Audi A7 Sportback in China in September 2011

Audi will introduce the new A7 Sportback in China as soon as September 2011, confirmed Dominique Boesch, general manager of the Audi Sales Division at FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd. The new model will debut together with the new Audi A8, Boesch told the Beijing Times in an interview.

Audi A7 Sportback was introduced in Europe in mid-2010, while the first public appearance took place in September at the Paris Auto Show. Engine-wise, the car is offered with a choice of four units, two gasoline and two diesel, all V6. The gasoline units are the 2.8 FSI ( (204 hp and 280 Nm of torque), paired with S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive (the new generation which debuted on the RS 5), and the 3.0 TFSI (300 hp 440 Nm of torque), which works in conjunction with the S tronic and the quattro powertrain as well.

The same engines are expected to be offered in China as well, but power output might be a little bit different, as a result of Audi's modifications to comply with local regulations.

In Europe, the car is offered as standard with automatic air conditioning system, keyless ignition via the engine start-stop button, four-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, xenon headlights, LED tail lights, MMI radio with a 6.5-inch monitor, electromechanical parking brake, power rear hatch, 18-inch alloy wheels and an acoustic windshield.

Of course, more details regarding the Chinese model are likely to be offered as we get closer to the launch date. According to, the A7 Sportback will be initially imported in China, while the A8 will be first displayed in Hong Kong, while the rest of the local markets will get the model in February 2012.
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