Audi has released Australian pricing and specifications for the second generation of its A7 four-door liftback, ahead of its local launch in November.
The range kicks off with the 50 TDI, priced from $131,900 plus on-road costs. Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6 that produces 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all wheels through an eight-speed torque converter automatic and Audi’s famous quattro all-wheel-drive system. It also employs a 48V mild hybrid system, which allows the A7 to coast between 55-160km/h, automatically start/stop under 22km/h and provides 12kW of energy recovery under braking.
Alongside the 50 TDI is the petrol-powered 55 TFSI, also priced from $131,900 plus on-roads, which utilises a 3.0-litre turbo V6 producing 250kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Both trim grades have identical standard equipment, which includes MMI Navigation with two displays, electrically adjustable heated front sports seats, Valcona leather upholstery, a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, Matrix LED headlights and the S Line exterior styling pack. Plenty of safety equipment comes standard on the A7, including a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control with a stop and go function, a 360-degree camera, forwards and reverse autonomous emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
The new Audi A7 goes on sale in Australia in November. Later in 2019, a cheaper, four-cylinder 45 TFSI petrol will open the range, with 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque.