Audi updates the A7 Sportback

Audi updates the A7 Sportback

May 23, 2014

Audi updates the A7 Sportback

What's the news?
Audi's striking A7 Sportback probably, you're thinking, didn't need much in the way of improvements; so for the new model year, Audi has quite sensibly kept the changes to a minimum.

Exterior
The most obvious external differences are at the front, where the lights, grille and bumpers have been subtly tweaked to give the A7 a slightly more modern, tech-y look, The most significant news is that Audi's clever all-LED headlights are now standard, with the even more high-tech Matrix LED lights (which are said to be able to light up the road like a runway without causing glare for other drivers) are an option. The rest of the exterior and body are much the same, and the boot space remains unchanged at 535 litres.

Interior
The cabin now has a wider choice of colours and materials including new aluminium and Beaufort walnut inlays for the dash and Valcona leather for the seats. The seats alone now have five different colour choices and can be equipped with ventilation and massage systems.

There are also some tweaks to the infotainment and driver assistance systems. The top system, 'MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch', utilises the latest generation of the modular infotainment system; its highlight is a powerful graphics processor from Audi's partner Nvidia. Touchpad control lets the driver scroll and zoom in lists and maps. The perfect supplement to MMI Navigation plus is Audi connect, which links the five-door coupé with the internet via the LTE high-speed data transmission standard. The Audi 'phone box' connects the driver's mobile device to the car antenna for improved reception. The top of the hi-fi line is the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System.

Anything else?
The revised Audi A7 Sportback goes on sale in October. Prices and final specs will be announced closer to that time.

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