Those of you who want a big and luxurious car that manages to provide great fuel economy might want to take a closer look at the Audi A7 3.0 TDI ultra. Its heart and soul is a newly developed 3.0 TDI engine that meets Euro 6 emission standards and is capable of developing 218 PS (160 kW) between 4,000 rpm and 4,750 rpm while the peak torque of 400 Nm is available from just 1,250 rpm until 3,750 rpm.
Besides getting a brand new engine, the Audi A7 3.0 TDI ultra also has a newly developed dual-clutch seven-speed S tronic transmission that has been developed for the company’s models which are powered by longitudinally-mounted engines. This frugal variant of the A7 adopts a front-wheel drive layout and needs just 7.3 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run before topping out at 149 mph (239 km/h).
Tipping the scales at a rather hefty 1,830 kg, the economical A7 consumes just 4.7 liters / 100 km in the combined cycle and has corresponding CO2 emissions of 122 g/km. If these figures sound interesting, you might want to know the Audi A7 3.0 TDI ultra has a starting price at home in Germany of 54,800 euros.
According to Audi, if an owner of this particular model uses the vehicle for 20,000 km each year, he will end up paying approximately 1,343 euros for fuel, using the current 1,43 euro / liter rate.