The new Audi A7 Sportback is longer by five millimeters. It is 4,974 millimeters long (16.3 ft), 1,911 millimeters wide (6.3 ft), 1,420 millimeters high (4.7 ft) and has a wheelbase of 2,914 millimeters (9.6 ft). The five-door coupe is a dynamic sculpture with harmonic proportions.
The front end is long; the roofline low and athletically taut. The C-pillar flows assertively toward the rear and into the body’s shoulder line. The tornado line divides up the side panel beneath the windows and gives the body powerful shoulders. Above the redesigned, visually taut sill trims is the dynamic line, which runs slightly upward. The large, precisely rendered wheel arches emphasize the muscular character of the new Audi A7 Sportback.
The Singleframe grille at the front now appears even wider. Its six corners are now crisper; eight chrome struts add emphasis to the horizontal dimension. The air inlets in the bumper, which has also been redesigned, are interconnected below the Singleframe. Powerful edges at the top offset the inlets, which feature two crossbars each in the middle.
Wedge-shaped headlights featuring a wave-shaped lower edge likewise exhibit a new look that matches the modified Singleframe grille. Audi supplies these headlights with energy-efficient LED technology as standard. The low beams consist of 12 LED chips that supply light via three reflectors. An additional six LED chips paired with two reflectors generate the high beams.
The LED light strip is over a meter in length and consists of 25 diodes. Thanks to superposed, thick-wall technology, these diodes form a homogeneous strip of light. The lights come on as soon as the ignition is switched on, without the driver having to do anything. A supplementary function known as the intersection light – an exclusively Audi solution – makes use of route data supplied by the optional MMI navigation plus. The LED headlights can be paired with high-beam assist as an option.
Highly innovative: Matrix LED headlights
Upon request, Audi will supply Matrix LED headlights for the new A7 Sportback. A bundle of 19 light-emitting diodes per headlight paired with four reflectors produce high-beam light. Matrix LED headlights ideally illuminate the road ahead without dazzling oncoming vehicles or vehicles ahead. As needed, a control unit networked with a video camera mounted on the rearview mirror switches individual diodes on and off, and dims them in one of 64 different settings for each diode.
The Matrix LED headlights are paired with the intelligent cornering light, created by a shift in the light center position. If the car is equipped with the optional MMI navigation plus, then this system’s route data will trigger the cornering light to illuminate around the corner just before the driver even turns the steering wheel.
In conjunction with the Matrix LED headlights, Audi supplies new dynamic turn signals for the front of the new A7 Sportback. When the driver engages the turn signal, its 13 LEDs light up sequentially from the inside out.
The taillights of the new Audi A7 Sportback likewise consist entirely of light-emitting diodes. Dynamic turn signals are standard at the rear.
Typical sports car: the rear
The rear of the new Audi A7 Sportback boldly underscores the vehicle’s dynamic personality. Reminiscent of a classic sports car, the rear end is truncated and indented. Along the upper edge of the rear window, a flat LED light strip serves as a third brake light. The spoiler in the long trunk lid automatically extends at a speed of 130 km/h (80.8 mph) and retracts at 80 km/h (49.7 mph).
All surfaces are intensively sculpted – particularly the tailgate and the redesigned bumper. The latter’s broad, black diffuser insert encloses the two tailpipes of the dual-branch exhaust system on the left and right. The tailpipes have been designed flat and trapezoidal, underscoring the width of this five-door coupe.
Audi offers 13 different paint finishes for the A7 Sportback; six of them are new colors. The two solid finishes are called ibis white and brilliant black. The ten metallic finishes are cuvée silver, Dakota gray, floret silver, glacier white, Havana black, diamond beige, Oolong gray, moonlight blue, mythos black and tornado gray. The pearl effect color garnet red completes the range of paint finishes. Customers can also specify a color of their choice for a customized paint finish.
Those looking for even greater sporty individuality can opt for the S line exterior package. In this case, the bumpers are more striking. The air inlets are kept separate, the rear diffuser has a black honeycomb grille and its spoiler edge is finished in platinum gray. The fenders bear S line logos and the sill trims feature pronounced contours.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.