26th July, 2010.
Audi has today revealed the A7 Sportback, their first all-new
model since the A5 of 2007. The styling of the new Audi A7 Sportback
has remained remarkably faithful to the 2009
Audi Sportback concept which was designed to preview the
The most noticeable differences between the concept Sportback
and the production car is the omission of the concept's all-glass
roof, a slightly redesigned front bumper and grille, smaller
wheels on the production car, different wing mirrors, and a
completely different interior.
The A7 Sportback utilizes a modified version of the next-generation
A6's chassis, and the car itself is designed to slot in between
the A6 and the A8 in Audi model range.
The A7 Sportback is offered with a choice of two gasoline, and
and two diesel V6 engine options. And of course the quattro
all-wheel-drive system is available.
The power outputs vary from 204 horsepower up to 300 horsepower.
The most frugal engine is the 204 horsepower 3.0 TDI unit which
consumes on average just 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (44.38
US mpg), corresponding to CO2 emissions of just 139 g per km
The interior of the vehicle is up to Audi's usual high standards.
There is room for four people, and the individual seating zones
are clearly defined by a massive center console.
Like Audi's A8 flagship, the A7 Sportback features an array
of high-tech systems. The advanced MMI operating system with
central menu button and reduced number of buttons comes standard,
while one of the options is a new head-up display that projects
the most important information on the windshield. The MMI touch
system combines a hard drive navigation system with the convenience
of touchpad input.
The driver can use the touchpad to perform numerous functions,
such as writing the letters of the destination or the digits
of a telephone number by just using their fingertip.
An online service connects the car to the internet using a Bluetooth
phone. This can relay Google Earth images to the monitor and
combine the information and images with the navigation system.
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Audi Sportback Concept