Monday, September 6, 2010

New Audi A7 Sportback Photos Released

. Monday, September 6, 2010

It's been over a month since the all-new Audi A7 Sportback was officially revealed and at the time, the images released were basically standard, neutral-backdrop press shots. Not that there's anything wrong with that but we prefer seeing a new car model in the "real world" - offering an idea of what life with an A7 Sportback would be like (or at least look like). After viewing this photo gallery you'll probably agree, life would be very good indeed.

Update: Four videos and new photo gallery of the A7 in Sardinia have been posted.

The Audi A7 Sportback - At a glance

Design and body
- Elegant coupe design, four doors, 4.97 meters (16.31 ft) long
- Wide-opening luggage compartment hatch that opens and closes electrically (standard), luggage compartment volume up to 1,390 liters (49.09 cu ft), variable back seat
- Xenon plus headlights standard; LED headlights optional
- Very lightweight body, large percentage of aluminum and high-strength steels

Interior and controls
- Elegant, modern lines, a craftsman’s level of workmanship, novel colors and materials such as layered wood veneer
- Start-stop button and highly efficient air conditioning as standard features; ambient lighting optional
- Optional front seats with ventilation and massage function
- MMI radio operating system standard; head-up display available as an option
- Optional MMI navigation plus with touchpad and large 8-inch display Internet services from Google and Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
- Advanced safety and assistance systems such as Audi pre sense, adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, Audi active lane assist, Audi side assist, night vision assistant, speed limit display and park assist system

- Four powerful and highly efficient V6 engines – two gasoline and two diesel units, with power ranging from 150 kW (204 hp) to 220 kW (300 hp)
- 3.0 TDI with 150 kW (204 hp) and multitronic with just 139 g CO2/km (223.70 g/mile)
- All engines with thermal management, start-stop system and energy recovery
- Front-wheel drive with multitronic; quattro drive with seven-speed S tronic
- quattro all-wheel drive with new crown-gear center differential and torque vectoring
- quattro with sport differential for the active distribution of power at the rear axle available as an option

- Newly developed, high-efficiency electromechanical power steering
- 18 to 20-inch wheels, powerful brakes
- Sophisticated chassis construction, aluminum control arms
- Audi drive select dynamics system standard
- Optional adaptive air suspension with controlled damping

Source: Audi AG