Audi unveils A7 Sportback quattro

Audi is getting ready for the winter season with new all-wheel drive additions to its A7 Sportback range.

The German manufacturer has equipped the Quattro model with its 'entry level' V6 TDI engine. Buyers can reserve the Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Quattro from August.

A standard trim will also be offered for this engine, which means prices for the A7 range will now start lower than before, from £39,995.

Available only with the front-wheel-drive and eight-speed multitronic continuously variable transmission until now, the engine in the standard 3.0-litre TDI form will power the Sportback from 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds.

It promises maximum speed of 146mph, with a fuel economy of 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions at 135g/km.

Meanwhile the 3.0-litre TDI quattro 204 HP variant comes with seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission.

Its top speed is the same as the standard model but it can accelerate marginally faster, going from rest to 62mph in 7.2 seconds. Fuel economy figures are around 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions at 152g/km.

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