Pricing for the 2015 Audi A7 and S7 Sportback has been disclosed for the Australian market. The base version kicks off at $115,400 which represents a significant $21,350 decrease than the 2014 model year. For this money you will be getting the V6 TDI 3.0-liter engine working with a quattro all-wheel drive system while for $144,900 you can get the 3.0-liter TDI bi-turbo quattro model which is now $4,700 cheaper than before. Audi Australia has decided to remove the V6 3.0-liter supercharged engine which means the only gasoline engine on offer is going to be the S7 Sportback priced just like before at $179,900.
The aforementioned 3.0 TDI single-turbo generates 160 kW and a peak torque of 500 Nm which is 20 kW and 80 Nm less than the previous base diesel engine so it shouldn’t come as a surprise the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint now takes 6.8 seconds (0.5s more). On the plus side, combined fuel consumption has dropped by 12% to 5.2 liters / 100 km. We remind you this engine is teamed up with a 7-speed dual clutch S tronic gearbox sending power to both axles.
The $144,900 bi-turbo 3.0 TDI pumps out 235 kW (5 kW more than before) and 650 Nm sent to a quattro system via an 8-speed tiptronic transmission. In this configuration, the 2015 Audi A7 (AU-spec) needs 5.2 seconds for the sprint and consumes 6.1 liters / 100 km.
Lastly, the $179,900 S7 Sportback has a bit-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine with 331 kW (a 22 kW increase) and 550 Nm. It completes the sprint in 4.6 seconds and has a combined fuel consumption of 9.3 liters / 100 km. Audi has fitted the engine with cylinder deactivation technology which means four of the cylinders can be turned off under light throttle and stop/start traffic to cut fuel consumption.