Audi has revealed the mid-life facelift of the A7 Sportback and it is India bound, hitting our shores in early 2015 according to Zigwheels.com. The car has been updated to slug it out against the BMW Gran Coupe and the Mercedes CLS.
Audi has basically updated the externals a bit to bring it in lines of the new design philosophy and has also tweaked the engines to get a higher power output.
The car gets the now common angular single frame grille, following the new hexagonal theme. The new LED headlamp unit can be opted with the new Matrix lighting technology, which we first saw in the recently launched A8L. This new technology allows great visibility while also reducing the glare for oncoming vehicles.
The front bumpers also come out in a new avatar and now point downwards and look sharper and beefy. The rear lamps draw certain cues from the Y shaped Lamborghini units. The car loses out on flared wheel arches but gains a more subtle line on the door panel.
On the interiors, nothing much has been altered. It gets a choice of five colour options that extends to the seats and new interior materials, such as an aluminium and Beaufort walnut and Valcona leather. The biggest noticeable change though is the new MMI touch screen infotainment system which boasts of an Nvidia graphics processor. A Bang and Olufsen sound system is also available to pamper the senses of the customer.
The new Audi A7 Sportback gets just a 3.0L V6 twin turbo diesel engine which now produces 272PS of power (in the present iteration on sale it produces 204PS) and has an eight speed dual clutch automatic transmission. A less powerful 218PS version of the same engine has also been introduced though we are not sure whether it will be made available in India or not. This new version of the tried and tested diesel mill claims of incredible efficiency figures of 25.5kmpl under test conditions but will only be available as a front-wheel drive.