The new Audi A7 55 TFSI Sportback quattro S tronic is now available in South Africa, with a price tag of R1 250 000.
The 55 TFSI is the sole derivative for now until the S7 Sportback arrives locally in the first quarter of 2020, followed by the flagship RS7 Sportback to be launched in the second half of 2020.
Back to the 55 TFSI model, it measures in at 4969mm long, has a wheelbase of 2926mm and is 1908mm wide, with a height of 1422mm.
Power comes from a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine with 250kW and 500Nm mated to a seven-speed S tronic gearbox. The A7 employs a 48V mild-hybrid system, Audi says it'll sip just 6.8-litres per 100 km.
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0-100km/h is a claimed a 5.3 seconds and is paired with a seven-speed S tronic.
There's a range offers a choice of 15 colours, eight of which are new and the optional S line exterior package has modifications to the radiator grille and the front air inlets, the sills and the front and rear diffusers. They are trimmed in gloss black .
Standard seats are available in Milano leather with an upgrade to a Sport seat or a S Sport seat that comes fitted with the sophisticated Valcona leather or the S embossing as part of the S line Sports package.
Inside the 25cm upper display (in combination with MMI navigation plus) is fashioned toward the driver. With its black panel optics and framed in a graphite grey aluminium clasp, it almost disappears into the dashboard when switched off says Audi.
The A7 might look super stylish, it's practical too, boasting a boot size of 535 litres, which can be increased to 1390 litres with the rear seats folded down completely. The optional sensor-controlled rear hatch opens and closes automatically in response to a foot motion.
Compiled by Sean Parker