2015 Audi A7 Sportback is being introduced to us. The facelift of the German model received more powerful engines, new optical blocks and an updated range of multimedia systems.
2015 Audi A7 Sportback represents a second facelift, four years after the market debut. The model has a new front grille, a set of redesigned bumpers, new optical blocks and new exhaust.
2015 Audi A7 Sportback – Design & Engine & Price
The LED technology is standard for the optical blocks equipping the 2015 Audi A7 Sportback, customers also being able to order the matrix LED headlights introduced with the new A8. The rear lights have in standard dynamic signaling, which can also be fitted in the headlights if you opt for the matrix LED lights.
Inside, the 2015 Audi A7 Sportback has new materials and decorations and the color palette has several possibilities, with five colors available to order.
2015 Audi A7 Sportback range is offered in the company of five engines, delivering between 218 and 333 horsepower, all Euro 6 compliant. We are talking about two petrol engines and three diesel.
The entry-level version has front-wheel drive and is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 TDI of 218 horsepower, with a mixed fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km (60.1 mpg Imp. / 50 mpg US), with 122 g/km CO2 emissions.
On top of the above powertrains, there is the 2015 Audi S7 Sportback, which is equipped with a 4.0-liter TFSI engine of 450 horsepower that enjoys the Cylinder on Demand technology, which means you can deactivate some cylinders to save fuel when running at a constant speeds or low loads.
The 2015 Audi A7 Sportback versions that have a 272 horsepower engine or more can be equipped with a sport differential for the quattro system. Some configurations of the engine features a new braking system, lighter than the previous version. In standard, the 2015 Audi A7 Sportback model is equipped with the Drive Select system that allows switching between multiple driving modes. Optional, the four-door coupe from Ingolstadt can be ordered in the company of two sports suspension and an adaptive air suspension. The latter provides a firmer setting for the new S7 Sportback.
The multimedia system from the 2015 Audi A7 Sportback was updated. Audi has renewed and improved MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch system which has an Nvidia graphics card and 4G connectivity to the internet via LTE as standard. Regarding the sound system, the facelift can be ordered with a hi-fi system from Bang & Olufsen.
In terms of driver assistance systems, 2015 Audi A7 Sportback has Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, a new generation night vision system and the Pre-Sense safety system. 2015 A7 is equipped with two blind spot monitoring system, Audi Side Assist, Active Lane Assist, the second serving to avoid accidents that could occur when changing lane without checking.
Deliveries of the 2015 Audi A7 Sportback and 2015 Audi S7 Sportback will begin in late summer of 2014. The base price for the German market: 2015 Audi A7 Sportback costs EUR 51,300 (£41,550 / $70,100), while the 2015 Audi S7 Sportback price is EUR 82,300 (£66,650 / $112,500).
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Sleek and stylish – the new Audi A7 Sportback
– Athletic aesthetic and elegance in grand style
– Five powerful and highly efficient engines from 160 kW to 245 kW
– S7 Sportback* features 331 kW and innovative COD technology
Audi has spared no effort in revising the A7 Sportback*. The spacious five-door coupe is now even more powerful and attractive – thanks to new engine configurations, new transmissions, new headlights, taillights and new infotainment systems. The new A7 Sportback combines the emotional appeal and sportiness of a coupe with the comfort of a sedan and the functional benefits of an Avant.
* The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this MediaInfo.
Back when the A7 Sportback first debuted in 2010, Audi was already setting new standards in automotive design, embracing an athletic aesthetic and elegance in grand style. Its long engine hood, sporty, flowing C?pillars and the sharply dropping rear end create a dynamic overall impression. The revised version of the five-door model, measuring 4.97 meters (16.3 ft) in length, now has additional striking, sporty features.
The most striking changes are to the Singleframe grille, bumpers, tailpipes and headlights. LED technology is now standard; upon request, Audi can supply Matrix LED headlights, which light the road optimally without causing glare for other road users. Combined with the Matrix LED headlights, dynamic turn signals are also installed at the front; they come standard at the rear.
The body of the new Audi A7 Sportback consists primarily of aluminum and high?tech steel grades. It is extraordinarily lightweight and designed for maximum comfort in terms of noise. The cargo space under the long, electrically driven 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).
The sporty style of the exterior is echoed in the car’s interior. The dominant element is the horizontal line surrounding the driver and passenger. The dashboard gives an impression of lightness and elegance. The new interior materials, including the aluminum/Beaufort walnut inlay and Valcona leather, are impressive for their finish. The color palette has been redesigned, offering five color options even for the seats.
The new Audi A7 Sportback is confident and relaxed to drive. The front seats can be optionally equipped with ventilation and massage functions, and there are four seat versions to choose from. The MMI radio operating system comes standard; it can be supplemented as an option with a head?up display that projects all important information onto the windshield.
Power and efficiency: two TFSI and three TDI engines
To start out, Audi is offering the new A7 Sportback with a choice of five powerful and highly efficient engines: two gasoline and three diesel units. Their power rating ranges from 160 kW (218 hp) to 245 kW (333 hp), and all of them comply with the Euro 6 emission standard. Many aspects of the 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 200 kW (272 hp) have been newly developed. In the “ultra” version with 160 kW (218 hp) and front-wheel drive, the three-liter V6 uses an average of just 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50.0 US mpg), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 122 grams per kilometer (196.3 g/mi). The top?of?the?range engine, the 4.0 TFSI, is available in the Audi S7 Sportback. It delivers 331 kW (450 hp) of power and uses innovative COD (cylinder on demand) technology.
The 3.0 TDI biturbo clean diesel, which delivers 235 kW (320 hp), works with an eight?speed tiptronic transmission; all other engine configurations have a seven?speed S tronic transmission. In the versions with front?wheel drive, the dual?clutch transmission has been fully redeveloped, replacing the multitronic. In engine configurations starting at 200 kW (272 hp), quattro permanent all-wheel drive can be supplemented with the sport differential, which actively distributes power between the rear wheels.
The chassis, too, combines sporty precision with high comfort. The new Audi A7 Sportback features wheels with diameters ranging from 17 to 21 inches. Some engine configurations are equipped with new lightweight brakes. The power steering system features an electromechanical drive for high efficiency.
The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard. Options include dynamic steering, two sport suspension versions and adaptive air suspension; on the S7 Sportback, the air suspension has a firmer setup.
The new Audi A7 Sportback leads the competition in terms of infotainment. The top system, MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch, utilizes the latest generation of the modular infotainment system; its highlight is a powerful graphics processor from Audi’s partner Nvidia. Touchpad control lets the driver scroll and zoom in lists and maps.
The perfect supplement to MMI Navigation plus is Audi connect, which links the five?door coupe with the Internet via the LTE high?speed data transmission standard. The Audi phone box connects the driver’s cell phone to the car antenna for improved reception. The top of the hi-fi line is the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System.
The assistance systems – including adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, the further improved night vision assistant and the Audi pre sense safety system – are also state of the art. Audi side assist and Audi active lane assist work closely together to make lane changes even safer.
The new Audi A7 Sportback will begin arriving at dealerships in late summer 2014. Its base price in Germany will be €51,300. The Audi S7 Sportback is available starting at €82,300.
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi A7 Sportback: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.6 – 4.7 (30.9 – 50.0 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 176 – 122 (283.2 – 196.3 g/mi)
Audi S7 Sportback: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.3 (25.3 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 215 (346.0 g/mi).
2015 Audi A7 Sportback via Audi