2009 Audi A7 Sportback Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 12 January 2009 , 15:01:17 byVeronica

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Audi A7 Sportback Concept

At the 2009 North American International Auto Show, Audi is unveiling the new A7 Sportback Concept 5-door. The model receives power from a 3.0-liter V6 TDI clean diesel that almost completely eliminates nitrogen oxides. Since its introduction in 2004, the concept of the Sportback has established itself in the compact class. It is characterized by the sporting elegance of a coupe, the versatility of a 5-door model, sophisticated technology and pronounced sportiness driving dynamics in a new guise. The concept show car is now rolling up to the starting line with a dual mission and it signals the determination of the company not to limit Sportback versions to the compact segment. In terms of design we will see the roof, shoulder and sill lines appear to have been drawn with a single stoke. Viewed from the side, the softly contoured wheel wells over the 10-spoke, 21-inch wheels reinforce the impression of the precisely defined surfaces of the body. The model also offers a new interpretation of the single-frame grille. The aerodynamically designed air intakes under the headlights function as air deflectors which guide the required cooling air precisely into an intake duct. The fuel economy is only 5.9 liters of diesel per 100 km and the CO2 emission level reaches 156 g/km. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have fitted the model with a new 7-speed tiptronic. The Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system ensures that the torque generated by the powerful TDI is also converted effectively into propulsion and dynamism under any conditions. The TDI engine features an innovative temperature management system as well. The new model is equipped with ceramic brakes on all four wheels for effective deceleration even under the most demanding conditions. The significant reduction in weight also leads to advantages in terms of comfort and handling.