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Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition announced

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).

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition

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.

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition

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.

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition

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.

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition

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 A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition
Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI competition

Audi says they will open the order books next month at a starting price of 72,000 euros while deliveries will commence this fall.

Adrian Padeanu

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