Audi’s TDI technology completed 25 years and to celebrate the occasion, the German manufacturer has come up with a dynamic special edition model, the A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition. The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition delivers 326 hp of power and 650Nm of torque, and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.
The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition features a 3.0-litre TDI biturbo diesel engine. Modifications in the charging and camshafts have boosted its power by an additional 7 hp compared with the standard model. When the driver accelerates in full, a boost function provides an additional 20 hp on top for a brief period. The maximum torque of 650 Nm is available between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm. On average, the powerful and sporty-sounding V6 diesel makes do with 6.1 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers (38.6 US mpg), which equates to CO2 emissions of 162 grams per kilometer (260.7 g/mi). The emissions rating is Euro 6.
The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition is also available in the S line sport package, which also includes lowering the body by 20 millimeters (0.8 in). The wheels, with their five-spoke W design, have black painted sides. Red brake calipers and discs in 17-inch format on the front and rear axles underscore this special edition model’s sporty character.
The S line exterior package and black gloss package lend the body a dynamic elegance; there are also V6 T emblems on the fenders, black exterior mirror housings and high-gloss black tailpipe trims. The special edition model is offered in Daytona Gray, Misano Red, Nardo Gray and Sepang Blue.
This special edition model comes packed with all the features that have already gone into the revised A7 model series. They include LED headlights as standard as well as turn signals with dynamic display. As an option, Audi can supply the Matrix LED headlights, the even more powerful MMI Navigation plus and further developed driver assistance systems such as night vision assist.
The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition will be retailed at a base price of 72,000 euros (approximately Rs 58.96 lakh) starting in early August.