The new A7 Sportback will be offered with the choice of a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol or diesel powertrain.
Audi Australia has released pricing for its new A7 Sportback range, which is set to hit local showrooms in November in two grades, 55 TFSI and 50 TDI.
Both variants will start at $131,900 plus on-road costs, and are distinguished only by their powertrain.
The 55 TFSI is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine capable of producing 250kW and 500Nm, and is mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The interior has been overhauled, now sporting the new MMI multimedia system.
Meanwhile, the 50 TDI uses diesel combustion with a similar 3.0-litre V6, this time capable of delivering 210kW/600Nm and is matched up with an eight-speed torque converter transmission.
Audi Australia has also confirmed a 180kW/370Nm four-cylinder engine offering, though it will not be available until later in 2019.
While Audi’s local firm has yet to release details, high-performance S7 and RS7 variants can be expected to join the A7 Sportback range sometime in the future.
Regardless of the powertrain, every variant drives all four wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The German saloon also makes use of a mild-hybrid system that employs a belt alternator starter (BAS) and a lithium-ion battery that allow the car to cruise at speeds between 55 and 160km/h with the engine turned off.
The vehicle is also equipped with a strong suite of advanced driver-assist technologies.
According to Audi, this mild-hybrid set-up delivers fuel savings of up to 0.7L per 100km.
On the outside, the new generation brings more aggressive styling to the long-roofed Audi, with a wider grille, sleek HD Matrix LED headlights, and broadened guards.
The interior has also been overhauled, now sporting the new MMI multimedia system that features 10.1- and 8.6-inch touchscreens with haptic and acoustic feedback.
Although the outgoing entry-spec A7 Sportback was $16,500 less expensive at $115,400, Audi Australia says the new-generation vehicle has considerably more equipment that equates to “$10,000 worth of additional customer value”.
Standard features include 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, Apple Carplay and Android Auto functionality, wireless charging, Valcona leather upholstery, electrically adjustable sport bucket seats and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The vehicle is also equipped with a strong suite of advanced driver-assist technologies which include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with stop/go and traffic jam assist, surround-view monitor with kerb view, active lane assist and collision avoidance assist.
Audi has also confirmed a 180kW/370Nm four-cylinder engine offering, though it won’t be available until late 2019.
2018 Audi A7 Sportback list pricing
Audi A7 Sportback 50 TDI quattro – automatic – $131,900
Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI quattro – automatic – $131,900