Audi Australia has just launched the A7 Sportback down under. There’s two models on offer, both using V6 engines. The 180kW 3.0 TDI quattro is priced from $142,750, while the 220kW 3.0 TFSI quattro starts at $147,800.
Despite the size of the A7 Sportbackâ€”4969mm long and 1911mm wideâ€”it’s strictly a four-seater. Although, looking at the rear bench seat, you could easily squeeze in another seat belt to accommodate five people. But that’s generally not the way these luxo four-door “coupÃ©s” work.
As far as that coupÃ© styling goes, the A7 Sportback is one of the better executions out there. Its proportions are pleasing to the eye and there’s well executed details inside and out. We’re very much looking forward to driving an A7 to see if the tangible experience matches the visual.
The A7 Sportback is fitted standard with Audi’s familiar 7-speed S tronic transmission and the quattro all-wheel drive system uses the same crown-gear centre diff from the RS5.
It’s got promising pace too. Reaching 100km/h takes 6.5 seconds in the turbo diesel, while the supercharged petrol sipper takes just 5.6 seconds.
After the break you’ll have access to a few more pics as well as a full suite of press material from Audi Australia.
UPDATE: Over 40 new pics have now been added below.
Elegance, Efficiency And Practicality â€“ The Audi A7 Sportback Has Arrived In Australia
- A7 Sportback marks a new segment for Audi in Australia
- Combines the emotion of a coupe with the comfort and prestige of a sedan and the functionality of an Avant
- Two powerful yet efficient V6 engines
- Cutting-edge technologies include advanced construction and driver assistance systems
With the launch of the all-new A7 Sportback in Australia, Audi has entered a new segment. The A7 Sportback breaks new ground in design with flowing, athletic, and elegant styling that combines the beauty and appeal of a coupe with comfort and practicality of a sedan.
But with four doors and four individual seats, there is no compromise on practicality with ample room for driver and passengers. Headroom is generous for all occupants and comfort is second to none.
The dynamic exterior design also carries over into the interior, where Audi has further cemented its place as a leader in design. The most striking aspect is the â€˜wrap-aroundâ€™ â€“ a horizontal line encircling the driver and front passenger. This arc extends from the driverâ€™s side across the instrument panel and into the passengerâ€™s door.
The A7 Sportback is also brimming with advanced driver-assist systems. An optimised MMI operating system is standard, including an optional head-up display that projects vital information onto the windshield, meaning the driver never has to remove their eyes from the road ahead. The intuitive touch-screen MMI system is a standard feature and can be used to perform numerous functions, including the hard-drive based navigation system, which is also standard.
The Audi A7 Sportback will be offered with two V6 engines in Australia. The first is a powerful yet incredibly efficient V6 TDI engine, which produces 180kW and 500Nm, catapulting the A7 Sportback from 0-100km/h in just 6.5 seconds, yet consuming just 6.0 litres per 100km.
The second V6 is the 3.0 TFSI petrol engine. Employing supercharging technology, this world-class engine develops 220kW and 440Nm, endowing the A7 Sportback with a 0-100km/h sprint time of only 5.6 seconds â€“ firmly in sportscar territory.
Both engines offer thermal management, stop-start technology and energy recovery.
Sophisticated construction is the cornerstone of every Audi vehicle and the A7 Sportback is no exception. The hybrid-construction chassis consists of approximately 30% aluminium, which reduces weight compared to an allsteel chassis, improves handling, braking and increases fuel efficiency. The control arms of the A7 Sportback are also made from lightweight aluminium.
All Australian-specified A7 Sportbacks will be combined with Audiâ€™s sevenspeed S tronic transmission and acclaimed quattro all-wheel drive. This drive system is state-of-the-art, and features a crown-gear centre differential (debuted on the Audi RS 5) and advanced torque vectoring, ensuring power is distributed in the blink of an eye to maximise stability, traction and agility.
Mr Uwe Hagen, managing director of Audi Australia, said â€œThe A7 Sportback breaks new ground for our brand and brings Audi into an entirely new segment. It is also a vehicle brimming with technology, in terms of construction, drivetrain and driver-assistance systems. The A7 Sportback combines graceful styling with excellent practicality and outstanding driving dynamicsâ€.
â€œThe A7 reinforces Audiâ€™s dedication to providing our customers with the best possible vehicles through our ongoing commitment to design, technology and efficiencyâ€.
Audi A7 Sportback Manufacturers List Price:
(MLP excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)
- Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro: $142,750
- Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI quattro: $147,800
- A7 Sportback â€“ Technical data (130kb PDF)
- A7 Sportback â€“ Australian press release (90kb PDF)
- A7 Sportback â€“ Australian brochure (455kb PDF)