After it was officially presented online last month, the second-generation Audi A7 Sportback has been granted a US visa, and it will arrive at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, in January.
Its presence in Motor City will mark two premieres – its public debut, and its first arrival in North America, where it’s expected to go on sale before the end of next year, AutoNews reports.
With a fastback styling inspired by the Prologue Concept and 100 S Coupe from 1970, the new-gen Audi A7 continues to challenge the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. It carries a starting price of €67,800 ($78,926) in Germany, for the base model, where it will go on sale in February.
Audi hasn’t detailed each and every trim level yet, but even the most basic models will be well-equipped, benefiting from the brand’s latest gadgets and features.
Customers will have to settle for the 3.0-liter TFSI V6 petrol engine, rated at 340PS (335hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque, mated to a 7-speed transmission and AWD, which will be the sole choice at launch. However, later on, the executive car will be offered with various four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel units.