The Audi A7 ‘Competition’ is a Biturbo Diesel Tree-Whisperer
If you’re in the market for a speedy four-door coupe, Audi has you covered with the potent V8-powered S7 and RS7 models. But let’s say you also wanted to sip fuel. Well, Audi can help you out with that too – the new A7 3.0 TDI Competition. A high-performance diesel you say? Sounds agricultural, but you’d be wrong. In celebration of Audi’s 25th anniversary of TDI technology, the automaker has rolled its latest and greatest diesel tech into the A7 Sportback, creating a frugal drinker for the road and a sprinter for the track.
The new A7 Competition fits an upgraded version of Audi’s grunty biturbo diesel V6, which chucks out an impressive 326 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, available from as low as 1,400 rpm on the rev range. Not enough power? An overboost function crams in an extra 20 hp due to modifications in the camshaft and turbos.
Those figures spell out a 0-60 mph sprint in just under 5.1 seconds for the luxury brute, but on the flip-side, provides fuel efficiency worth writing home about – 38.6 mpg.
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Of course being an Audi, it comes with all the exclusive trim and toys that luxury owners salivate over. The A7’s V6 TDI backs up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive. It ships wearing the S-line bodykit as standard, and sports a ride-height drop of 0.8 inches as well as black 20-inch wheels.
It’ll be available come August across the Atlantic for 72,000 euros, and we’ll be holding our breath to see if it makes the swim stateside.
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