Following its international debut in October last year, Audi Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the 2019 Audi A7 Sportback.
Audi is going to launch two main variants of the new A7, including the 50 TDI diesel and the 55 TFSI petrol. Both come with quattro all-wheel drive, with the petrol version using an S tronic dual-clutch seven-speed auto and the TDI using a conventional tiptronic eight-speed auto.
Understanding Audi’s new naming structure is fairly difficult, so we’ll just stick to the specs. Powering the 50 TDI is a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 producing 210kW and 600Nm, while the TFSI uses a 3.0-litre turbo V6 developing 250kW and 500Nm. In 2019, Audi Australia will also launch a 45 TFSI, developing 180kW and 370Nm.
Both engines incorporate a 48-volt mild hybrid system that saves up to 0.7L/100km. It does this by allowing the car to coast at speeds between 55km/h and 160km/h with the combustion engine switched off.
Buyers will be treated to a comprehensive range of standard features. In fact, Audi says the new model boasts the highest level of safety and driver assistance systems as standard. You get head-up display, adaptive cruise control with stop & go traffic assist, a 360-degree camera, collision avoidance and intersection assist, and autonomous emergency braking.
Some of the more interesting highlights including 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension, three-zone climate control, and a Bang & Olufsen stereo. All models also come with twin digital screens, measuring 10.1 and 8.6 inches. There’s also a fully digital ‘virtual cockpit’ instrument cluster.
The new model officially lands here in November, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2019 Audi A7 Sportback 50 TDI – $131,900
2019 Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI – $131,900