The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition has been introduced today as a celebration for the TDI’s engine 25th anniversary. Needless to say, it’s based on the recently facelifted A7 Sportback and is powered by a bi-turbo 3.0 TDI V6 clean diesel engine benefiting from a series of updates in charging and camshaft which have bumped output by 7 PS (5 kW) compared to the standard configuration of the engine. As a result, the motor is now capable of developing 326 PS (240 kW) and if it’s not enough, push hard the accelerator pedal and for a short while you get an overboost of 20 PS (15 kW).
The torque figure stands at a rather impressive 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) exploitable from just 1,400 rpm until 2,800 rpm. Thanks to its powerful heart, the Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition special edition sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in a mere 5.1 seconds and consumes just 6.1 liters / 100 km with corresponding CO2 emissions of 162 g/km.
It should be mentioned this limited-run A7 Sportback features a 20mm lowered suspension and comes as standard with the S line kit. Audi has selected W design five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels featuring black-painted sides and wrapped around in 265/35 tires. Stopping power is provided by 17-inch discs with red-painted brake calipers for an extra touch.
The Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition can be had with a Daytona Gray, Misano Red, Nardo Gray or Sepan Blue exterior paint scheme combined with a glossy black appearance package and glossy black tailpipes. Step inside the cabin and you will find black or lunar silver Valcona leather-covered seats or optional S sport seats that have Misano Red or Agate Grey contrasting stitching.
Also on the inside there’s a combination of black wood and metallic accents, shift paddles behind the steering wheel for the tiptronic eight-speed transmission while at an additional cost the customer can add a night vision assist system, MMI Navigation plus and matrix LED headlights.
Audi says they will open the order books next month at a starting price of 72,000 euros while deliveries will commence this fall.