After the premiere of the Audi A8 recently, Audi is now launching a new generation of Audi A7 Sportback, which will now feature mild-hybrid technology , which premiered precisely the A8 and will be standard on all of the propellers in the range. Its arrival in the Spanish market is scheduled for February 2018 .
2018 Audi A7 Sportback: photos
The design of this A7 Sportback continues the new aesthetic started with the long introduction of the A8 and includes, as in the case of the Audi saloon par excellence, rear drivers joined as more differentiating element compared to the previous generation.
In the frontal has the single grid of the brand of Ingosltad with optical groups of which there are up to three versions and whose top of range are the headlights HD Matrix LED with the laser lights of the brand, called Audi laser light.
Its measures of 4.96 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, a height of 1.42 meters and a battle of 2.92 meters make it a vehicle 1 centimeter shorter, another centimeter narrower and equal of high . However, where it gains space is in the battle , since the one of the previous model reached the 2.91 meters, one centimeter less than in the new one. The trunk remains unchanged, with a capacity of 535 liters .
The rear part narrows gradually as in the model that is currently marketed, with a large gate culminated with a small spoiler that rises automatically from 120 km / h .
This new A7 Sportback includes optional four-wheel drive steering , plus a new electronic chassis platform and a revised air suspension to make it more stable, responsive and comfortable.
In this last section, the users can choose between four configurations for the suspension : conventional springs of steel, sport suspension that reduces the height of the body 10 mm; electronically controlled damping or said adaptive air suspension . All this is complemented by wheels with rims up to 21 inches .
Among the equipment options are 15 body colors , eight of them new, the S line exterior package, which includes a modified front grille and front air intakes, more prominent front and rear diffusers and front diffusers .
Like its brother the A8, the A7 Sportback will debut the technology mild-hybrid (MHEV) , that will be included of series in all the motors of the range. This system uses a belt driven alternator (BAS) that acts as a starter and, in addition to a lithium ion battery , allows energy recovery during braking up to 12 kW .
In this way, at speeds of between 55 and 160 km / h the four-door model is capable of driving in the sailing mode with the engine deactivated and, if necessary, the system could easily be started again through this alternator BAS. This technology reduces consumption up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers .
Initially, the Audi A7 Sportback 2018 will be launched to the market with the petrol engine V6 TFSI of 3 liters and 340 hp , whose maximum torque reaches 500 Nm. The V6 petrol block will be associated with a S tronic 7-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology , which activates traction to the rear axle when necessary.
Later on, the petrol and diesel engines of 4 and 6 cylinders will join the range. At the moment, the benefits of this first propeller allow you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km / h . The fuel consumption is 6.8 liters / 100 km according to the NEDC cycle.
2018 Audi A7 Sportback Technology inside
In the passenger compartment we find a main infotainment screen with a size of 10.1 inches , made of graphite gray aluminum and oriented towards the driver. Below this is a second 8.6-inch screenthat allows you to control the comfort functions or the air conditioning system among others.
In option, Audi offers the system with screen Head-Up Display on the windshield and the MMI Navigation plus includes the instrumentation system Audi virtual cockpit with a screen of 12.3 inches that performs as a dashboard.
This new generation includes an AI button (Artificial Intelligence) that activates the Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot, systems available throughout 2018 and that autonomously maneuver the vehicle to enter or leave a seat parking or a garage. These tasks can be performed from outside the car through the myAudi application for smartphones .
To perform these actions along with 39 additional driver assistance systems , the central controller of the assistance systems can count on up to five radar sensors, five cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner depending on the level of equipment.
The new model of the company of the four rings will be produced at the German plant in Neckarsulmand will reach the Spanish market in late February 2018 . Although prices are not yet public in our country, in Germany the base price for the 2018 Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI quattro S tronic will be 67,800 euros .