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17th March, 2011

  • A7 Sportback marks a new segment for Audi in Australia
  • 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 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 ‘wrap-around’ – a horizontal line encircling the driver and front passenger. This arc extends from the driver’s side across the instrument panel and into the passenger’s door.

The Audi 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 180 kW and 500 Nm, catapulting the A7 Sportback from 0-100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds.

The second V6 is the 3.0 TFSI petrol engine. With supercharging technology, this engine develops 220 kW and 440 Nm, endowing the A7 Sportback with a 0-100 km/h sprint time of only 5.6 seconds – firmly in sports car 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 all steel 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 Audi’s seven-speed 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.

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Mr Uwe Hagen, managing director of Audi Australia, said “The 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 dynamics”.

“The A7 reinforces Audi’s dedication to providing our customers with the best possible vehicles through our ongoing commitment to design, technology and efficiency”.

Audi A7 Sportback Manufacturers List Price*:

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI quattro: $142,750*
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI quattro: $147,800*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice.


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