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9th November, 2010

In January 2008, the concept car for the Audi A7 Sportback was shown at the Detroit Motor Show. The series production model is now in European dealerships, having been released last week. It is intended as an aesthetic alternative to a classic sedan for customers with an affinity for design. The new A7 is affordably priced for customers who currently drive a model in the range of an A6. The A7 Sportback is initially available with a choice of three engines.

Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing, AUDI AG: “With the A7, we are delivering a real beauty and an entirely new concept that we feel the market has been waiting for. We expect roughly two-thirds of all buyers worldwide to be new customers, finding their way to Audi via the A7.” The A7 expands the Ingolstadt car makers’ range in the executive class. “It is the step-up model for the segment that includes the Audi A6, with which we are enjoying strong growth rates the world over.” The company expects to sell roughly 200,000 units of the first-generation A7 Sportback.

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The Audi A7 Sportback debuts with three engine versions: two petrol engines and one diesel engine, all of them powerful and highly efficient V6 units with outputs between 204 and 300 hp. The elegant coupe is also extremely functional: With a luggage compartment capacity of 1,390 litres (49.09 cubic ft) with the rear seat folded down, the A7 Sportback is a true alternative to a station wagon for customers with active lifestyles.

With its broad range of optional equipment, the A7 Sportback offers technical highlights up till now available only in the brand’s flagship, the Audi A8. One example is the night vision assistant, a thermal imaging camera that can look up to 300 metres (984.25 ft) ahead. Others include comfort seats with seat ventilation and massage function, and a WLAN hotspot that allows the passengers to connect up to eight devices – from a laptop to an Apple iPad – to the Internet simultaneously. The MMI navigation plus makes use of a fast UMTS connection to download three-dimensional satellite and aerial photographs from Google Earth – a unique technical selling point of the system from Ingolstadt. The latest safety systems from the A8 can also be ordered for the A7 Sportback, including the Audi active lane assist. If the vehicle leaves the lane, the system intervenes in the power steering and returns the vehicle to the lane autonomously.

Making its debut in the A7 Sportback is the Audi head-up display, which projects the most important data onto the windshield in the form of symbols and digits.

An overview of the basic specifications of the Audi A7 Sportback:




City/highway/combined (l/100 km)

CO2 emissions

Combined in g/km

2.8. FSI quattro

7-speed S tronic

10.7/ 6.5/ 8.0


3.0 TFSI quattro

7-speed S tronic

10.8/ 6.6/ 8.2


3.0 TDI quattro

7-speed S tronic

7.2/ 5.3/ 6.0


Australian availability

The new Audi A7 Sportback is expected in Australia by mid-2011. Local specifications and prices will be reported by Next Car closer to that time.


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