The Audi A7 is an executive car produced by Audi since 2010. A five-door liftback, it features a sloping roofline with a steeply raked rear window and integrated boot lid (forming the so-called "Sportback"), and four frameless doors.
Audi A7 S Line
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Executive car (E)|
|Body style||5-door liftback|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group MLB platform|
|Predecessor||Audi 100 Coupé S|
Audi Sportback concept (2009)Edit
The Audi Sportback concept is a concept vehicle powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TDI clean diesel engine rated at 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp) and 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) of torque. It features a 7-speed S tronic transmission, quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system, five-link front suspension, continuous damping control shock absorbers, electromechanical steering, ceramic brake discs (380 mm front and 356 mm rear), front 6-piston monobloc aluminum brake calipers, rear floating-caliper brakes and 21-inch wheels.
First generation (Type 4G8; 2010-2019)Edit
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|Audi A7 (4G8)|
|Body and chassis|
|Platform||Volkswagen MLB platform|
|Wheelbase||2,914 mm (114.7 in)|
|Length||4,974 mm (195.8 in)|
|Width||1,910 mm (75 in)|
|Height||1,420 mm (56 in)|
|Curb weight||1,695 kg (3,737 lb)|
The A7 is in essence, a four door fastback version of the C7-series Audi A6, based on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform. The A7 was released before the more conventional A6 saloon/estate. Both cars share the same core structure, drivetrain, chassis, dashboard and interior, whilst the A7 has its own unique exterior panelwork. It also differs from the A6 in that it uses aluminium for much of its front body structure. The A7 was also the first fastback to appear within the Audi C-platform series since the Avant version of the C2 Audi 100, which was discontinued in 1982.
The vehicles went on sale in fall 2010. Early models include 2.8 FSI (204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)) with multitronic, 3.0 TFSI quattro (300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp)) with seven-speed S tronic, 3.0 TDI quattro (245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)) with seven-speed S tronic; followed by 3.0 TDI (204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)) with multitronic.
The 2011 model year A7 introduces FlexRay high speed databus that controls all the driver assistance systems from the A8, but it adds head-up display and active lane assist. Full LED headlamps with Automatic high beam switching or Audi adaptive light (Xenon) with variable headlight range control.
Audi S7 (2012–2017)Edit
The S7 is a version of the A7 with a 4.0 litres (3,993 cc) biturbo TFSI V8 engine rated at 420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp) and 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) of torque, as well as a quattro four wheel drive system and 7-speed S–tronic gearbox. The S7 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.
Delivery of the S7 began in spring 2012.
Engines and performanceEdit
|Model||Years||Type/code||Transmission||Power||Torque||0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)||Top speed|
|A7 2.0 TFSI||2014–2018||1,984 cc I4 turbocharged||7-speed S tronic||252 PS (185 kW; 249 hp) at 5,000-6,000 rpm||370 N⋅m (273 lbf⋅ft) at 1600-4,500 rpm||6.9 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|A7 2.8 FSI||2010–2017||2773 cc V6||multitronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 5,250–6,250 rpm||280 N⋅m (207 lbf⋅ft) at 3,000–5,000 rpm||8.3 s||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 2.8 FSI quattro||2010–2017||2773 cc V6||7-speed S tronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)||280 N⋅m (207 lbf⋅ft)||8.3 s||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TFSI quattro||2010–2017||2995 cc V6 supercharged||7-speed S tronic||300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 5,250–6,500 rpm||440 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) at 2,900–4,500 rpm||5.6 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TFSI quattro (US)||2012–2017||2995 cc V6 supercharged||8-speed Tiptronic||310 PS (228 kW; 306 hp) at 5,400–6,500 rpm||440 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) at 2,900–4,500 rpm||5.6 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|S7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2012–2017||3993 cc V8 twin turbo||7-speed S tronic||420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp) at 5,500–6,400 rpm||550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft) at 1,400–5,200 rpm||4.7 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|RS 7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2013–2017||3993 cc V8 twin turbo||8-speed Tiptronic||560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp) at 5,700–6,700 rpm||700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750–5,500 rpm||3.9 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|Model||Years||Type/code||Transmission||Power||Torque||0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)||Top speed|
|A7 3.0 TDI||2010–2017||2967 cc V6 turbo||multitronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 3250–4,500 rpm||400 N⋅m (295 lbf⋅ft) at 1250–3,500 rpm||7.4 s||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro||2010–2017||2967 cc V6 turbo||7-speed S tronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 3250–4,500 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lbf⋅ft) at 1250–3,500 rpm||7.2 s||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|2010–2012||7-speed S tronic||245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 4,000–4,500 rpm||500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750–2,500 rpm||6.3 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|2011–???||8-speed Tiptronic||313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp) at 3,900–4,500 rpm||650 N⋅m (479 lbf⋅ft) at 1,450–2800 rpm||5.3 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (US)||2012–2017||2967 cc V6 turbo||8-speed Tiptronic||245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 4,000–4,500 rpm||580 N⋅m (428 lbf⋅ft) at 1,400–3,250 rpm||6.3 s||250 km/h (155 mph)|
As part of the A7 Sportback product launch, a launch campaign was created in collaboration with the London advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty. The birth story of the A7 Sportback became the inspiration of the Paper Liberation spot.
As part of the A7 launch in the US, a papercraft version of 2012 Audi A7 was produced.
As part of the S7 launch in the US, a Super Bowl commercial was produced.
A7 3.0 TDI quattro (313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp)) (as A7 3.0 BiTDI quattro) was added to the UK market.
US model of A7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro was set to go on sale in fall 2013 as 2014 model year vehicle.
A7 Sportback Black Edition (2013–)Edit
The A7 Sportback Black Edition is a version of the A7 (excluding 3.0 TDI (204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)), S7) for the UK market. It includes 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 and a powered retractable rear spoiler.
Sales began in November 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.
RS 7 (2013–2019)Edit
The RS 7 has a 4.0 TFSI twin scroll twin turbo V8 engine rated at 412 kW (560 PS; 553 hp) and 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) of torque, as well as 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 with torque vectoring with self-locking center differential with a high locking rate and oil cooler (optional quattro with 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 (15.4 in) diameter front discs and black (optional red) painted six-piston calipers (optional 420 mm (16.5 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 all-wheel 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 matte aluminum, power extending spoiler, two elliptical tailpipe trims, a choice of 10 body colours (including Nardo gray, exclusive finish Daytona gray, matte effect), optional matte 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 Start-stop system including Audi pre sense front.
The RS 7 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The optional dynamic package and dynamic package plus increase top speeds to 280 km/h (174 mph) and 305 km/h (190 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.
Audi announced the RS 7 Performance along with the RS 6 Performance on 22 October 2015. It is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as the standard RS 7, but now with 605 PS (445 kW; 597 hp) at 6,100-6,800 rpm and 750 N⋅m (553 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 2,500-5,500 rpm. The top speed remains limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) as standard, and there are optional Dynamic and Dynamic Plus packages that raise the top speed to 280 km/h (174 mph) and 305 km/h (190 mph) respectively. The RS 7 Performance will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in 12.1 seconds. Despite the improved performance, the fuel economy and CO
2 are unchanged from the standard RS 6 Avant.
Mid-2014 facelift (model year 2015)Edit
Audi unveiled the 2015 A7 facelift in May 2014. Changes include:
- Styling tweaks to the car's exterior, engine line-up, transmission
- Latest Multi Media Interface modular infotainment platform (faster Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, improved graphics) including handwriting recognition.
- Audi connect telematics with 4G mobile internet (and mobile updates for the navigation map)
- Adaptive glare-free Matrix LED headlights.
- Improved Night Vision Assistant can now recognize animals.
- Both TFSI and all three TDI engines now meet the Euro 6 emission standard.
Second generation (Type 4K8; 2018–present)Edit
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|Audi A7 (4K8)|
|Body and chassis|
|Platform||Volkswagen MLBevo platform|
|Wheelbase||2,926 mm (115.2 in)|
|Length||4,969 mm (195.6 in)|
|Width||1,926 mm (75.8 in)|
|Height||1,422 mm (56.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1,890 kg (4,170 lb)|
The second generation of the A7 was revealed in October 2017, officially launched in Germany in February 2018, and has been on sale in Europe since late 2017 and made its debut for the North American market at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 12 January 2018. Production started in February 2018 at Audi's Neckarsulm plant.
At launch, the A7 was powered by a six-cylinder petrol engine making 250 kW (340 PS; 335 hp) and 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft), an engine also used in the new Audi A8. Further engines will follow soon after the start of production.
- India - The A7 will be launched in India in 2018.
- Bangladesh - The second generation of the Audi A7 will be the first generation of the A7 to be sold in Bangladesh.
- Oman - The second generation of A7 will be sold in Oman in September 2018
- Vietnam - Introduced to the Vietnamese market in October 2018
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