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MTM Audi A7 3.0 TDI Packs 281 HP

Audi A7 3.0 TDI by MTM

It seems that the Audi A7 is a popular car among tuners as this time the German engineers from MTM have decided to develop an upgrade program for the four-door coupe. They took the model fitted with the 3.0-liter diesel engine and increased its power for the first stage to 281 hp (285 PS / 210 kW) and a peak torque of 428 lb.-ft (580 Nm). If this isn’t enough, there’s a stage two upgrade that raises the output of the engine to 296 hp (300 PS / 221 kW) and 443 lb.-ft (600 Nm) of torque.

Audi A7 3.0 TDI by MTM

The V-Max is now 263 km/h and for 2,600 Euros you can get a performance exhaust system that features 89 mm quad-piped ends. Aside from these goodies, MTM also throws in a sport suspension, along with 20 inch Bimoto alloys.

Audi A7 3.0 TDI by MTM

Source: MTM via WCF

Senner Tuning Audi A7 3.0 TDI With 302 HP

Audi A7 3.0 TDI by Senner Tuning

The sexy 4-door coupe from Audi has received more muscles under its hood thanks to the guys over at Senner Tuning. They took the A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI model and increased the output of the engine to 302 hp (306 PS / 225 kW) and a peak torque of 457 lb.-ft (620 Nm), up from the standard 242 hp (245 PS / 180 kW) and 369 lb.-ft (500 Nm).

Audi A7 3.0 TDI by Senner Tuning

They also installed a brand new stainless steel exhaust system that sports twin 90 mm tailpipes while the maximum speed has been lifted to 174 mph (280 km/h). As far as the suspension goes, they’ve fitted the A7 with a lowering kit while the rims are Varianza T1S that measure 9.5 x 20-inch, covered by the 275/35R20 rubber.

Audi A7 3.0 TDI by Senner Tuning

Source: Senner Tuning via WCF

Audi Launches A7 Quattro

Audi A7 Quattro

Starting with this August, you will be able to order the quattro version of the sexy Audi A7 Sportback, the one fitted with the 3.0-liter TDI engine that develops 201 hp. With this power unit, the 4-door coupe reaches 62 mph from start in 7.2 seconds whereas the FWD version needs 0.2 seconds more. The car will have a top speed of 146 mph and a fuel economy rating of 48.7 mpg UK and CO2 emissions of 152 g/km. This engine is going to be linked to a 7-speed, twin-clutch S-tronic gearbox.

Audi A7 Quattro

The base price for the Audi A7 quattro is going to be 41,675 pounds and for this money you’ll get as standard the following goodies: LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloys, a powered tailgate, sat-nav and Milano leather upholstery.

Audi A7 Quattro

If you opt for the more expensive SE trim, you get Audi Parking System Plus, heated seats and cruise control. The top-spec S-line models feature an S-line suspension, styling tweaks, Valcona leather sports seats and 19-inch rims.

Source: Audi via Autocar.co.uk

Pogea Racing Rolls Out 2011 Audi A7 Seven Sins

Pogea Racing Audi A7

The Audi A7 is one of the coolest-looking cars I’ve seen lately, but what happens if you tune it? It gets better. With this concept in mind, Pogea Racing developed their “Seven Sins” version of the A7 Sportback. Available for the models fitted with the 3.0 TSFI and 3.0 TDI engines, this tuned A7 brings both exterior and interior upgrades, along with some well-deserved engine upgrades.

Let’s start with the 3.0 TFSI power unit. Thanks to the software optimization, this engine is now capable of producing 345 hp from the 300-hp standard. Peak torque is also up, from 440 to 495 Nm. The car also got a brand new stainless steel exhaust system.

Pogea Racing Audi A7

If you prefer diesels, the 3.0 TDI develops as standard 204 hp, but with the help of the same software optimization, it can output 251 hp. The maximum torque is now 468 Nm, in comparison to the standard 400 Nm. For the A7 models that are fitted with the S-Tronic gearbox, the power can be raised from 245 hp to 289 hp while the torque figures are up to 550 Nm, from the standard 500.

As far as the exterior modifications are concerned, the Audi A7 “Seven Sins” by Pogea Racing sits on a brand new set of 20-inch “STROKE” metal alloy wheels finished in shiny black and chrome. The standard suspension has been ditched in order to accommodate the new coil-over unit from KW, dubbed “Street Comfort”. To stop the car efficiently, the engineers have fitted the A7 Sportback with a new set of Brembo perforated steel discs as well as special brake pads.

The base price for this tuning package starts from approximately $2,418.

ABT Audi A7 Revealed

ABT Audi A7

One of the sexiest cars in the last years is the Audi A7. The tuners over at ABT Sportsline considered that there is still room for improvement and came up with a tuning program for the car which includes both a power boost and aesthetics changes.

ABT Audi A7

As far as the engine is concerned, the 3.0 TDI is now available with two upgraded power levels: the first one delivers 282 hp (207 kW) and 500 Nm of torque; while the other outputs 310 hp (228 kW) and 610 Nm of torque.

If you like the 3.0 TFSI petrol engine, ABT can increase its power to 410 hp (302 kW) from the standard 300 hp (221 kW).

ABT Audi A7

I like that they didn’t messed with the look of the car and they made only discreet modifications. The new front spoiler fits in very nicely with the lines of the car while the side skirts and the rear skirt look like they’ve been designed by Audi themselves. That new 4-pipe exhaust unit gives the A7 a more muscular look. In addition, ABT is offering a couple of 19- and 21-inch rims in many designs.

Audi S7 to debut at the Paris Motor Show?

Audi S7 to debut at the Paris Motor Show?

The Audi A7 Sportback is definitely quite a looker, and will no doubt impress those that want more space in their sedan but aren’t looking for a wagon model.

But as soon as the A7 Sportback was revealed by Audi, rumors were already flying around concerning its performance version, the S7.

According to the latest rumors collected by the guys at Autoblog, it seems that the S7 might be making its debut later this month, at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

It seems that Audi wants to get the S7 out as quickly as possible, in order to complete the lineup. According to the rumors, we might not see a large displacement engine in the performance model, as the Lamborghini 5.2-liter V10 in the S6 or the 4.2-liter V8 in the S5 aren’t exactly the most frugal of units. Instead, and this might be a long shot, a new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 might be prepared for the S7.

Autoblog also says that while the A7 Sportback will be available in the USA with just the 3.0-liter TFSI gasoline version and the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, the S7 might get a sportier S-tronic dual-clutch seven-speed transmission.

Still, bear in mind that these are just rumors, and Audi has yet to comment on all these speculations concerning the S7. Until it’s official, you can always get the S Line look-fast accessories.


Videos: Audi A7 Sportback gets showcased

Besides powerful super sedans and four-door coupes, another big trend in the car industry is the introduction of half sedan half hatchback combinations, as seen with the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo or the newer Audi A7 Sportback.

We saw that there was some reason to this madness with our own BMW 5 GT test drive, and now, thanks to a few videos, the Audi A7 Sportback also seems pretty interesting.

In the videos located after the jump, you will see a lot of details about the five-door hatchback/sedan hybrid. Also, in a video with driving footage around the beautiful Sardinia region in Italy, the Audi A7 Sportback really looks fetching.

Check out the videos after the jump and then cast your thoughts about this new German model.

2011 Audi A7 Sportback gets S Line sports package

Barely has the digital ink dried on our own article about the launch of the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback, and the Ingolstadt automaker has already revealed the S Line sports accessories and appearance package for its new five-door limousine.

As you can see above, the S Line kit adds a more aggressive body kit, with a reworked front bumper, improved side skirts and a rear diffuser with chromed tailpipes. Besides that, the exterior is rounded off by a set of 19-inch S Line alloy wheels.

The interior is decked out in Aluminum trim, while a mix of leather and Alcantara decorates the seats and the three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. As par for the course, S Line badges are plentiful, both on the inside and on the outside.

Until the S7 or RS7 performance versions appear, the new Audi A7 Sportback with the S Line appearance package will definitely satisfy those wanting a bit more personality with their five-door ‘coupe’.


2011 Audi A7 Sportback formally revealed and detailed

Even though its appearance was leaked last weekend, the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback was unveiled yesterday by the German automaker.

The new model will compete with the likes of four-door coupes like the Mercedes-Benz CLS, as well as with five-door performance models like the Porsche Panamera or BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.

As you can see above, the new A7 boasts a design similar to the 2011 A8, albeit a more angular, in terms of the front fascia. In the rear, the fastback design is apparent, while the side view clearly highlights the cues it has taken from the A5 Sportback.

In terms of engines, not a lot of details were given, but you can expect four V6 units, two gasoline and two diesels, to be used. They will be equipped with either a Multitronic CVT or a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox, feeding the power to either just the front wheels, or too all four, thanks to the Quattro AWD system.

The interior is almost the same as the 2011 A8, with the new MMI Touch multimedia interface, as well as a wide array of technologies and systems ready to make driving the new A7 Sportback a safer and more pleasant experience.

No other details were given, but expect new info to arrive as we approach its fall release date. Prices, at least in its native Germany, will start at €51,600 ($67,160). Feel free to check out the high res photo gallery below and then hit the jump to see a video of the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback launch.

Photo Gallery: 2011 Audi A7


2011 Audi A7 Sportback revealed in first photos before its launch

As most of four-ring fans know by now, the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback will be officially revealed tomorrow, on July 26. Up until now, we were treated with the attractive Sportback concept, as well as with a teaser website.

Now, thanks to a leak published by CarScoop, we have the first official pictures of the production model.

As you can see above and below, the new Audi A7 Sportback is the company’s own answer to rivals like the Mercedes-Benz CLS, and will compete in the four-door coupe segment. In terms of its own range, as its name suggests, it will slot in ahead of the A6 and below the A8.

There aren’t a lot of differences between the production model and the concept before it, except that now we have more practical door mirrors or air inlets in the front. Speaking of the front, the fascia bears almost the exact same lines as the 2011 A8, only a bit more angular this time.

The sloping rear bears cues from the smaller A5 Sportback, and, at least from the profile, does resemble the BMW 5 Series GT (only it doesn’t seem that ghastly when Audi does it).

Besides the regular models, which will sport an array of gasoline and TDI diesel units, performance versions like an S7 or RS7 are expected to appear in the following years. A hybrid might also be planned, but nothing is clear as of yet.

Expect more details tomorrow, when Audi will formally unveil the new 2011 A7 Sportback four-door coupe.


Audi reveals A7 teaser website, quickly shuts it down

After showcasing the Sportback concept all over the world, Audi has finally decided to launch a teaser website for its newest model, the A7.

As most of you probably know already, the A7 will be Audi’s push into the new four-door coupe segment, targeting the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS or the future production version of the BMW Gran Coupe concept.

Sadly, the teaser website doesn’t actually hint at anything we didn’t know already, showcasing just a few brief outlines, reminiscent of the Audi Sportback concept.

Still, it seems that the Audi Netherlands division jumped the gun a bit, as after just a few hours of being online, the site was shut down and is now inaccessible.

This is rather peculiar, as the A7 is set to be revealed in the following months, either at the Moscow Motor Show or at the Paris Motor Show, and will hit the market in November of this year. Luckily, the splash page of the website is up above.


Audi A7 coming to Paris, V10-powered RS7 possible

Audi is preparing its next big thing, the A7 four-door coupe, for its official launch at the Paris Motor Show, this September, according to many voices.

As you know by now, the car, based on the A7 Sportback concept, will contend in this new segment with the likes of the next generation Mercedes-Benz CLS, also scheduled to appear in Paris, or the production variant of the BMW Gran Coupe concept we saw a few weeks ago.

Now, the guys at Autocar have dug up a fresh new rumor about the new Ingolstadt model: a high performance RS7 is planned and might sport the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10, currently found on the R8 or Lamborghini Gallardo.

We already knew a performance S7 would appear, but an RS7 might blow it out of the water. According to the British magazine, the engine will be mated to a dual-clutch gearbox, and will output somewhere around 580 HP, even more than the newly revealed R8 GT limited edition.

The RS7 is set to be at the top of the A7 range, which will use a variety of V6 or V8 engines, both gasoline and diesel ones, depending on the market demands.

We were already quite excited about the A7, but the promise of an RS7 of supercar-worthy performance is even more mesmerizing.


Video: Audi shows off A7 Sportback Concept around Los Angeles

Even though it is getting quite close to officially launching the Audi A7, the German company has revealed a new video with the concept on which the five-door “coupe” model will be based on.

This promotional footage showcases the Audi A7 Sportback Concept around Los Angeles. The head of exterior design, Achim-D. Badstubner, also explains many of the interesting features the concept showcased up until now.

He also promises that the production model, due out this fall, will keep many of the styling touches that the concept had, and provide a new and interesting addition to the lineup. Hit the jump to see the A7 Sportback Concept paraded through Los Angeles.

Future Audi A7 to offer A8 quality for slightly higher A6 price

The upcoming Audi A7 is the company’s answer to things like the BMW 5 Series GT or the Mercedes-Benz CLS, but what it will actually offer for existing Audi consumers is a blend of the flagship’s A8 quality with a more reasonable price tag, closer to the A6.

Audi’s head of exterior design, Achim Badstubner, has talked with Autocar and revealed that currently, there is a considerable price gap between a fully decked out A6 and the base A8, a gap which the A7 will gladly occupy.

The A7 will use the platform of the A6, sharing the same wheelbase, but will still use engines from both lineups, and the interior will be closer to the A8. Badstubner also highlighted that a two-door A7 won’t be made, saying that coupes of such size aren’t the way his company wants to go.

If it will be marketed properly, I think the A7 has quite a lot of potential. What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts.


Audi S8 to pave the way for S7 and S1, Audi design director says

In a surprisingly bold move, Audi’s design director, Stefan Sielaff, revealed, after the formal presentation of the 2011 Audi A8, that the high performance S8 version, which will arrive at the end of 2010 probably, will pave the way in terms of design for other performance models, name-checking the S7 and S1.

This is the first time an Audi representative even admitted to the existence of the upcoming A7, and has even confirmed that the future A1 city car will also see a performance version. He also revealed that the S8 will most likely be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine, rather the a borrowed V10 from Lamborghini, as is the current generation’s S8.

Future S models will also differentiate in more ways from the standard models on which they will be based, with Sielaff confirming that more aluminum and carbon fiber inserts will be used on the inside.

So there you have it Audi fans, expect many surprises from future S models, coming for every vehicle set to be launched in the near future.


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