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Audi A7

Audi A7
Overview
Manufacturer
Audi AG
Production
2010 – present
Assembly
Neckarsulm, Germany
Designer
Stefan Sielaff
Body and chassis
Class
Executive car/Mid-size luxury car
Body style
5-door Liftback
Layout
Front engine,
front-wheel drive or quattro four-wheel drive
Platform
Volkswagen Group MLB platform
Related
Audi Sportback concept
Audi A6
Powertrain
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 multitronic CVT
8-speed ZF 8HP (North American model)
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,914 mm (114.7 in)
Length
4,970 mm (195.7 in)
Width
1,910 mm (75.2 in)
Height
1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Curb weight
1,695 kg (3,736.8 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Audi A6 Avant (North America)
The Audi A7 Sportback is an executive car/Mid-size luxury car produced by Audi. It is a five-door hatchback that features a roof line with a steeply raked rear window and integrated trunk lid (forming the so-called "Sportback"), as well as frameless doors.

Audi Sportback concept (2009)

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 Nm (405.66 lbft), 7-speed tiptronic 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 vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

Type 4G (2010-)

Initial release

The A7 is based on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform, which is shared with the fourth-generation (C7) 2012 Audi A6; with the coupé-like A7 being released before the conventional A6 saloon/wagon.
The vehicle was unveiled in Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich on 26 July 2010, and later in 2010 Paris Motor Show, 2011 New York Auto Show, Wörthersee Tour 2011 (in Misano Red).
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.
US models went on sale 2012 model year vehicles. Early models include 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS) with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Audi S7 (2012-)

The S7 is a version of A7 with a 4.0 biturbo TFSI V8 engine rated 420 PS (309 kW; 414 bhp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lbft), quattro four wheel drive system, 7-speed S Tronic gearbox. The S7 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and later in 2012 Audi quattro Cup.
Delivery of the S7 began in spring 2012.

Similar vehicles

Reviewers have cited the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class as the inspiration to the Audi A7 in the four-door executive coupé market.

Engines and performance

The following internal combustion engines are available, with variations dependent on market.

Petrol engines
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 Nm (207 lbft) @3000-5000
8.3
235 km/h (146 mph)
A7 2.8 FSI quattro
2012-
2,773 cc (169.2 cu in) V6
7 speed S Tronic
204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp)
280 Nm (207 lbft)
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 Nm (325 lbft) @2900-4500
5.6
250 km/h (155 mph)
A7 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS)
2012?-
2,995 cc (182.8 cu in) V6 supercharged
7 speed S Tronic
310 PS (228 kW; 306 bhp) @5400-6500
440 Nm (325 lbft) @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 Nm (406 lbft) @1400-5200
4.9
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 Nm (516 lbft) @1750-5500
3.9
250 km/h (155 mph)
Diesel engines
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 Nm (295 lbft) @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 Nm (332 lbft) @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 Nm (369 lbft) @1750-2500
6.3
250 km/h (155 mph)
A7 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS)
2012-
2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo
8 speed Tiptronic
245 PS (180 kW; 242 bhp)@4000-4500
580 Nm (428 lbft) @1400-3250
6.3
250 km/h (155 mph)
A7 3.0 TDI quattro (CGQB)
2011-
2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 twin turbo
8 speed Tiptronic
313 PS (230 kW; 309 bhp)@3900-4500
650 Nm (479 lbft) @1450-2800
5.3
250 km/h (155 mph)

Awards

In the ICOTY Awards, the Audi A7 was named the International Car of the Year in 2012.
AutoWeek magazine named the Audi A7 as the Best of the Best/Car for 2012.
Esquire magazine named the Audi A7 as the 2011 Esquire Car of the Year.
Automobile Magazine named the Audi A7 "2012 Automobile of the Year".

Marketing

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.

2012 update

A7 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS) (as A7 3.0 BiTDI quattro) was added to the UK market.
Early Germany models include A8 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.

A7 Sportback Black Edition (2013-)

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.

RS 7 (2013-)

The 2014 Audi RS 7
It is a version of A7 that competes with other high-performance luxury saloons as Jaguar XFR-S, BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. The RS7 has a 4.0 TFSI twin scroll twin turbo V8 engine rated 412 kW (560 PS; 553 bhp) and 700 Nm (516 lbft), 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 permanent all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring with self-locking center differential with a high locking rate and oil cooler (optional 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 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.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 NAIAS.

Engines

Petrol engines
Model
Years
Type/code
Power, torque @rpm
A7 2.8 FSI
2012-
2,773 cc (169.2 cu in) V6
204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) @5250-6250, 280 Nm (207 lbft) @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 Nm (207 lbft) @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 Nm (325 lbft) @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 Nm (406 lbft) @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 Nm (516.30 lbft) @1750-5500
RS 7 4.0 TFSI quattro (Germany)
2013-
3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin scroll twin turbo
560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp) @5700-6600, 700 Nm (516.30 lbft) @1750-5500
Diesel engines
Model
Years
Type/code
Power, torque @rpm
A7 3.0 TDI (204PS)
2012-
2,967 cc (181.1 cu in) V6 turbo
204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) @3250-4500, 400 Nm (295 lbft) @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 Nm (332 lbft) @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 Nm (428 lbft) @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 Nm (428 lbft) @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 Nm (479 lbft) @1450-2800

Transmissions

Petrol engines
Model
Years
Types
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
Diesel engines
Model
Years
Types
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


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Last updated on 8 May 2014 at 21:31.

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