The Audi A7 Sportback was first introduced in 2010 and was immediately categorized in a new segment, the segment of five-door luxury cars.
The segment is something new where you can classify high speed sports cars that sprint to 100 in less than 6 seconds, but also offer a five-door sedan experience.
Fast forward five years after the initial model and it seems like Audi is again determined to shift the car segments. According to the latest reports, the German car automaker is planning a redesign of the Audi A7 Sportback, but also a change in performances as well.
According to the report, the vehicle will stay a “five-door luxury vehicle”, but will undergo dramatic changes. The proportions will change and users can expect wider, lower and bolder shape in the aspect of expression. The change will be achieved thanks to new active aerodynamics, custom grille with a single frame, new LED headlights and bigger wheel arches. The cabin of the Audi A7 Sportback will also undergo cosmetic surgery.
In the new model, the classic MMI knob of the cabin will be changed to touch-screen ergonomics. Audi will incorporate new in-dash video monitor with the steering wheel. The result will be an adjustable information unit. Add in a new full-color display for the driver’s screen, heads-up display as well as night vision and the Audi A7 will get all the luxury features of the TT and Q7.
We mentioned that the 2017 Audi A7 Sportback will be one of the fastest luxury sedans in the palette of the German car maker. Audi will bump the power of the A7 Sportback up to 350hp. The entry model will be the same 2-0 liter turbocharged engine with 252hp that Audi uses in the A6. However, there will be an electric turbo option that can go up to 326hp and a V6 turbocharged diesel engine going up to 350hp. The fastest option will be a 3.0-liter engine. Thanks to e-boost technology, the 350hp model will be among the fastest cars on the market.
Audi is also planning a hybrid version of the A7 Sportback, which should sport a 2.0-liter engine. There are also rumors for a V6 3.0-liter turbocharged engine, but we will have to wait and see. On the top of the Audi A7 Sportback palette, there will be two cars with more than 500hp. The first one is an Audi S7 with 500hp, and a monstrous V8, 4.0-liter engine with more than 575hp.