Trust a brand who lives and breathes Vorsprung durch Technik to know a thing or two about developing cars that constantly redefine what it means to go quick with effortless cool.
Building upon the success of the first A7 Sportback which first appeared in 2010, the second iteration of the acclaimed grand turismo has Audi’s signature design ethos taking centre stage.
From the moment one meets the gaze of the new A7 Sportback, it’s hard to resist the allure in which the car combines the sleekness of a coupe body-style with five-door practicality. Sporting the same striking Singleframe front grille characteristic of modern Audis and matched by a pair of HD Matrix LED headlights that accentuate the car’s gaze, the new A7 Sportback doesn’t just look wider, lower and more athletic, it now exudes greater confidence and sophistication.
The ‘cool’ in the new A7 Sportback is achieved by preserving the elegant silhouette that has been its hallmark. Credit to the meticulous devotion to detail by Audi’s engineers, who impress with style lines that span the length of the car, an integrated spoiler that self-deploys at speeds in excess of 120km/h, and prominent wheel arches that hint at the car’s quattro all-wheel drive pedigree.
But the clearest view of the new A7 Sportback’s flair, is from the back. Particularly, the full-width LED taillight that spans dramatically across the boot lid, completing the crisp, clean impression the car now makes.
Stylish without compromising practicality, the A7 Sportback’s large hatchback rear door offers owners a big loading aperture, making fitting large luggage less of a hassle in its 535-litre boot. Legroom too has been improved so four adults will find comfort in every ride.
Sharing the same platform as the tech-heavy Audi A8 luxury limousine, the A7 Sportback boasts its own set of high tech innovations, with everything from dynamic all-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and parking assist systems that will put any driver at ease.
Like the exterior, there’s a little more driver-focus with the latest infotainment system in a luxuriously well-appointed interior. MMI Touch Response, packing dual-screens angled towards the driver, and the design flourish of a buttress with the “quattro” logo now displays far more panache than a regular executive sedan could.
Looking dapper may help the A7 Sportback turn heads. But Audi has given the A7 Sportback a peach of an engine to win hearts. Paired with a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch autobox for silky-smooth gear shifts, the 3.0-litre V6 TFSI powerplant offers 340bhp with 500Nm of torque on tap. This enables it to make 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds before going on to a peak velocity of 250km/h (electronically limited).
But even with that much go, the new A7 Sportback still manages to show a very impressive 7.3L/100km fuel return, and a C1 grade on the VES (Vehicle Emissions Scheme).
Beautiful, yet fun, the new Audi A7 Sportback will appeal to anyone looking to add a dose of character and flair in their everyday commute.
Going fast, has now been made fashionable.
For more information about the new Audi A7 Sportback, visit http://audia7.sg or head on down to Audi Centre Singapore for a test drive.
Audi Centre Singapore, 281 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159938
Tel: 6836 2223
AUDI A7 SPORTBACK 3.0 TFSI QUATTRO S TRONIC
ENGINE: 2,995CC, V6, TURBOCHARGED
POWER: 340HP AT 5,000-6,400RPM
TORQUE: 500NM AT 1370-4500RPM
GEARBOX: 7-SPEED DUAL-CLUTCH
TOP SPEED: 250KM/H
0-100KM/H: 5.3 SECONDS
FUEL EFFICIENCY: 7.3L/100KM