The new Audi A7 Sportback features the new Audi design language to a great extent and sets standards in the luxury class in terms of progressiveness. This new style of Gran Turismo boasts dynamic lines, systematic digitalization, a sporty driving experience and a versatile space concept.
The exterior of the Audi A7 Sportback expresses the new design language, including large surfaces, sharp edges and athletic lines, that made its production debut in the Audi A8. The Audi A7 sports a Singleframe grille that is wider and lower than that of the new Audi A8 along with narrow headlights, contoured air inlets and a flat front end. The athletic structure is enhanced by a long engine hood, long wheelbase and a dynamic roofline that drops sharply towards the rear.
The long luggage compartment lid ends in a pronounced lip from which an integrated rear spoiler extends automatically at 75mph. On the rear you'll find a flat light strip that joins the rear lights, all of which display fast-moving light animations along with the headlights when the car is locked or unlocked.
The Audi A7 Sportback will feature a 3.0 V6 TFSI which produces 340 hp and 500 Nm allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 5.3 seconds. The 3.0 TFSI is paired with a seven-speed S tronic gear box and quattro drivetrain which activates rear-wheel drive as needed. Additional engine information will be released closer to launch.
All engines will come standard with a new mild hybrid system for greater comfort and efficiency. At speeds between 34 and 99 mph it can coast in freewheeling modes with the engine deactivated and then restarted comfortably via the belt alternator starter.
Design and technology come together in an interior that dazzles with a futuristic lounge atmosphere. Compared with the previous model the interior length has increased by 21mm which results in more rear knee room. Passengers also enjoy more head room. A 10.1 inch upper display is oriented towards the driver and features black panel optics framed in a graphite grey aluminium clasp that means it almost disappears into the dashboard when switched off.
Two large, high resolution touch displays replace the rotary push button and conventional buttons you find in current Audi models. The touch response for the MMI system is as intuitive to use as a smartphone and users hear and feel a click as confirmation when their finger triggers a function. A logical and flat menu structure means the driver can access various vehicle functions quickly.
Available at some point during 2018, the driver will be able to push an AI button which activates the Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot allowing the car to manoeuvre into and out of a parking space or garage. The driver can also trigger the function via their Smartphone when outside of the car.
Along with the AI system, the Audi A7 features 39 driver assistance systems split into three packages. The Audi AI parking package, the City assist package with new crossing assist and the Tour assist package which includes efficiency assist.
For more information on the new Audi A7 Sportback please contact your nearest Lookers Audi centre.