2018 Audi A7 Sportback at the Thai Motor Expo - Live

30/11/2018 - 12:05 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

The 2018 Audi A7 Sportback has been showcased at the ongoing Thai Motor Expo. The second generation of the A7 has been on sale in Thailand for 53,99,000 baht (INR 1.1 crore).

2018 Audi A7 Sportback Thai Motor Expo 2018 Front
While the 2018 Audi A7 Sportback takes several design cues from the Prologue concept, it sports a familiar look owing to the fastback styling.

The aesthetics of the 2018 Audi A7 Sportback follow Ingolstadt's latest design language, which was previewed by the Prologue concept. At its front-end, the newest iteration of the A7 features a somewhat angular version of the signature Singleframe grille. Another talking point is the set of HD Matrix LED headlamps with a high laser beam. Stylish 21-inch alloy wheels characterise the side profile while the rear houses LED lights and an active spoiler.

The 2018 Audi A7 Sportback is 4,969 mm long, 1,908 mm wide, and 1,422 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,926 mm. In comparison, the earlier generation had an overall length of 4,974 mm, a width of 2,138 mm, and a height of 1,420 mm. Its wheelbase, at 2,914 mm, was shorter. Moreover, the interior length witnesses an increase of 21 mm.

The highlights of the cabin are the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, Audi Artificial Intelligence systems, 10.1-inch MMI navigation plus touchscreen infotainment system and an 8.6-inch touch display for accessing the climate control system, comfort functions and text input. The centre console is driver-oriented for easier accessibility to the controls.

2018 Audi A7 Sportback Thai Motor Expo Rear Three
The turbocharged V6 petrol engine comes paired with a mild hybrid system, which allows coasting in the freewheeling mode at speeds between 55 km/h and 160 km/h.

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The MLB Evo platform underpins the 2018 Audi A7 Sportback. The Thai-spec model is powered by a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 petrol engine that outputs 340 PS and 500 Nm. The turbocharged motor comes paired with a 7-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission that drives the wheels through the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

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