Audi announces special edition A7
By fitting an upgraded version of its already powerful V6 BiTurbo diesel engine into the revised A7 four-door coupe, German luxury car manufacturer Audi has created the A7 TDI Competition. Developed to commemorate a quarter of a century of turbo-diesel Audis, the turbocharged A7 pushes out no less than 322bhp and 650Nm of torque - an improvement of 7bhp over the standard 3.0-litre TDI BiTurbo model.
That is not the whole story of how this four-wheel drive bruiser is able to hit 62mph in just 5.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph. When driven at full throttle, power is ramped up by an overboost function that pushes up maximum power by an additional 20bhp as a result of the modified turbos and camshafts.
Of course, the company already sells a number of super fast Audis: the RS7 pushes out 552bhp and the petrol-driven S7 V8 develops 444bhp. The trump card of the A7 Competition is the relative fuel economy of the diesel engine; according to Audi, the BiTurbo will feature fuel consumption of 46.3 miles per gallon, with CO2 emissions being an acceptable 162g/km.
The A7 Competition features 20-inch alloy wheels, a ride height that is 20mm lower than the standard model, and red brake callipers. The interior boasts leather seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and aluminium trim.
Audi is currently considering whether to release the car in the UK. If it is released in the this country, expect a price tag of around £60,000.