The 3.0TDI engine produces 150kW and is mated to a Multitronic transmission. It consumes just 5.3 litres/100km and has an impressive Co2 emissions rating of 139g/km.
Don’t think for a second that the base A7 is sparsely equipped though. As standard, it features Audi Drive Select, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, leather trim, MMI, park distance control, xenon headlights and an electronically operated tailgate.
Pricing for this model has been confirmed at R649 500, inclusive of all taxes and a standard 5-yr/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.
Audi will further expand the range with the introduction of the RS7 Sportback, due in South Africa later this year. It will be available to order from August.
The RS7 Sportback’s twin-turbo V8 develops a staggering 412kW, available between 5 700 and 6 700rpm. A constant 700Nm of torque is available between 1 750 and 5 500rpm. The sprint from zero to 100km/h takes just 3.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250km/h, although the speed governor can be deactivated upon customer request to permit a top speed of up to 305 km/h.
The RS7 Sportback will be available with a Tiptronic transmission only and is standard with Quattro all-wheel drive. Further details will be available closer to the local launch date.