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Audi A7 SPORTBACK 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]

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Stock Offer Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Stock Offer Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
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Stock Offer Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Stock Offer Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Stock Offer Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Stock Offer Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
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Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]
Audi A7 55 TFSI e Quattro Competition 5dr S Tronic [C+S]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph5.6 secs
  • Top Speed155 mph
  • C0248 g/km
  • BHP367
  • Torque337 lbs/f
  • P11D0%

Review

The second generation Audi A7 Sportback has been carefully but comprehensively updated, with smarter styling, revised engines, a hi-tech all-digital cockpit and a range of intelligent driver assistance systems. It's still a beautifully constructed thing but now offers just that little bit more polish in the face of some very talented rivals.

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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 second generation version. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

You might think that a full-sized Executive car - say something like an Audi A6, a BMW 5 Series or a Mercedes E-Class - was a pretty desirable thing. Buyers in this segment though, don't always agree, which is why in recent times, so many of them have drifted away into up-market SUVs and crossovers. In response over the last few years, the prestige brands have produced more dynamic and individual four and five-door designs to sell alongside their standard executive models. Here's Audi's offering, a much improved second generation A7 Sportback. As before, the underpinnings feature some of Audi's more exclusive technology, the kind of thing you'd find in the brand's luxury segment A8 saloon. This car though can be more efficient than any A8. That'll be important for business segment buyers, but I've a suspicion that it's technology that'll really sell them this car. Much of this is optional of course, but if you tick the right boxes for things like the hi-tech Matrix headlights and the advanced autonomous driving and connectivity technology, this car really can be state of the art.

Driving Experience

A7 Sportback buyers choose between four engines. There's a 204PS four cylinder TDI engine in the '40 TDI' version, offered with either front wheel drive or quattro 4WD. Then there's a 340PS 3.0 TFSI petrol unit in the '55 TFSI' variant, which comes mated to a 7-speed S tronic auto gearbox. Many customers though, will want either the 231PS '45 TDI' or the 286PS '50 TDI' variants, both of which use a 3.0-litre diesel using Audi's MHEV mild hybrid technology, this unit mated to 8-speed tiptronic auto transmission. Both six cylinder derivatives feature quattro 4WD and buyers choose between four suspension options, including updated adaptive air suspension that makes the car feel supple and luxurious during cruising without curbing its ability to iron out more challenging roads. Through the corners, you'll appreciate a new 'Progressive steering' system, which features a ratio that becomes more direct as lock is applied. And for optimal ability through the switchbacks and increased lower-speed manoeuvrability, dynamic all-wheel-steering is also available from the options list, as is the quattro sport differential which actively distributes drive torque between the rear wheels for maximum cornering adjustability. As usual with Audi models, there's a 'drive select' driving modes system that activates different drive profiles that tweak steering, throttle response, steering feel and ride characteristics. Audi says that this time round, the differentiation between comfort and dynamic options is more pronounced than in the previous model.

Design and Build

With its large surfaces, sharp edges and taut, athletic lines, the second generation A7 Sportback draws inspiration from the Audi prologue concept study that spearheaded the introduction of the latest Audi design language. Like the larger A8 saloon, one of this model's key defining features is a flat light strip which creates a continuous light pattern across the rear. The digital cabin's completely new and very futuristic, with a sleek instrument panel adding to the feeling of airy spaciousness. Compared with the previous model, interior length has increased by 21 millimetres, resulting in more rear knee room. Rear passengers also enjoy more head room. A three-seat rear bench is standard for UK models, and when its backrest is fully stowed, the luggage compartment capacity expands from 535-litres to a generous 1,390-litres. As with the A8, the communications hub of this A7 Sportback is Audi's latest MMI touch response' operating package which is based around 10.1-inch upper and 8.6-inch lower touchscreen displays which appear to blend into the dashboard when switched off. The two large, high resolution touch displays replace the rotary controller and satellite button system used by the previous model. They provide haptic and acoustic feedback as confirmation when a fingertip triggers a function.

Market and Model

Prices square up fairly closely to rival BMW's 6 Series GT and Mercedes Benz CLS models, starting at around £47,000. There's a choice of two trim levels, 'Sport' and 'S line'. The specification is appropriately high, with LED front and rear lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, leather-upholstered seats with full electric adjustment upfront, LED ambient interior lighting and the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit all supplied as standard. The infotainment set-up is Audi's top 'MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch' system, which features the Audi Smartphone Interface and the Audi Phone Box system, which includes wireless charging for QI-enabled compatible phones. The list of electronic driver assistants features the 'Audi Parking System Plus' set-up with rear-view camera. In addition, you get the Audi Pre-sense Front collision warning and automatic braking system and Lane Departure Warning. 'S line' specification ramps up the visual appeal even further with 20-inch alloy wheels, HD Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators, sport suspension and S line-specific body styling. Inside, the front sport seats are upholstered in leather and Alcantara and there's 'S line'-specific interior detailing.

Cost of Ownership

A core component of the standard technology package fitted to all A7 Sportback models is the mild hybrid drivetrain (MHEV) engineering made possible by the newly introduced 48-volt primary electrical system. At speeds of between 34 and 99mph, it enables the V6 engines to be deactivated and the A7 Sportback to coast in freewheeling mode. The Belt Alternator Starter re-fires the engine smoothly and comfortably after coasting, and is capable of channelling up to 12kW of energy back into the lithium ion battery during recuperative braking. The start-stop function has also been significantly expanded and now activates at 13mph. In combination with the standard front camera, the engine is restarted predictively while at a standstill as soon as the vehicle ahead begins to move. In real-world driving, the MHEV technology reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres every 62 miles. As a result, the volume 2.0-litre 40 TDI diesel version manages 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and 122g/km of CO2. The 3.0-litre '50 TDI' diesel variant can manage up to 39.8mpg on the combined cycle and up to 186g/km of CO2. For the alternative 3.0-litre petrol-powered '55 TFSI' model, the figures on 19-inch wheels are 36.2mpg and 176g/km.

Summary

This second generation Audi A7 Sportback is clearly a car that a massive amount of thought and development budget has been ploughed into. It's a very considered thing, a car which pushes boundaries with its styling and engine technology but which feels reassuringly familiar to drive. The latest model improves the oily bits while at the same time keeping the look fresh and the technology indoors bang up to date. 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.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control system with speed limiter
Progressive steering
360 degree parking camera
Amazon alexa Integration
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive select
Audi parking system plus - acoustic and visual park assist system for front and rear
Audi phone box with wireless charging
Audi smartphone interface
Audi virtual cockpit - 12.3" high resolution LCD digital instrument cluster display
Automatic start/stop system with coasting functionality
Colour driver's information system display
Electric boot lid release
Lane departure warning system
MMI nav plus with MMI touch + 10.1" and 8.6" HD haptic touch screen/3D city models/country information/online map/route info and personal route assist
Operating buttons in black gloss
Power operated tailgate
Service indicator
Voice control system
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Towbar preparation
Audi Beam uses LEDs to project the Audi Sport logo
Coming/leaving home animations in front and rear
Electrically adjustable heated and folding + automatically dimming exterior mirrors with memory function
Frameless auto dimming rear view mirror
Front and rear electric windows
Gloss black exterior mirror housings
Gloss black highlights on the exterior area of the Audi Single frame
Gloss black highlights on the front and rear bumpers
Gloss black highlights on the radiator grille
Gloss black highlights on the side windows trim strips
HD Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators
Headlight washers
Heat insulating glass in side and rear windows
High gloss black radiator grille with chrome single frame surround
LED rear lights
Privacy glass with dark tinting on rear side windows and rear window
Rain and light sensors
Retractable rear spoiler
S line air inlet design with inlay in high gloss black
S Line badge on front fender
S line badge on front grille
S Line Black rear diffuser with chrome inlays and rear grille
S Line side skirts
Signature LED daytime running lights
Windscreen with acoustic glazing
Safety
Front and rear side airbags with head airbag system
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Audi pre-sense front
Driver and passenger airbags
Electromechanical parking brake
Electronic stabilisation control including ABS, ASR and EDL
Extended pedestrian protection measures
Hill hold assist
Red brake callipers
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure warning light
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Technical
Sports suspension lowered by 10mm
52 litre fuel tank
Hybrid propulsion system
Quattro on demand
Type 2 mode 3 32 amp charging cable
Type 2 socket for AC charging
Trim
Dark matt brushed aluminium inlay
Wheels
20" 5 double arm design Audi sport cast aluminium high seen matt titanium look alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Entertainment
Audi music interface - 2 USB ports with charger and data functions
Auxiliary input socket
Bang + Olufsen premium sound system
DAB digital radio module
Interior Features
3 pin 10 amp domestic charging cable
3 spoke flat bottom high multi-function leather steering wheel
4 zone deluxe automatic climate control
4-way electric lumbar support
40/20/40 split folding 3 seater rear seat bench with rear centre armrest
Aluminium gear knob
Black cloth headlining
Electrically adjustable front seats - driver seat with memory
Front and rear headrests
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated sun visors with vanity mirrors
ISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether with front passenger airbag deactivation
Leatherette upper instrument panel and door shoulders
S line front and rear floor mats with contrast stitching
Stainless steel pedals and foot rest
Tool kit and car jack
Valcona leather upholstery with diamond stitching and super sport seats S embossed logo
Packs
Extended LED Interior multi coloured light pack - A7
Non smoking pack - A7
Storage pack - A7
Security
Advanced key
Anti theft alarm with tow away protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection
Immobiliser
Preparation for tracking system
Remote central locking
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 14.1
Battery Charge Slow kW 7.4
Battery Charge Slow Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 149
Battery Leased No
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type Type 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years 8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb 46
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max 45
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min 46
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb 28.5
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max 27.9
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min 28.5
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 48
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Emissions - PHEV
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb 47
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max 48
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min 46
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1984
Engine Code 4KA0QY
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
Fuel Consumption - PHEV
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb 7.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb 37.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max 36.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min 37.2
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb 2.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max 2.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min 2
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb 134.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max 134.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min 141.2
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 367
Coin Description TFSI e Quattro
Coin Series Competition [C+S]
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 49E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 9000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 5.6
Engine Power - BHP 367
Engine Power - KW 270
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 337
Engine Torque - MKG 51
Engine Torque - NM 500
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 255/40 R20
Tyre Size Rear 255/40 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 TWIN ARM
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1421
Length 4969
Wheelbase 2926
Width 1908
Width (including mirrors) 2118
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 52
Gross Vehicle Weight 2650
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 380
Max. Loading Weight 585
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2065
No. of Seats 5

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