Following the introduction of Audi A3 Carbon Edition just a few days ago, Audi Malaysia is now revealing the enhanced A7 Sportback into our local market.
“Back when the Audi A7 Sportback first debuted in 2010, Audi truly set the bar for automotive design, combining an athletic aesthetic with understated elegance for a car that redefined the boundaries for its segment. With the new A7 Sportback, we took all these exceptional traits and spared no effort in making iteven more exclusive and appealing in terms of design, comfort, performance and fuel efficiency,” said Immo Buschmann, Managing Director of Audi Malaysia.
The revised version of the Audi A7 Sportback features a striking new interpretation of Audi’s Singleframe Grille which when coupled with the car’s long bonnet, short front overhang, muscular waistline, strong orientation towards the rear axle of the car and 19-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels with a 5-spoke V-design thoroughly underline this model’s sporty nature.
Along with Audi’s iconic LED headlights with range adjustment and daytime running lights, as well as LED rear tail lamps with dynamic turn signals, the A7 Sportback certainly looks to leave a lasting impression to onlookers.
The body of the updated Audi A7 Sportback consists primarily of aluminum and high-tech steel grades, making it lightweight yet safe and designed for maximum comfort and insulation from sound/vibrations. The cargo space under its electrically driven trunk lid has a base capacity of 535-liters, expanding to 1,390-liters once the rear seat backs are folded down.
The sporty style of the exterior is carried forth into the car’s interior. The dominant element is the horizontal line surrounding the driver and passenger, which when combined with the dashboard, provides an impression of space and elegance. Additionally, the Aluminum Delta dashboard inlay, Valcona leather seats with electric seat adjustment and ventilation for both front seats, along with the leather-covered sports steering wheel and gear knob ensure that the cabin exudes luxurious refinement.
The new A7 Sportback comes with the latest 3.0 TFSI V6 petrol engine with direct fuel injection generating 333hp and 440Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive which allow this coupé to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds, approximately 0.3 seconds faster than its predecessor. Despite its exhilarating performance, the Audi A7 Sportback is still highly fuel-efficient, with a combined cycle of 7.6 litres/100km and a combined CO2 emission rating of 176 g/km.
The new Audi A7 Sportback also leads the competition in terms of infotainment with the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch on an 8-inch LCD colour display boasting the latest generation of the modular infotainment system. Amongst the highlights include a graphics processor from Audi’s partner Nvidia and touchpad control which allows the driver to scroll and zoom into media in a convenient and ergonomic manner.
Also new is Audi connect functionality with Google Earth and Wi-Fi Hotspot, which links the 5-door coupé with the Internet via LTE high-speed data transmission when coupled with a SIM card. Passengers will also be entertained with a 6 DVD changer coupled with a BOSE surround sound system featuring the Audi music interface along with a 12-channel amplifier with 14 speakers for total output of 600 watts.
As with all Audi models, the new Audi A7 Sportbackis fully equipped with an array of electronic and mechanical features to ensure an efficient and safe driving experience, including a start/stop system with energy recuperation, parking aid plus with park display and reverse camera, an automatic rear spoiler that deploys at speeds above 130km/h to improve air resistance and stability, Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) which includes Traction Control (ASR), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a total of 8 airbags.
Available in 7 colour choices; Glacier White, Ibis White, Floret Silver, Dakota Grey, Oolong Grey, Tornado Grey and Mythos Black, the A7 Sportback is now available for bookings at all authorised Audi dealerships nationwide with a retail price of RM625,900.
For more information about the all-new A7 Sportback, visit www.audi.com.my.