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A7 gets a nip/tuck

Audi's sleek sedans get tweaked exteriors, new surfaces inside

Published: June 2, 2014, 4:00 AM

2015 Audi A7 sportback

Audi is showing off some design tweaks, new materials, and a few new ponies in its A7 lineup. Outside, a reworked grille, front fascia and headlights are aboard, while from the rear, the observant will see a revised bumper, exhaust tips and taillights.

Inside, new aluminum and walnut inlays pretty things up, along with swank Valcona leather on the seats. Its MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch gets an NVIDIA chip.

For the European market, its 3.0-litre bi-turbo TDI engines goes up to 320 hp and is paired to an eight-speed transmission. Other engine choices get a seven-speed S-tronic transmission. A 3.0-litre V6 is also newly available, in 272 and 218 hp "ultra" guises. Canadian powertrains will include the currently available pair of supercharged and turbo-diesel (up to 272 hp from 240) V6s and a twin-turbo V8 for the S7 (up to 450 hp from 420). Check it out in showrooms later this summer.