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Audi luxury A7 Sportback is a five-door fastback version of the workaday A6 mid-sized four-door executive saloon. It has been around since 2010 and is an alternative lease option to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and
The five-door layout continues to make it one of the most practical cars in its class. The cabin doors remain frameless, while the large tailgate hinges from above the rear window to provide unimpeded access to the cavernous luggage compartment.
A range of three trim grades are offered on the A7 Sportback – Sport, S-Line and Vorsprung. Standard kit is too expansive to fully detail here, but includes LED headlights, autonomous emergency braking and lane-departure warning all thrown in, but customers can add a bewildering array of extras to boost the car’s tech count.
The A7 Sportback offers a choice of just two turbocharged engines; a petrol unit and a diesel, paired to either a seven-speed s tronic or 8-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox. Both are 3.0-litre V6’s and deploy Audi’s iconic Quattro all-wheel drive.
The manner in which your A7 Sportback will handle depends largely on which model you go for and whether you opt for any non-standard suspension and damping set-ups. On a set of B-road twisties, the big A7 feels much more agile than its heft suggests, especially with the optional rear-wheel steering.
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Audi’s A7 Sportback offers a smarter, more unique option to Executive segment buyers and the Ingolstadt maker has put a lot of effort into updating this first generation version. It’s more powerful and attractive thanks to revised engines, smarter looks and plenty of clever technology.
The result is a high-tech combination of style and practicality
It doesn't take long behind the wheel to discover that the 'sport' in ‘Sportback’ is there for a reason. Yes, it can feel rather remote if you're driving it lazily, but up your game and this A7 responds
Under the bonnet, the engine range is based around 3. 0-litre TDI V6 diesel power, an engine substantially revised for this improved model. For many, it’ll be sufficient in its 218PS state of tune, where there’s a choice of the front-driven ultra version or a quattro 4WD model.
This is certainly a very imposing piece of design. Is it beautiful? Well that’ll depend on your definition – and possibly on the amount of money you have to spend on the finished spec. As before, the front end is long, with the roofline low and athletically taut.
The changes made to this improved first generation version are subtle ones mainly centred around a trademark singleframe front grille that now looks wider, with six crisper corners and eight chromed struts for extra emphasis. There are revised air inlets in the redesigned bumper. And the LED wedge-shaped headlights have also been restyled and can now react to almost every conceivable night time road condition if ordered with optional segment-leading Matrix LED technology that’s recognisable by its brilliant crystal shine.
But, as ever with an expensive Audi, it’s what’s underneath all this tinsel that really ought to command your attention. Over 20% of the bodywork is fashioned from aluminium, which helps to explain why this car is over 250kgs lighter than a rival BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Running costs for the A7 are certainly aided by the sleek Sportback shape with its low 0. 28Cd aerodynamic drag factor but a bigger contributor to the cause are the many lightweight aluminium body parts that make this car significantly less weighty than conventional steel-bodied rivals
Go, as many potential buyers will, for the entry-level 3. 0 TDI Ultra version and you’ll be getting a very efficient car indeed. SCR – or ‘Selective Catalyst Reduction’ – means that the Ultra meets Euro 6 emissions standards and earns so-called ‘clean diesel’ status within the Audi range. More importantly, this model’s figures suggest you’ll be able to achieve 60. 1mpg on the combined cycle while putting out 122g/km of CO2.
Every part of this car has been designed with a thoroughness that’s deeply impressive, if sometimes rather clinical. Of course, the end result is hardly inexpensive - and you’ll need to spend plenty on options to fully sharpen its driving manners. Still, if that’s not an issue, then you’re likely to find this A7 very desirable indeed.
It is perhaps the definitive expression of how Audi wants you to perceive its brand. Not all executive decisions should be difficult. Here’s one you should enjoy making.