Audi adds 3.0 TDI BiTurbo model to A7 rangeBy Hanleigh Daniels 6 August 2013 | Categories: news
Luxury German car maker Audi launched its A7 Sportback in South Africa in March 2011, and has gone on to sell 335 of these five-door luxury sedans in the highly competitive premium C-segment category. The company is now aiming to turbo-boost sales even further courtesy of the introduction of a new diesel-powered model, in the form of the 3.0 TDI BiTurbo.
The top-of-the-range TDI model churns out 230 kW and a peak torque figure amounting to a whopping 650 Nm that is available between 1450 and 2800 RPM. This engine is matched up with a silky smooth 8-speed Tiptronic transmission to produce a combined cycle (town and highway driving) fuel usage figure of just 6.3 litres per 100 km, according to Audi.
The Audi A7 3.0 TDI BiTurbo is now available at all Audi Dealers with the following standard specification:
- 19" Y-design alloy wheels
- Audi Drive Select with efficiency mode
- Advanced key (keyless entry)
- Audi Music Interface
- Bluetooth cell phone preparation, wireless with audio streaming
- Climatronic 4-zone air conditioner
- Cruise control
- Driver information system, with efficiency programme
- Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
- Electrically adjustable front seats
- Electrically adjustable steering column
- Electrically operated tailgate
- Exhaust sound actuator
- Interior lighting package
- Milano leather seat trim
- MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch
- Park Distance Control front and rear
- Sports suspension
- Sideguard airbag system
- Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
Pricing for the newly introduced model has been confirmed at R855 000, which includes all taxes as well as a standard 5 year or 100 000km Audi Freeway Plan (maintenance and servicing costs).
In other motoring related news, Chrysler South Africa recently unveiled its 2014 Grand Cherokee SUV range. This will be locally available during August and will come in three flavours namely Limited, Overland, and SRT8.
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