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2019 (69) Audi A7 40 TDI S Line 5dr S Tronic

Glasgow Shields Road
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Amazon alexa IntegrationAudi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive selectAudi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi phone box with wireless chargingAudi smartphone interface
Audi virtual cockpit - 12.3" high resolution LCD digital instrument cluster displayAutomatic start/stop system with coasting functionality
Colour driver's information system displayElectric boot lid release
Lane departure warning systemMMI nav plus with MMI touch + 10.1" and 8.6" HD haptic touch screen/3D city models/country information/online map/route info and personal route assist
Operating buttons in black, glass look with haptic feedbackPower operated tailgate
Progressive steeringRear view camera
Service indicatorVoice control system

Entertainment

Audi music interface - 2 USB ports with charger and data functionsAudi sound system with 6 channel amplifier, 180 watt amplifying capacity and 10 loudspeakers including subwoofer
Auxiliary input socketDAB digital radio module

Exterior Features

Body coloured door mirrorsComing/leaving home animations in front and rear
Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors with driver memory function and integrated LED indicatorsFrameless auto dimming rear view mirror
Front and rear electric windowsHD Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators
Headlight washersHeat insulating glass in side and rear windows
High gloss black radiator grille with chrome single frame surroundIlluminated door sill trims with S logo
LED rear lightsPrivacy glass with dark tinting on rear side windows and rear window
Rain and light sensorsRetractable rear spoiler
S line air inlet design with inlay in high gloss blackS Line badge on front fender
S line badge on front grilleS Line Black rear diffuser with chrome inlays and rear grille
S Line front and rear bumpersS Line side skirts
Signature LED daytime running lightsWindscreen with acoustic glazing

Interior Features

2 zone deluxe electronic climate control4-way electric lumbar support
40/20/40 split folding 3 seater rear seat bench with rear centre armrestBlack cloth headlining
Electrically adjustable front seats - driver seat with memoryFront and rear headrests
Front centre armrestHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated sun visors with vanity mirrors
ISOFIX child seat mounting and Top Tether with front passenger airbag deactivationLeather gear knob
Leatherette upper instrument panel and door shouldersLuggage compartment floor
S line front and rear floor mats with contrast stitchingStainless steel pedals and foot rest
Tool kit and car jack 

Packs

LED interior ambient lighting pack - A7Non smoking pack - A7

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsDriver and passenger airbags
Electromechanical parking brakeElectronic stabilisation control including ABS, ASR and EDL
Extended pedestrian protection measuresHill hold assist
Seatbelt monitoringTyre pressure warning light
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Anti theft alarm with tow away protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection
ImmobiliserKeyless Go
Preparation for tracking systemRemote central locking

Technical

24 litre AdBlue tankDiesel particulate filter
Sports suspension
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)127Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb156WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min156 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine Code4KA0IGWQS
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)57.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)53.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.9WLTP - MPG - Comb47.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max45.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.9

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power204Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesS LineGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0743EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage9000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.3Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3750Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed152

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front255/40 R20Tyre Size Rear255/40 R20
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type20" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1422Length4969
Wheelbase2926Width1908
Width (including mirrors)2118 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)63Gross Vehicle Weight2010
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)535Max. Loading Weight310
Max. Roof Load95Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1700
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Audi A7 Sportback

Audi's A7 Sportback offers a smarter, more unique option to Executive segment buyers and the Ingolstadt maker has put a lot of effort into updating this second generation version. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The second generation Audi A7 Sportback has been carefully but comprehensively updated, with smarter styling, revised engines, a hi-tech all-digital cockpit and a range of intelligent driver assistance systems. It's still a beautifully constructed thing but now offers just that little bit more polish in the face of some very talented rivals.

Background

You might think that a full-sized Executive car - say something like an Audi A6, a BMW 5 Series or a Mercedes E-Class - was a pretty desirable thing. Buyers in this segment though, don't always agree, which is why in recent times, so many of them have drifted away into up-market SUVs and crossovers. In response over the last few years, the prestige brands have produced more dynamic and individual four and five-door designs to sell alongside their standard executive models. Here's Audi's offering, a much improved second generation A7 Sportback. As before, the underpinnings feature some of Audi's more exclusive technology, the kind of thing you'd find in the brand's luxury segment A8 saloon. This car though can be more efficient than any A8. That'll be important for business segment buyers, but I've a suspicion that it's technology that'll really sell them this car. Much of this is optional of course, but if you tick the right boxes for things like the hi-tech Matrix headlights and the advanced autonomous driving and connectivity technology, this car really can be state of the art.

Driving Experience

A7 Sportback buyers choose between four engines. There's a 204PS four cylinder TDI engine in the '40 TDI' version, offered with either front wheel drive or quattro 4WD. Then there's a 340PS 3.0 TFSI petrol unit in the '55 TFSI' variant, which comes mated to a 7-speed S tronic auto gearbox. Many customers though, will want either the 231PS '45 TDI' or the 286PS '50 TDI' variants, both of which use a 3.0-litre diesel using Audi's MHEV mild hybrid technology, this unit mated to 8-speed tiptronic auto transmission. Both six cylinder derivatives feature quattro 4WD and buyers choose between four suspension options, including updated adaptive air suspension that makes the car feel supple and luxurious during cruising without curbing its ability to iron out more challenging roads. Through the corners, you'll appreciate a new 'Progressive steering' system, which features a ratio that becomes more direct as lock is applied. And for optimal ability through the switchbacks and increased lower-speed manoeuvrability, dynamic all-wheel-steering is also available from the options list, as is the quattro sport differential which actively distributes drive torque between the rear wheels for maximum cornering adjustability. As usual with Audi models, there's a 'drive select' driving modes system that activates different drive profiles that tweak steering, throttle response, steering feel and ride characteristics. Audi says that this time round, the differentiation between comfort and dynamic options is more pronounced than in the previous model.

Design and Build

With its large surfaces, sharp edges and taut, athletic lines, the second generation A7 Sportback draws inspiration from the Audi prologue concept study that spearheaded the introduction of the latest Audi design language. Like the larger A8 saloon, one of this model's key defining features is a flat light strip which creates a continuous light pattern across the rear. The digital cabin's completely new and very futuristic, with a sleek instrument panel adding to the feeling of airy spaciousness. Compared with the previous model, interior length has increased by 21 millimetres, resulting in more rear knee room. Rear passengers also enjoy more head room. A three-seat rear bench is standard for UK models, and when its backrest is fully stowed, the luggage compartment capacity expands from 535-litres to a generous 1,390-litres. As with the A8, the communications hub of this A7 Sportback is Audi's latest MMI touch response' operating package which is based around 10.1-inch upper and 8.6-inch lower touchscreen displays which appear to blend into the dashboard when switched off. The two large, high resolution touch displays replace the rotary controller and satellite button system used by the previous model. They provide haptic and acoustic feedback as confirmation when a fingertip triggers a function.

Market and Model

Prices square up fairly closely to rival BMW's 6 Series GT and Mercedes Benz CLS models, starting at around £47,000. There's a choice of two trim levels, 'Sport' and 'S line'. The specification is appropriately high, with LED front and rear lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, leather-upholstered seats with full electric adjustment upfront, LED ambient interior lighting and the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit all supplied as standard. The infotainment set-up is Audi's top 'MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch' system, which features the Audi Smartphone Interface and the Audi Phone Box system, which includes wireless charging for QI-enabled compatible phones. The list of electronic driver assistants features the 'Audi Parking System Plus' set-up with rear-view camera. In addition, you get the Audi Pre-sense Front collision warning and automatic braking system and Lane Departure Warning. 'S line' specification ramps up the visual appeal even further with 20-inch alloy wheels, HD Matrix LED headlights with dynamic front and rear indicators, sport suspension and S line-specific body styling. Inside, the front sport seats are upholstered in leather and Alcantara and there's 'S line'-specific interior detailing.

Cost of Ownership

A core component of the standard technology package fitted to all A7 Sportback models is the mild hybrid drivetrain (MHEV) engineering made possible by the newly introduced 48-volt primary electrical system. At speeds of between 34 and 99mph, it enables the V6 engines to be deactivated and the A7 Sportback to coast in freewheeling mode. The Belt Alternator Starter re-fires the engine smoothly and comfortably after coasting, and is capable of channelling up to 12kW of energy back into the lithium ion battery during recuperative braking. The start-stop function has also been significantly expanded and now activates at 13mph. In combination with the standard front camera, the engine is restarted predictively while at a standstill as soon as the vehicle ahead begins to move. In real-world driving, the MHEV technology reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres every 62 miles. As a result, the volume 2.0-litre 40 TDI diesel version manages 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and 122g/km of CO2. The 3.0-litre '50 TDI' diesel variant can manage 50.4mpg on the combined cycle when on 19-inch wheels - and a CO2 return of 147g/km. The '45 TDI' derivative delivers 50.4mpg and 147g/km. For the alternative 3.0-litre petrol-powered '55 TFSI' model, the figures on 19-inch wheels are 40.4mpg and 158g/km.

Summary

This second generation Audi A7 Sportback is clearly a car that a massive amount of thought and development budget has been ploughed into. It's a very considered thing, a car which pushes boundaries with its styling and engine technology but which feels reassuringly familiar to drive. The latest model improves the oily bits while at the same time keeping the look fresh and the technology indoors bang up to date. Every part of this car has been designed with a thoroughness that's deeply impressive, if sometimes rather clinical. Of course, the end result is hardly inexpensive - and you'll need to spend plenty on options to fully sharpen its driving manners. Still, if that's not an issue, then you're likely to find this A7 very desirable indeed. It is perhaps the definitive expression of how Audi wants you to perceive its brand. Not all executive decisions should be difficult. Here's one you should enjoy making.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£500.36
Deposit£3600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£35,998
Credit amount£32,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£17,553
Total amount payable£44,670.92
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.56p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Glasgow Shields Road

274-304 Shields Road, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1LA

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