Audi A7 (2010-Present)
|Predecessor||Audi A6 Avant (North America)|
|Body style||4-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group MLB platform|
2.5 L V6 FSI (China) 2.8 L V6 FSI 3.0 L TFSI 3.0 L TDI V6 diesel engine4.0 L TFSI V8
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch S tronic multitronic CVT 8-speed ZF 8HP (North American model)|
|Wheelbase||2,914 mm (114.7 in)|
|Length||4,970 mm (195.7 in)|
|Width||1,910 mm (75.2 in)|
|Height||1,420 mm (55.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,695 kg (3,736.8 lb)|
|Related||Audi Sportback concept Audi A6|
Audi Sportback concept (2009)
Audi Sportback concept is a concept vehicle with 3.0-litre V6 TDI clean diesel engine rated 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp) and 550 N·m (405.66 lb·ft), 7-speed tiptronic transmission, quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system, five-link front suspension, continuous damping control shock absorbers, electromechanical steering, ceramic brake discs (380-millimeter front and 356 millimeters rear), front 6-piston monobloc aluminum brake calipers, rear floating-caliper brakes, 21-inch wheels.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
|Options Equipment included on some trim levels|
The A7 is based on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform, which is shared with the fourth-generation (C7) 2012 Audi A6; with the coupé-like A7 being released before the conventional A6 saloon/wagon.
The vehicle was unveiled in Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich on 26 July 2010,and later in 2010 Paris Motor Show, 2011 New York Auto Show. Wörthersee Tour 2011 (in Misano Red)
The vehicles went on sale in fall 2010. Early models include 2.8 FSI (204PS) with multitronic, 3.0 TFSI quattro (300PS) with seven-speed S tronic, 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS) with seven-speed S tronic; followed by 3.0 TDI (204PS) with multitronic.
US models went on sale 2012 model year vehicles. Early models include 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS) with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
|Luggage Capacity||535 litres|
|Unbraked Towing Weight||750kg|
|Braked Towing Weight||2100kg|
Audi S7 (2012-)
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|0-60 mph||4.5 secs|
|Torque||550 Nm, 406 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||225 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||478 miles|
It is a version of A7 with a 4.0 biturbo TFSI V8 engine rated 420 PS (309 kW; 414 bhp) and 550 N·m (405.66 ft·lbf), quattro four wheel drive system, 7-speed S Tronic gearbox. The S7 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and later in 2012 Audi quattro Cup.
Delivery of the S7 began in spring 2012.
Reviewers have cited the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class as the inspiration to the Audi A7 in the four-door executive coupé market.The A7 has also been compared to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the Porsche Panamera since all three are luxury saloon/hatchbacks, though the 5 Series GT is based on the full-size BMW 7 Series while the A7 is unrelated to the flagship Audi A8. In 2012, for the 2013 model year, BMW released the 6 Series Gran Coupé, though it is considerably more expensive than the A7 or CLS-Class.
The A7 features all the driver assistance systems from the 2011 Audi A8, but adds a head-up display and Active Lane Assist.
A7 Sportback Black Edition (2013-)
It is a version of A7 (excluding 3.0 TDI (204PS), S7) for the UK market. It included 21-inch rotor-design alloy wheels with a dark titanium finish with further lowered S line sports suspension, black grille and number plate surrounds and the window frame strips, and by privacy glass extending from the B-pillar rearwards; Piano Black inlays, sports seats upholstered in black Valcona leather, black headlining, BOSE audio system with DAB radio and AMI from SE specification and above, S line equipment package (satellite navigation, light and rain sensors, Xenon all-weather headlights and LED rear lights, Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, Audi parking system plus, keyless go), powered tailgate operation, electrically adjustable front seats, a powered retractable rear spoiler.
Sales began in November 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.
RS 7 (2013-)
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|0-60 mph||3.6 secs|
|Torque||750 Nm, 553 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||221 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||6|
|Miles Per Tank||478 miles|
It is a version of A7 with 4.0 TFSI twin scroll twin turbo V8 engine rated 412 kW (560 PS; 553 bhp) and 700 N·m (516 lbf·ft), cylinder on demand system deactivates intake and exhaust valves of 4 cylinders (2, 3, 5 and 8), eight-speed tiptronic transmission with D and S driving modes, quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring with self-locking center differential with an high locking rate and oil cooler (optional sport differential with two superposition gears), polished 20-inch forged wheels in a seven twin-spoke design (optional 21-inch cast wheels in a choice of three designs), four internally vented diameter brake discs with 390 mm (15.35 in) diameter front discs and black (optional red) painted six-piston calipers (optional 420 mm (16.54 in) carbon fiber ceramic discs with anthracite gray calipers), electronic stabilization control with Sport and off modes, adaptive air suspension lowering body by 20 mm (0.79 in) (optional tauter sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control), optional dynamic steering with continuously variable steering boost and ratio, high-gloss black protective grille with honeycomb structure at the front of the car, add-on parts in matt aluminum, power extending spoiler, two elliptical tailpipe trims, a choice of 10 body colours (including Nardo gray, exclusive finish Daytona gray, matt effect), optional matt aluminum and carbon styling packages, footrest, pedals and soft keys in the standard MMI navigation plus terminal in an aluminum-look finish; decorative trim below the retractable monitor in piano finish, carbon inlays (four optional additional materials), headlining in black cloth (optional lunar silver or black Alcantara), RS sport seats with side bolsters and integrated head restraints and RS 7 logos upholstered in black Alcantara and leather with diamond quilting at center sections (optional honeycomb-quilted Valcona leather in either black or lunar silver), optional power-adjustable comfort seats with memory function, contoured rear seats, xenon plus headlights, a tire pressure monitoring system, the parking system plus, three-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, Audi sound system, MMI navigation plus, adaptive cruise control with stop & go function including Audi pre sense front.
The RS 7 can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.9 seconds and is limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Optional dynamic package and dynamic package plus increase top speeds to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) and305 km/h (189.52 mph) respectively.
Other options include the exterior mirrors with exposed carbon housings and the all-LED headlights, head-up display, a comfort package, the dynamic package, the dynamic package plus, Bluetooth online car phone, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 NAIAS.