Audi is very proud of their family of diesel engines, known as TDI, and rightly so. They are some of the finest oil-burners in the business. Over the past 25 years, Audi TDi engine have evolved from rattly and noisy fuel savers into monsters that that has dominated Le Mans for the past decade. This is something Audi needed to celebrate.
Audi A7 Sportback Competition 3.0 TDi is what the German auto maker is marking the occasion with. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of TDI, this special edition A7 is powered by an amazing 3.0 liter diesel engine that produces 326 horsepower and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque. That means it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, which is astonishing for a diesel car.
Compared to a normal 3.0 TDI unit, the engine in the A7 Competition benefits from modified charging and camshafts, and it features a boost function. The engine also makes a fairly sonorous noise, uncharacteristic for diesel power. Despite all this, the fuel economy remains at a very reasonable level: 6.1 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers (38.6 US mpg).
Visually, Audi A7 Sportback Competition comes with the S Line sport package, which includes 20 millimeters lower suspension, five-spoke W design 20 inches wheels, 17-inch discs, black gloss package, and exclusive exterior colors including Daytona Gray, Misano Red, Nardo Gray and Sepang Blue.
The main highlights of the interior include S sport seat with contrasting stitching in Misano Red or Agate Gray; trimming in aluminum and Beaufort wood in black – an especially high-grade metal/wood combination, and door sill trims with “quattro” logos.
The A7 Sportback Competition goes on sale in fall, starting from 72,000 Euros.