While Audi Malaysia only had one public launch earlier in the year for the Audi Q2 and Q8, the company has been quietly rolling out new models to the local market. Their latest addition is the second-generation Audi A7 Sportback in 3.0-litre V6 TFSI guise.
Our local spec A7 Sportback rolls off the Neckarsulm assembly facility in Germany and is priced at RM609,900 OTR without insurance in Malaysia. That is an extremely attractive pricing considering its closest – and only – competitor is the Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC which also uses a 3.0-litre six-cylinder is priced at RM650k.
Although the four rings is not as sprightly as the three-pointed star, commanding 340 hp and 500 Nm of torque from its 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 TFSI mill, 27 hp down from the CLS. With the 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch and Quattro all-wheel-drive, the A7 will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds onwards to a top speed of 250 km/h. Again, 0.5 seconds slower than the Merc if that matters to you.
The A7 is also fitted with a 48-volt primary electrical system that helps to reduce fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 100 km. But that doesn’t mean the A7 is an eco-warrior because it comes fitted with dynamic all-wheel steering technology (rear-wheel steering) for better low-speed manoeuvrability and high-speed stability as well as front brake discs measuring 400 mm in diameter.
As standard, our local spec A7 comes dressed in the S-Line exterior pack, donning a sportier front and rear bumpers, 20-inch alloys as well as HD Matrix LED headlamps as standard. There is also an integrated active rear spoiler that extends automatically at 120 km/h. Customers can also choose from a range of 15 colour options.
The A7 also comes with a highly appointed cabin with the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit, dual-screen set up for the Audi MMI – 10.1-inch upper screen for the infotainment and 8.6-inch lower display for climate control, Heads up display, soft close doors, Valcona leather upholstery, surround-view camera, panoramic sunroof, contour ambient lighting package as well as Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System.
Every purchase of the all-new Audi A7 3.0-litre V6 TFSI comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty.
Audi A7 3.0L V6 TFSI Quattro