Audi decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its TDI technology in style and as a result it revealed the A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Edition model. The new model comes with new modifications in the charging and camshafts of the 3.0-liter TDI biturbo diesel engine that boost the power by 7 hp (5 kW) to 326 hp (240 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm.
With these numbers, the 2015 A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Edition sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Despite the impressive performances, fuel consumption remains low at 6.1 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers (38.6 US mpg), while CO2 emissions are 162 grams per kilometer.
Moreover, the special edition model features the S line sport package, which also includes lowering the body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in), as well as 20-inch five-spoke W design with black painted sides. Behind the wheels are the red brake calipers and 17-inch brake discs.
Furthermore, the vehicle features V6 T emblems on the fenders, black exterior mirror housings and high-gloss black tailpipe trims. Audi will offer the A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Edition with a choice of three colours: Daytona Gray, Misano Red, Nardo Gray and Sepang Blue.
The interior is designed in black and it features sport seats upholstered in fine Valcona leather in black or lunar silver and decorated with S line embossing. S sport seats with contrasting stitching in Misano Red or Agate Gray are available as an option. Pricing starts at 72,000 euros, while shipping will begin this fall.
In revising the Audi A7 Sportback, the German premium carmaker made sure that the five-door coupe is more powerful and more appealing. This was made possible by new engine configurations and new transmissions as well as by new infotainment systems. Moreover, the appeal of the new A7 Sportback is thanks to its new headlights and new taillights. As intended by Audi, the A7 Sportback practically fuses the sporty charm of a coupe, the comfort of a sedan, and the functionality of an Avant.
When Audi launched the first A7 Sportback in 2010, the carmaker was already setting the bar high in the field of automotive design. The debut of the A7 Sportback signaled its sporty and elegant intentions, as indicated by its long bonnet, flowing C-pillars and a sharply dropping rear end. Now the latest iteration of the A7 Sportback features a number of stunning and sporty elements.
Some of the glaring tweaks made to the new A7 Sportback are on its Singleframe grille, headlights bumpers and tailpipes. LED units are standard, although Audi is able to install Matrix LED headlights that offer optimal road illumination sans any glare towards other motorists. The Matrix LED headlights are matched by dynamic turn signals, which are also found on the rear.
Interestingly, the new Audi A7 Sportback is provided with a body constructed mainly from aluminum and high-tech steel grades. These materials allow the body to become lightweight while delivering optimal comfort in terms of noise. Furthermore, the trunk of the new Audi A7 Sportback could accommodate up to 535 liters (18.9 cu. ft.) of cargo capacity, which could be further expanded to 1,390 liters (49.1 cu. ft.) once the rear seat backs are folded down.