After the launch of the new TT Mk3, Audi Malaysia, through their official website have revealed their plans to launch the facelifted version of the A7 Sportback. The bespoke comfort coupe currently carries a price tag of RM584,900 inclusive of GST but without insurance. The A7 model was first introduced here in 2011 by then distributor and importer Euromobil Sdn Bhd.
The keener one amongst you will notice a few subtle exterior changes. In typical Audi’s fashion, the A7 facelift will receive Audi’s all-new Matrix LED headlights that’s also fitted to the A6 and TT models. Sensors and cameras allow the headlights to detect both oncoming traffic and cars approaching from the front and rear, hence adjusting the brightness of each individual LED to prevent blinding other drivers whilst keeping the road ahead brightly illuminated.
As is the trend amongst automakers, midlife facelifts are generally aimed at freshening the design of the car. In this installment however, Audi has given the A7 its new hexagonal grille with horizontal chromed bars. It also gets slim LED headlights as standard with redesigned tail lights.
The turbocharged 3.0-litre TFSI V6 lump now provides extra schnell with 333 horsepower at 6,500 rpm, as opposed to the 310 hp from the outgoing model; whilst torque figures remain unchanged at 440 Nm. This newer version of Ingolstadt’s hatchback-cum-coupe does the century sprint in 5.3 seconds. This is thanks to Audi’s intuitive all-wheel-drive Quattro system. It maxes out at an electronically limited speed of 250 km/h.
It’s unclear as of now if the A7 facelift will see a reduction in its price, seeing that the Audi TT is shockingly priced about RM70,000 lesser than when the Mk2 model (circa RM350k then) was sold through Euromobil. More details will be given out closer to the official launch date. Stay tuned!