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7 reasons why you need to upgrade to the new Audi A7 Sportback

Audi recently unveiled the second generation of the Audi A7 Sportback to much fanfare. After the first generation was released seven years ago, the German automobile maker has since been given a higher bar to improve the four-door coupé.

What Audi wants you to know about the second-generation A7 Sportback is that it embodies three types of automobiles: a coupé, an avant, and a sedan. Its sleek design is reminiscent of a coupé, while its spaciousness is that of a sedan, and it has the versatility of an avant. A three-in-one car with a ferocious sportiness to boot? We’re listening.

Compared to the first-generation A7 Sportback, the latest has an interior length that’s been increased by 21 millimetres, resulting in more knee and head room, while luggage space has a base capacity of 535 litres; 1,390 litres when the rear seats are folded down, which means it is able to fit two golf bags.

Performance-wise, the new Audi A7 Sportback will initially launch with the 3.0 TFSI V6 engine paired with a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro drivetrain, with additional six- and four engines, in both gasoline and diesel variants. This V6 turbo engine will give you 250 kW and 500 Nm of torque, so your A7 Sportback will be able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.

However, the devil is in the details. We sussed out seven other reasons why you should consider an upgrade to the new Audi A7 Sportback. The four-door coupé will launch in the German market in February 2018.

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Lower optical centre of gravity

The new Audi A7 Sportback has a low-set shoulder line that you can see running around the entire car. This actually lowers the optical centre of the car’s gravity, lending the A7 Sportback a more sporty look.

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Added stability at high speeds

The rear of the four-door coupé features a trademark integrated spoiler, which gives the car an added stability when running on high speeds. Also, it makes for a distinctive silhouette when running above 130 km/h.

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Improved handling & greater comfort

The body of the A7 Sportback features a steel and aluminium composite construction, with some of the larger components of the car being made of aluminium. This is a key factor in improved handling and greater comfort whilst driving.

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Three headlight options

Customers will have a choice of three kinds of headlights to pick for their Audi A7 Sportback: LED, HD Matrix LED, and HD Matrix LED with a laser high beam. Because you really want to light up that highway when you’re cruising at a high speed.

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New MMI touch response

The second-generation Audi A7 Sportback is also equipped with the new MMI touch response operating concept. The old rotary pushbutton and conventional buttons are now replaced with two large, high-resolution touch displays. It features haptic and acoustic feedback and is as intuitive
to use as a smartphone.

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AI technologies

There will also be an AI button in the A7 Sportback, which enables drivers to activate the Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot. This means you can maneuver the car into a parking space or garage while you are outside of the car — all thanks to the myAudi app on your smartphone.

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All-wheel steering

This feature is optional, but you can opt for a dynamic-all-wheel steering in the new A7 Sportback, making for better control of the car at higher speeds and sharper turns. The steering wheel will also have an improved rolling comfort thanks to the aluminum fixed-caliper brakes with discs up to 400 millimeters in diameter.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.