We first saw the A7 Sportback Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in 2009. Audi has now confirmed the official launch of the vehicle will be on July 26, in Munich.
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The entry model car is expected to use a 152kW, 2.8-litre V6 engine. In the mix there's also said to be a 223kW supercharged 3.0-litre V6, up to a range-topping 4.2-litre V8, before heading into 'S' territory. As for diesel power, the A7 should be available with a 3.0-litre V6 capable of 187kW.

An S7 version is expected to use a 294kW 4.0-litre V8. The RS7, which is still under development, is said to adopt the 373kW 5.0-litre twin-turbo V10, also seen in the RS6 and A8 models although slightly re-tuned. There's also rumours of a hybrid version to be released later down the track.

Sales are expected to reach 40,000 units as Audi takes its share of the large luxury four-door coupe market. Pricing and production images are yet to be released.