With the introduction of a new entry-level TDI model and the imminent arrival of the fire-breathing Audi RS7 Sportback, Audi’s A7 range is growing nicely.

The entry level Audi A7 Sportback 3,0 TDI 150 kW features Audi’s 150 kW-rated 3,0-litre turbodiesel coupled with the company’s multitronic automatic transmission. According to Audi, this unit returns an average fuel consumption figure of 5,3 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 139 g/km thanks, in part, to auto start-stop, energy recuperation and optimized thermal management.

Included in this model’s R649 500 asking price are such features as:

  • Audi Drive Select with efficiency mode
  • Music media interface with Bluetooth and wireless audio streaming
  • Cruise control
  • Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
  • Interior lighting package
  • Milano leather seat trim
  • MMI radio Plus with active speakers and pop-up colour display
  • Park Distance Control front and rear
  • Standard suspension
  • Sideguard airbag system
  • Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Electrically operated tailgate
  • 5 year/100 000km maintenance plan

The range-topping Audi RS7 Sportback will be available to order from August with the first local deliveries taking place later this year.

This model draws its 412 kW and 700 N.m of torque from a 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 coupled with Audi’s Tiptronic auto transmission sending drive to all four corners via a beefed-up version of the firm’s quattro all-wheel drive system. According to Audi, this unit can propel the RS7 from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3,9 seconds. Customers can also opt to have the electronic speed limiter deactivated to bump the top speed up from 250 km/h to 305 km/h.

RS7 pricing will be announced closer to the August 2013 ordering period.