New Audi A7 Sportback facelift launched in Malaysia
Audi Malaysia today announced the introduction of a facelifted A7 Sportback, a distinctive five-door model that aims to simultaneously fill the shoes of a coupé, sedan, and wagon in one vehicle. As with the pre-facelift model, Audi continues to offer the A7 exclusively with one variant, namely the 3.0 TFSI quattro model
Measures 4.97m in length, this revision of the A7 features a striking new interpretation of Audi’s Singleframe Grille as the central piece of its fascia along with the latest interpretation of Audi’s iconic LED headlights with range adjustment and daytime running lights. At the rear, the new A7’s tail lamps are similarly lighted by LED and are complemented by dynamic turn signals. Nineteen-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels with a 5-spoke V-design thoroughly underline this model’s sporty nature.
The body of the updated Audi A7 Sportback consists primarily of aluminum and high-tech steel grades, making it extraordinarily lightweight yet safe and designed for maximum confort and insulation from sound/vibrations. 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.
Inside, the A7’s cabin is lined a thorough selection of premium-grade materials such as the Aluminum Delta dashboard inlay, Valcona leather seats with electric seat adjustment and ventilation for both front seats, and leather covering on both steering wheel and gear knob all ensuring 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, the latter available from 2,900rpm to 5,300rpm. Mated to the engine is a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, allowing the A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds, approximately 0.3 seconds faster than its predecessor. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is rated at 7.6 litres/100km and carbon dioxide emission rated at 176 g/km.
Onboard infotainment comes in the form of Audi’s MMI navigation plus with MMI touch on an 8-inch LCD colour display powered by an Nvidia graphics car. Its touchpad control allows the driver to scroll and zoom into media. Also new is Audi connect functionality with Google Earth and Wi-Fi Hotspot, which links the five-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 Sportback is 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 eight airbags.
Mr. Buschmann continues, “The Audi A7 Sportback is synonymous with everything that makes the Audi brand what it is today; progressiveness, sportiness and sophistication. I for one, have always been a fan of the A7 Sportback, having one as my personal car and I am confident that discerning owners will find it to be an immaculately crafted expression of their dynamic individualism.”
The Audi A7 Sportback is offered in 7 colour choices: Glacier White, Ibis White, Floret Silver, Dakota Grey, Oolong Grey, Tornado Grey and Mythos Black. Available for booking at all authorised Audi dealerships immediately, the new Audi A7 is priced from RM 625,900.