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Audi reveals A7 Sportback

  • 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.

Like the A5 Sportback already on sale, the A7 creates a new niche in the Audi line up, sitting between the A6 family and the A8 luxury saloon.

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.