Aesthetically athletic, emotion-packed design, sporty character and innovative technology: The Audi A7 Sportback marries the strengths of a coupe with those of a sedan and an Avant.
Design, body and interior The large five-door model is an Audi in top form. Its low, dynamic roof line and the sharp cut-off at the rear lend it the character of a coupe. Among the exterior modifications, the changes to the Singleframe grille, bumpers, exhaust tailpipes and headlights are particularly eye-catching. LED technology is standard here. Matrix LED headlights, which light the road optimally without causing glare to other road users, are available as an option. Dynamic turn signals complete the image.
Much of the body of the Audi A7 Sportback consists of aluminum and high‑tech steel grades. It is unusually lightweight and designed for maximum acoustic comfort. The cargo space under the long, power trunk lid has a base capacity of 535 liters (18.9 cu ft). When the rear seat backs are folded down it grows to 1,390 liters (49.1 cu ft).
Every detail of the elegant interior with its sophisticated materials documents the care with which Audi builds cars. The front seats can be equipped with optional ventilation and massage functions. The MMI user control system comes standard, and a head-up display is available as an option.
Drive system Audi offers the A7 Sportback with a broad range of engines, comprising five six-cylinder TDI units. The powerful, refined engines develop between 140 kW (190 hp) and 240 kW (326 hp) with impressive fuel efficiency. The 3.0 TDI ultra boasts a combined fuel consumption of just 4.8 – 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers (49.0 – 50.0 US mpg) on average – a CO2 equivalent of 126 – 122 grams per kilometer (202.8 – 196.3 g/mi).
3.0 TDI ultra S tronic and 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic with 140 kW (190 hp)
3.0 TDI ultra S tronic and 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic with 160 kW (218 hp)
3.0 TDI quattro S tronic with 200 kW (272 hp)
3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic with 235 kW (320 hp)
3.0 TDI competition quattro tiptronic with 240 kW (326 hp)
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 – 4.7 (37.3 – 50.0 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 167 – 122 (268.8 – 196.3 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
Three of the five engines are paired with a seven-speed S tronic; both top-of-the-line TDI engines have the eight-speed tiptronic. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive ensures superior traction, stability and dynamics. The 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic with 160 kW (218 hp) and higher can also be fitted with a sport differential at the rear axle.
Chassis The chassis, too, combines sporty precision and luxurious comfort. The links are made of aluminum; the power steering uses a highly efficient electromechanical drive system. The Audi drive select dynamics system is standard and can be supplemented by the optional adaptive air suspension and dynamic steering.
Infotainment The Audi smartphone interface brings the customized environments of Apple Car Play and Android car onto the MMI monitor. New in the A7 is the inductive charging function of the Audi phone box for charging suitable cell phones according to the Qi standard.
The range of audio modules extends up to the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, which delivers over 1,200 watts via 15 speakers.
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition The 3.0 TDI bi-turbo in the limited-edition Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition model outputs 240 kW (326 hp), and even 255 kW (346 hp) briefly in overboost mode. The sport suspension lowers the vehicle body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in). Located behind the 20-inch, two-tone wheels are brakes with red calipers. The interior is designed in black, and the list of standard equipment – including the S line sport package – is generous.
State-of-the-art technology also comes in the form of the assistance systems – including adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function, the further improved night vision assistant and the Audi pre sense safety system. Audi side assist and Audi active lane assist work closely together to make lane changes even safer.
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition The limited-edition Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition model recalls the successful launch of TDI technology in 1989. Its 3.0 TDI bi-turbo produces 240 kW (326 hp), and in overboost mode can briefly output a peak power of 255 kW (346 hp). The sport suspension lowers the vehicle body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in). Located behind the 20-inch, two-tone wheels are brakes with red calipers. The interior is designed in black, and the list of standard equipment – including the S line sport package – is generous.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).