Published on September 9th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
New Audi A7 Sportback Launched in Malaysia
Audi Malaysia today announced the introduction of the new A7 Sportback, the spacious five-door coupĂ© that effortlessly melds the sporty appeal of a coupĂ© with the comfort of a sedan and the functional benefits of an Avant (station wagon).
The revised version of the Audi A7 Sportback measures a perfectly-proportioned 4.97 meters in length and features a striking new interpretation of Audiâ€™s Singleframe Grille which when coupled with the carâ€™s long bonnet, short front overhang, muscular waistline, strong orientation towards the rear axle of the car and 19â€ť forged aluminium alloy wheels with a 5-spoke V-design thoroughly underline this modelâ€™s sporty nature. Along with the latest interpretation of Audiâ€™s iconic LED headlights with range adjustment and daytime running lights, as well as LED rear tail lamps with dynamic turn signals, this car certainly looks to leave a lasting impression whether making a grand entrance, a stylish exit or just drive past.
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. The 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.
The sporty style of the exterior is carried forth into the carâ€™s interior. The dominant element is the horizontal line surrounding the driver and passenger, which when combined with the dashboard, provides an impression of space and elegance. Additionally, the Aluminum Delta dashboard inlay, Valcona leather seats with electric seat adjustment and ventilation for both front seats, along with the leather-covered sports steering wheel and gear knob ensure 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 333 hp and 440Nm of torque from a low 2,900rpm all the way to 5,300rpm â€“ making it amongst the most powerful cars in this prestigious segment.
This engine is also mated to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive which allow this sporty car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds, approximately 0.3 seconds faster than its predecessor. Despite its exhilarating performance, the Audi A7 Sportback is still highly fuel efficient, with a combined cycle of 7.6 litres/100km and a combined CO2 emission rating of 176 g/km.
The new Audi A7 Sportback also leads the competition in terms of infotainment with the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch on an 8-inch LCD color display boasting the latest generation of the modular infotainment system. Amongst the highlights include a powerful graphics processor from Audiâ€™s partner Nvidia and touchpad control which allows the driver to scroll and zoom into media in a convenient and ergonomic manner. Also new is Audi connect functionality with Google Earth and
Wi-Fi Hotspot, which links the five-door coupĂ© 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.
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 RM625,900.