The Audi A7 Sportback has now been confirmed by insiders for the Paris Motor Show. Part of the A7 line-up will also be an Audi RS7. Awesome! Audi is on a roll.
The A7, pictured here almost undisguised, is the first model based on Audi’s new mid-size platform, which will underpin next year’s seventh-generation A6. The 4950mm-long A7 has been conceived to provide stiff competition to the new Mercedes-Benz CLS, also set to be revealed at the Paris show, and a production version of BMW’s recently unveiled Gran Coupé concept due in 2012.
Topping the line-up will be an RS7 Sportback performance model running a 580bhp version of Audi’s naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine in combination with the firm’s new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Other models in the line-up will use a range of V6, V8 and V10 petrol and diesel engines.