24 October 2011

Audi A7 Sportback launched in Malaysia

Euromobil launched the latest of Audi line in Malaysia yesterday, the A7 Sportback. The stylish Mercedes-Benz CLS challenger made it to the Malaysian shore in single version, i.e 3.0 TFSI version in Standard and S-Line guises. The standard model costs RM599,000 OTR without insurance, while opting for S-Line will cost you merely RM30,000 more. That sum of money will buy you a sport suspension and different design of alloy wheel, among other cosmetic enhancement.
Audi A7 Sportback launch - Pic from Motortrader
Audi A7 is based on the A6 platform which means that it utilize the MLB platform which spans the component sharing from even the A4 model. But it has its own bespoke body and interior where the body style of the sedan has been dropped in the favour of pseudo-coupe roofline, with the practicality of hatchback opening. Driving and seating position is lowered for more coupe-like feeling. The interior is a work of art, with the level of modern craftmanship that only be from the Audi.
Audi A7 sloping rear roof line- Pic from Motortrader
In this guise, the car is powered by 3.0l V6 with direct-injection and turbocharging, producing 300bhp of power from 5250-6500 rpm and 440Nm of torque from 2900-4500 rpm. Drive is channeled to all wheels via 7-speed S-tronic transmission. Century sprint can be completed in mere 5.6 seconds while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Despite its sheer pace, the car still return 8.2l/100km of fuel consumption under combine cycle test. The tyre and wheel combo are 255/40 R19.
3.0 litre direct-injection turbocharge engine - Pic from Motortrader
The car comes standard with plenty of standard equipment. On safety front, the A7 is equipped with 8 airbags (dual front, dual head airbag and 4 side airbags) and a plethora of ESP which isclude ABS, EBD, BA, ASR and EDL. 
Audi A7 cabin (UK model) - Pic from Autocar
The interior benefits from electric front seat adjustment, Valcone leather upholstery for the seat, leather covered gearknob and multi-function sport steering, matt brushed aluminium trim, ventilation system for front seats while the rear seat is foldable to further enhanced its 535 litre of boot space.
Audi A7 rear seat - Pic from Autocar
For the in-car entertaintment, there is MMI radio with 6.5" screen complete with Audi Music Interface. 6 CD changer system is standard. Surround sound system is by BOSE, supported by 14 speakers capable of 600 Watt total output.

For the driving convenience, auto light function is part of the package, so is the electromechanical handbrake, switchable damping systems (auto/comfort.dynamic), rain sensor, park aid, cruise control and adaptive air suspension.

Typical of high end car, there's plenty of optional accesories to spice up your ride. Special Pearl effect paint can be have for RM5,000, Head-up display from RM6,5000 and LED headlamps for RM8,500. If you feel there standard BOSE sound system is below par, there's also Bang & Olufsen system, yours for just RM28,000. To spice up the looks of the car, there is the afore-mentioned S-Line package for RM30,000. Phew....

To see more of Audi A7, there's photo gallery below from Netcarshow.