|Audi A7 (4G8)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Executive car/Mid-size luxury car (E)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback coupé|
|Layout||Longitudinal front-engine, front-wheel-drive or quattro permanent four-wheel-drive|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group MLB platform|
|Related||Audi A6 (C7)
Audi Sportback concept
|Engine||2.5 L V6 FSI (China)
2.8 L V6 FSI
3.0 L V6 TFSI
3.0 L TDI V6
4.0 L V8 TFSI
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch S tronic
8-speed ZF 8HP (North American model)
|Wheelbase||2,914 mm (114.7 in)|
|Length||4,974 mm (195.8 in)|
|Width||1,910 mm (75.2 in)|
|Height||1,420 mm (55.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,695 kg (3,736.8 lb)|
|Predecessor||Audi A6 Avant (North America)|
The Audi A7 Sportback is an executive car/mid-size luxury car (E-segment) produced by Audi since 2010. A five-door hatchback coupé, it features a fastback-like sloping roofline with a steeply raked rear window and integrated boot lid (forming the so-called "Sportback"), and four frameless doors.
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 S-tronic 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 A7 is in essence, a five-door hatchback coupé 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 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.
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.
The S7 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 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.
Delivery of the S7 began in spring 2012.
|Model||Years||Type/code||Transmission||max. power||Torque||0–100 km/h (62 mph) (sec)||top speed|
|A7 2.8 FSI||2010–||2,773 cc (169.2 cu in) V6||multitronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@5250–6250||280 N·m (207 lb·ft)@3000–5000||8.3||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 2.8 FSI quattro||2010–||2,773 cc (169.2 cu in) V6||7 speed S Tronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)||280 N·m (207 lb·ft)||8.3||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TFSI quattro (300PS)||2012?–||2,995 cc (182.8 cu in) V6 supercharged||7 speed S Tronic||300 PS (221 kW; 296 bhp)@5250–6500||440 N·m (325 lb·ft)@2900–4500||5.6||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TFSI quattro US model (310PS)||2012?–||2,995 cc (182.8 cu in) V6 supercharged||8 speed Tiptronic||310 PS (228 kW; 306 bhp)@5400–6500||440 N·m (325 lb·ft)@2900–4500||5.6?||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|S7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2012–||3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin turbo||7 speed S Tronic||420 PS (309 kW; 414 bhp)@5500–6400||550 N·m (406 lb·ft)@1400–5200||4.3||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|RS 7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2013–||3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin turbo||8 speed Tiptronic||560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp)@5700–6700||700 N·m (516 lb·ft)@1750–5500||3.3||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|Model||Years||Type/code||Transmission||max. power||Torque||0–100 km/h (62 mph) (sec)||top speed|
|A7 3.0 TDI (204PS)||2010–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||multitronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@3250–4500||400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1250–3500||7.4||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (204PS)||2010–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||7 speed S Tronic||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@3250–4500||450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1250–3500||7.2||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS)||2010–2012||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||7 speed S Tronic||245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp)@4000–4500||500 N·m (369 lb·ft)@1750–2500||6.3||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro US model (240PS)||2012–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||8 speed Tiptronic||245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp)@4000–4500||580 N·m (428 lb·ft)@1400–3250||6.3||250 km/h (155 mph)|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS)||2011–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 twin turbo||8 speed Tiptronic||313 PS (230 kW; 309 bhp)@3900–4500||650 N·m (479 lb·ft)@1450–2800||5.3||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 bbh. The birth story of the A7 Sportback became the inspiration of the Paper Liberation spot.
As part of A7 launch in the US, a papercraft version of 2012 Audi A7 was produced.
As part of S7 launch in the US, a Super Bowl commercial was produced.
A7 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS) (as A7 3.0 BiTDI quattro) was added to the UK market.
Early Germany models include A7 2.8 FSI (204 PS), 2.8 FSI quattro (204PS), 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS), 3.0 TDI (204PS), 3.0 TDI quattro (204PS), 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS), 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (245 PS), 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS).
A7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (245PS) was unveiled in 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
US model of A7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (245PS) was set to go on sale in fall 2013 as 2014 model year vehicle.
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.
The RS7 has a 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 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 (15.35 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 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, 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) and 305 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.
Audi announced the RS7 performance along with the RS6 performance on October 22, 2015. It is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as the standard RS7, but now with 605 PS (445 kW; 597 bhp), and 750 N·m (553 lbf·ft). The top speed remains limited to 250 km/h (155.3 mph) as standard, and there are optional Dynamic and Dynamic Plus packages that raise the top speed to 280 km/h (174.0 mph) and 305 km/h (189.5 mph) respectively. The RS7 performance will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 12.1 seconds. Despite the improved performance, the fuel economy and CO2 are unchanged from the standard RS6 Avant.
|A7 2.8 FSI||2012–||2,773 cc (169.2 cu in) V6||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@5250–6250, 280 N·m (207 lb·ft)@3000–5000|
|A7 2.8 FSI quattro||2012–||2,773 cc (169.2 cu in) V6||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@5250–6250, 280 N·m (207 lb·ft)@3000–5000|
|A7 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS)||2012–||2,995 cc (182.8 cu in) V6 supercharged||310 PS (228 kW; 306 bhp)@5500–6500, 440 N·m (325 lb·ft)@2900–4500|
|S7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2012–||3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin turbo||420 PS (309 kW; 414 bhp)@5500–6400, 550 N·m (406 lb·ft)@1400–5200|
|RS 7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2013–||3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin turbo||560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp)@5700–6700, 700 N·m (516.29 lb·ft)@1750–5500|
|RS 7 4.0 TFSI performance quattro||2016–||3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin turbo||605 PS (445 kW; 597 bhp)@6100–6800, 700 N·m (516.29 lb·ft)@1750–6000|
|A7 3.0 TDI (204PS)||2012–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@3250–4500, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1250–3500|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (204PS)||2012–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)@3250–4500, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1250–3500|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS)||2012–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp)@4000–4500, 580 N·m (428 lb·ft)@1750–2500|
|A7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (245PS)||2012–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo||245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp)@4000–4500, 580 N·m (428 lb·ft)@1750–2500|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS)||2012–||2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 twin turbo (CGQB)||313 PS (230 kW; 309 bhp)@3900–4500, 650 N·m (479 lb·ft)@1450–2800|
|A7 2.8 FSI||2012–||multitronic|
|A7 2.8 FSI quattro||2012–||7-speed S tronic|
|A7 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS)||2012–||7-speed S tronic|
|S7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2012–||7-speed S tronic|
|RS 7 4.0 TFSI quattro||2013–||8-speed Tiptronic|
|A7 3.0 TDI (204PS)||2012–||multitronic|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (204PS)||2012–||7-speed S tronic|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS)||2012–||8-speed Tiptronic with DSP and Sport mode|
|A7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (245PS)||2012–||7-speed S tronic|
|A7 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS)||2012–||8-speed Tiptronic with DSP and Sport mode|
|Supermini||50 (86)||A2 (8Z)||A1 (8X)|
|Small family car||A3 (8L)||A3 (8P)||A3 (8V)|
|S3 (8L)||S3 (8P)||S3 (8V)|
|Compact executive car||F103 series||80 (82)||80 / 90 (81)||80 / 90 (89)||80 (8C)||A4 (8D)||A4 (8E)||A4 (8K)||A4 (8W)|
|S2||S4 (8D)||S4 (8E)||S4 (8K)||S4 (8W)|
|Mid-size luxury car||100 (F104/43/44/4A) / 200 (44)||A6 (4A)||A6 (4B)||A6 (4F)||A6 (4G)|
|S4 (4A)||S6 (4A)||S6 (4B)||S6 (4F)||S6 (4G)|
|Full-size luxury car||V8 (4C)||A8 (4D)||A8 (4E)||A8 (4H)|
|S8 (4D)||S8 (4E)||S8 (4H)|
|Sports car||TT (8N)||TT (8J)||TT (8S)|
|Coupé||100 Coupé||Coupé (81)||Coupé (89)||A5 (8T)||A5 (8F)|
|S5 (8T)||S5 (8F)|
|Full-size luxury fastback||A7 (4G)|
|RS||RS3 Sportback (8P)||RS3 Sportback (8V)|
|RS2 Avant||RS4 (8D)||RS4 (8E/8H)||RS4 (8K)||RS4 (8W)|
|RS6 (4B)||RS6 (4F)||RS6 (4G)|
|TT RS (8J)||TT RS (8S)|
|Quattro (Ur-Quattro)||RS5 (8T)||RS5 (8F)|
|RS Q3 (8U)|
|Crossover utility vehicle||A4 allroad quattro (8K)|
|allroad quattro (4Z)||A6 allroad quattro (4F)||A6 allroad quattro (4G)|
|Compact SUV||Q2 (GA)|
|Mid-size SUV||Q5 (8R)|
|Full-size SUV||Q7 (4L)||Q7 (4M)|
|Homologation road / rally car||Quattro A1 & A2||Sport Quattro||Sport Quattro S1|