Audi A7 Sportback
Aesthetically athletic, emotion-packed design, sporty character and innovative technology: The Audi A7 Sportback was given a makeover in 2014 and unites 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.
Audi offers the A7 Sportback with a range of engines, many of which have been significantly redeveloped. The lineup comprises two gasoline engines and five TDI units. All of them except the 2.0 TFSI have six cylinders. The powerful, refined engines develop between 160 kW (218 hp) and 245 kW (333 hp) and appeal with their fuel efficiency. The 3.0 TDI ultra boasts a combined fuel consumption of just 4.8 liters per 100 km (49.0 US mpg) on average – a CO2 equivalent of 124 grams per km (199.6 g/mi).
- 2.0 TFSI with 185 kW (252 hp)
- 3.0 TFSI quattro with 245 kW (333 hp)
- 3.0 TDI ultra with 160 kW (218 hp)
- 3.0 TDI quattro with 160 kW (218 hp)
- 3.0 TDI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp)
- 3.0 TDI quattro with 235 kW (320 hp)
- 3.0 TDI competition quattro with 240 kW (326 hp)
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.7 – 4.8 (30.5 – 49.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 178 – 124 (286.5 – 199.6 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
Five of the seven 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 system (not for 2.0 TFSI or 3.0 TDI ultra) guarantees superior traction, stability and dynamics. It can be complemented with an optional sport differential for the rear axle.
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 and assistance systems
Audi can install the optional top system MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, which already uses the second generation modular infotainment platform. The ideal complement is the Audi connect hardware module, which provides Internet access and brings services on-board such as online media streaming and map updating. The range of audio modules extends up to the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, which delivers over 1,200 watts via 15 speakers.
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 references the launch of TDI technology over a quarter of a century ago. Its 3.0 TDI biturbo produces 240 kW (326 hp), and in overboost mode it 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.