rival BMW's 5-series Gran Turismo and the Mercedes-Benz CLS, is the first in a new product class that combines sportiness with the spaciousness of the top-end A8.

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With the addition of the A7 to its lineup in 2011, Audi of America hopes to boost annual sales of top-line sedans to 10,000 units, says President Johan de Nysschen. The restyled A8 will arrive in November 2010 while the A7 - a four-door with coupe styling - will follow nine months after. The new A8 was unveiled just last week but so far, the A7 has only been seen in concept form.

De Nysschen believes that in a full year, the carmaker could sell up to 5,000 new A8s and as many A7s. For this year, de Nysschen thinks that 3,500 units of the current A8 will be sold. Sales of the A8 peaked at 5,943 in 2004.

The A7 will be priced below the A8, which currently starts at $75,375 including freight. The 2011 A8 will be priced higher because of a substantial increase in content, including a touch-screen system that controls navigation, audio and communications.

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This is the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback, a new car from the German manufacturer set to take on the Mercedes-Benz CLS. As you can see from the photos, the new car continue Audi’s design philosophy which will fit perfectly between the A6 and A8 sedans.

As you may know already, the new car is actually a production version of the Audi Sportback Concept which was unveiled last year at the Detroit Auto Show and its design (like all the cars from Audi) is dominated by the deep front grille, stylish headlights, a low nose and by the stylish rear which completes the ‘four-door coupé’ shape.

The new A7 which will go on sale this fall with prices starting from €51,650, will include a choice of four diesel engines, all of them with fitted with direct injection, Audi’s thermal management system, stop-start tech and brake energy recuperation. The new A7 will include a choice of four diesel engines, all of them with fitted with direct injection, Audi’s thermal management system, stop-start tech and brake energy recuperation.

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It has been quite a long wait for the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback. For a time, all we’ve had to look at was its placeholder, the RS5 Coupe, which is now available throughout dealerships in the United States. Now, we have finally seen the larger and more sophisticated version of the said model, and it is stunning.

Physically, the RS5 Sportback model stretches out a little more compared to the standard coupe. The hips have been made wider by over half an inch (15 millimeters) on each side, and it has also been made lower by .28 inches (7 millimeters) making it sit closer to the ground. What finishes off the look would be the bigger wheels (of either the standard 19 inches, or the 20 inch wheels that come as an option) and larger air intakes.

Overall, the RS5 Hatchback looks a bit more aggressive than the average coupe. Customers could get the Sportback in any of the Gloss Black, Carbon, and Matte Aluminum optic packages.

Read the entire article 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback brings aggressive look and 444 hp engine to New York

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, said in his interview with Roadshow that the United States market will again be able to get their hands on a RS5 Sportback that will soon join the RS5 Coupe. It took a while for the automaker to mention the existence of a range-topping variant of the stylish four door. Information on its availability in different regions has also not been divulged yet.

But that is not all. In fact, Keogh mentioned that they have another surprise that they are working on, though he stopped himself from saying further and did not reveal what it was. Instead, he teased us by saying that there is a cool European model that they have not brought in to the United States just yet, and that he considers it to be his number one car, and they perhaps they will get it. But to date, he did not confirm any of these reports.

If you analyze what Keogh said even further, there are a number of possibilities for this. Keogh could be referring to an RS4 Avant, depending on the timeframe he has in mind. That is because the said model is already ready right now and that it only needs an executive to sign off so it could already be added to the US lineup. The only problem here is that it might take 25 more years for this model to become eligible for US import.

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