The Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro

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  • Expertise in fuel cell technology – A7 Sportback h-tron quattro technology demonstrator ready for real-life traffic
  • Long range – more than 500 kilometers (310.7 mi)
  • Plug-in hybrid concept can and electric quattro

It covers over 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) on one tank of fuel – and its exhaust emits nothing more than a few drops of water: The A7 Sportback h tron quattro uses a powerful, sporty electric drive with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear. Its drive configuration makes the emission-free Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro a quattro through and through, with 170 kilowatts of power at its disposal – a new departure in fuel cell cars. There is no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles. As an e quattro, the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro features fully electronic management of torque distribution. Continue reading The Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro

Audi A7 Sportback at dealerships across Europe

In January 2008, the concept car for the Audi A7 Sportback was the star of the Detroit Auto Show. Starting tomorrow, the series production model will be available at European dealerships. It is intended as a particularly aesthetic alternative to a classic sedan for customers with an affinity for design. With a base price in Germany starting at €51,650, the A7 is affordably priced for customers who currently drive a model in the range of an A6. The A7 Sportback is initially available with a choice of three engines.

Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing, AUDI AG: “With the A7, we are delivering a real beauty and an entirely new concept that we feel the market has been waiting for. We expect roughly two-thirds of all buyers worldwide to be new customers, finding their way to Audi via the A7.” The A7 expands the Ingolstadt car makers’ range in the executive class. “It is the step-up model for the segment that includes the Audi A6, with which we are enjoying strong growth rates the world over.” The company expects to sell roughly 200,000 units of the first-generation A7 Sportback.
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BMW Gran Coupé Is a Go

BMW’s development chief, Klaus Drager, has confirmed that the Gran Coupé concept, first shown at Auto China in Beijing in April, will go into production for release in 2012.

According to AutoWeek, the Gran Coupé, a tweener sedan that chases coupelike styling elements of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the new Audi A7, will slot in a range close to the 6 Series, which is priced in Germany at about $93,000. And a hybrid version is being considered. “We are in position to bring out an additional hybrid version, since we are using the same powertrain architecture as the 5, 6 or 7 series,” he said.
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Elegance on a grand scale – the Audi A7 Sportback

Emotion-packed design, sporty character and innovative technology: Audi is targeting a new market segment with the A7 Sportback. The large five-door model with the dynamically accentuated rear end brings together the best of three worlds: the sporty elegance of a coupe, the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon.The A7 Sportback is pure high-tech. Its body is very lightweight thanks to numerous aluminum components. The elegant interior shows a craftsman’s level of workmanship. The four V6 engines combine refined power with groundbreaking efficiency. The 3.0 TDI with 150 kW (204 hp) and multitronic has CO2 emissions of just 139 grams per kilometer (223.70 g/mile). The sporty chassis comes with new solutions, such as electromechanical power steering. When it comes to assistance and infotainment systems, the luxury-class coupe exhibits all of the innovative power expected of Audi.

The five-door coupe from Audi combines supreme, long-distance comfort with a sporty character. The interior noise level is very low even at fast highway speeds, with the V6 engines providing refined acoustic feedback as their power unfolds.
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