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.
In this form, the engine powers the A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI 204PS to 62mph from rest in 7.4 seconds to a top speed of 146mph. At the same time, it offers the potential for 55.4mpg fuel economy with low 135g/km carbon dioxide emissions.
This configuration will remain with the new quattro all-wheel-drive variant, and is now available at £39,995 OTR. The A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro 204PS, which is equipped with the seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission, covers the 0-62mph sprint at 7.2 seconds, with top speed of 146mph and up to 48.7mpg with 152g/km CO2 emissions.
Benefit-in-kind liability for business users stands at 23% for the quattros and at 20% in front-wheel-drive variants.
The new Audi A7 Sportback range proves that it is able to maintain the standard figures in terms of low fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions. Likewise, all the specs of a high-end executive car are presented in the latest TDI models.
The new Audi has exquisite leather upholstery (Milano) that blends perfectly with its sporty interior. Adding strength to the vehicle is the 18-inch alloy wheels to weather all types of road and driving conditions. Expect light and rain sensors, Xenon headlamps with LED that stays on, powered tailgate operation and the Audi drive-select adaptive dynamics. The premium car also comes with a built-in satellite navigation system along with its 6.5 inch coloured Multi-Media Interface.
There are no significant changes in the SE model specs except for the newly added features. Now, the latest model comes with the Audi Music Interface iPod connection, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, cruise control and the new Audi Parking System with audible and diagrammatical parking assistance.
The top of the line S model has S-line sports suspension, S-line sports seats, S-line exterior and interior styling treatments, Leather (Valcona) upholstery and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.
All level variants will share the same new feature and that is the 3rd rear 3-point seatbelt. This allows the A7 Sportback to seat as many as 5 adults if needed. Indeed, the A7 is also practical and spacious (equivalent to 1390 litres of load) particularly if the rear seat is placed in split-folding position.
Under the hood, the A7 boasts of a more powerful 3.0 litre TDI engine (or 245PS). There is also the supercharged 3.0 litre (300PS) and naturally aspirated 2.8 litre petrol units. Without a doubt, these powerful features are connected to the A7’s S-tronic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive technology.
All range models are equipped with engine start-stop function, energy recuperation, electromechanical power steering with engine load reducing technology and Audi’s highly advanced thermal technology.
Using high amounts of aluminium, the A7 Sportback is lighter than any traditional steel. This feature perfectly complements the trapezoidal link rear suspension and 5-link front suspension. Expect firmer 10mm lower sport set-up, intensive S-line configuration handling and 3-ride air suspension system to come in every Sportback model.
Additional accessories are available for the premium model. These include: head-up display, in-car Internet access (with Wi-Fi hotspot), Google Earth map navigation system (complete with wireless WLAN link and UMTS module), large hard disk and highly responsive touchpad with 3D navigation tracker. All these are attached and are viewable in the 8-inch (MMI) touch screen. Other optional features include sport differential system, thermal imaging camera and all-LED headlights to provide utmost comfort for the driver.