Audi unveils Sportback Concept as foreshadow the production form of the A7 sports vehicle that’s expected to make its arrival in tardy 2010 or early 2011. The large, five-door sport tavern with its auto-like silhouette is somewhat better than the A6 measuring at 4.95 m long (16.24 ft), 1.93 m expansive (6.33 ft) but only 1.40 m high (4.59 ft).
Sportback’s exterior conceived is outright sexy with its low-slung, auto-like roofline and the Lamborghini Estoque-inspired buttocks – while Audi unimaginatively tries to convince us that the tail of the show car is “evidently related to the A5 Coupe.” Inside, the Sportback gets a four-seat landscape and a varied pinpoint console that stretches from the dash to the back. Passengers will be content to know that the Sportback’s crate has a capacity for 500 liters (17.66 cubic feet).
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Not surprisingly, Audi equipped the show car with a 3.0-liter V6 TDI sparkling diesel engine. As in the U.S. variety of the Q7 3.0 TDI, the V6 also produces 165 kW (225 hp) and 550 Nm (405.66 lb-ft) of torque in the Sportback idea. Power is transferred to the wheels via Audi’s new 7-zoom tiptronic transmission.
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Weighing in at 1,800 kilograms (3,968.32 lb) and with a drag coefficient of 0.30, the auto-like fastback saloon accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h (62mph) in minus than seven seconds and catch a top pace of 245 km/h (152mph). According to Audi, the Sportback idea’s average fuel wealth according to the European ECE average is 5.9 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (39.87 US mpg), and its CO2 emissions no more than 156 g/km (251.06 g/mile).
Audi says the Sportback Concept not only offers a pointer at the Audi’s impending project vocabulary, but it also signals the party’s determination not to frontier fastback/ hatchback Sportback versions to the compact segment.