Audi has introduced the New, second-generation A7 Sportback in three variants, Coupe, Avant and Sedan. At a glance, the Audi A7 Sportback projects an athletic profile with a muscular engine hood, expansive wheelbase and short overhangs.
Large 21-inch wheels give the A7 that athletic emphasis and offers a reference to Audi’s quattro genes. The profile of the car is further accentuated by the sloping roofline to the rear of the vehicle.
Major exterior highlights of the new A7 Sportback are the front’s Singleframe grille, engine hood contours, flat headlights, taut lines with convex surfaces at the side and obvious large wheel arches. From the rear, A7 Sportback features an integrated spoiler. To top things off, there are three headlight options for the A7 Sportback: LED, HD Matrix LED as well as HD Matrix LED.
The A7 Sportback’s body is made up of steel and aluminum composite construction. The steel-aluminium combo gives the four-door coupé top marks with respect to body stiffness, aeroacoustics and aerodynamics.
The car’s dimensions of 4,969 millimeters in length, 1,908 mm in width and 1,422 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,926 mm, provide the sleek and sculpted Coupe its unmistakable identity. Thanks to the slightly expanded dimensions, interior length has increased 21 millimeters (0.8 in), resulting in more rear knee room as well as more head room for rear passengers. In terms of luggage space, the base capacity of 535 liters can be expanded up to 1,390 liters.
Overall interior has been updated with an architecture that seamlessly melds with the new MMI touch response. The MMI touch response operating concept features haptic and acoustic feedback and is as intuitive to use as a smartphone.
Meantime, the 10.1-inch upper display which controls the infotainment system (in combination with MMI navigation plus) is deployed with black panel optics and framed in a graphite gray aluminum clasp, making it invisible until the car doors are opened in order to greet the driver. Mounted on the asymmetric console of the center tunnel, the 8.6-inch lower display provides access to the climate control system, comfort functions and text input. MMI navigation plus with Audi virtual cockpit is projected on a high-resolution, fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. Furthermore, an optional head-up display and voice control further accentuate the ease at which owners can receive and provide information in the new Audi A7 Sportback.
When it comes to tech., the A7 Sportback will see the same level of automation as the flagship Audi A8. Available in 2018, the AI button in the Audi A7 Sportback will enable the driver to activate the Audi AI remote parking pilot and AI remote garage pilot. Meanwhile, the central driver assistance controller (zFAS) merges the data from a sophisticated set of sensors to continually compute an image of the surroundings. Depending on the equipment level, there can be as many as five radar sensors, five cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner.
Besides the Audi AI systems, the new Audi A7 Sportback features a total of 39 driver assistance systems which comprises the Audi AI parking package, City assist package with the new crossing assist and Tour assist package.
Power comes from a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine, paired with a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro drivetrain. The V6 turbo engine produces 340 hp (250 kW) and 500 Nm of torque, plus a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. This engine along with the upcoming engines come standard with a new mild hybrid system (MHEV) for greater comfort and efficiency.
The new Audi A7 Sportback further extends its synthesis of sportiness and comfort, with the addition of optional dynamic-all-wheel steering, new electronic chassis program (ECP) and updated air suspension.
The new Audi A7 Sportback will be available from late February 2018 with a starting price of 67,800 euros.