Audi A7 Sportback to Be Launched in Late 2010

Initially projected to be released in June 2009, Audi A7 Sportback will be actually debuted in late 2010. At least, this is what a report by claims, pointing that it will compete with models such as Mercedes-Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera or Aston Martin Rapide.

The concept, launched in early 2009, was powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged direct-injection diesel powerplant that is also available on the Q7 SUV since April. The engine generates a maximum power of 225 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, allowing the car, which weighs 3,968 pounds, to hit sixty in less than 7 seconds. As for fuel consumption, it achieves 37 mpg (6.35l/100 km) when mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission.

We still don't know whether the production model will include all these features but it will likely bring a number of modifications, as the concept has features that would not make much sense on a production car.

Anyway, the A7 Sportback used some design cues from the A5 Sportback but will be larger and feature a more aerodynamic look. LED lights at front and rear, 21-inch wheel and extended headlights, all contribute to the sporty appearance of the car.

As for the interiors, the show car boasts a lot of leather-covered parts, as well as a glass roof panel, wood trim and filigreed aluminum.

Audi hasn't commented on the news so far but we're still expecting for an official statement to put things straight a bit. However, one thing is for sure: Audi A7 Sportback will still make it into production, no matter if it does this later than expected. In fact, batter late than never...
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