Audi has just dropped pricing information for its all-new 2012 A7 Sportback that will begin reaching U.S. showrooms later this month with a starting MSRP of $59,250, not including an $875 destination charge. At launch, the A7 will be offered in the States exclusively with a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 gasoline engine paired to the firm’s quattro all-wheel drive system and an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
The supercharged V6 engine produces 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of peak torque for a 0-60mph [96 km/h] sprint time of 5.4 seconds. Audi’s US website notes a top speed of 130 mph [209 km/h], but it could be a typo as the European press release makes word of a 155mph [250 km/h] top speed.
With this engine, the A7 yields fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, leather seating surfaces, power, heated front seats with driver lumbar support, an automatic power tailgate, SIRIUS satellite radio, Bluetooth telephone and music player connection, a power sunroof, 3-zone automatic climate control and automatic headlights with light/rain sensors.