- Coupe styling for new luxury model
- CO2 emissions as low as 139g/km
- On sale mid-August, priced from £42,925
Audi has taken the wraps off its new A7 Sportback model, a car marketed as a four-door coupe.
The A7 is slightly shorter than an A8, and is fractionally less tall. Initial reports suggest it will be marketed as a four-seater.
Like the A5 Sportback, the A7 will offer four frameless doors and a rear hatchback.
Much of the interior and technology will be familiar to existing Audi owners, and the A7 will feature fuel saving stop-start technology as standard.
Fitted in conjunction with a 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine and the Multitronic gearbox in front-wheel drive guise, the A7's emissions fall to as low as 139g/km, which would put it in the 19% benefit-in-kind tax band.
A total of four V6 engines will be offered - two petrol and two diesel - while buyers will have the choice of four-wheel drive and a seven-speed S tronic semi-automatic gearbox.
The A7 is available to order from mid-August, with prices starting at £42,925, although this will rise to £43,745 when VAT goes up to 20% in January.