All New 2018 Audi A7 Sportback Review Although the 2018 audi a7 sportback review takes many styling cues from the new audi A8, it has a wider, lower front grille and narrower headlights than its bigger sibling. To emphasise the raft of digital technology it’s laden with, the A7 also has new sliding LED lights front and back. Inside it gets Audi’s Virtual Cockpit dash display, plus touchscreen controls that replace the previous version’s rotary dial and buttons. All this combines to give the dash a more cleanly designed, less cluttered look. Initially, the 2018 audi a7 sportback engine will only be offered with the 3.0 V6 TFSI turbo petrol engine that produces 335bhp. It’s capable of sprinting to 62mph from rest in 5.3sec and then on to a limited top speed of 155mph. It will be joined by a range of other four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines later in 2018. Of these, the lower-powered V6 diesel is likely to be the biggest seller. Boasting what Audi describes as a “futuristic lounge atmosphere”, the 2018 audi a7 sportback interior looks clean and minimalistic. All the dashboard controls and information readouts are housed in three digital screens: the Virtual Cockpit that’s in front of the steering wheel, plus two centrally mounted high-resolution touchscreens that replace the rotary dials and conventional buttons of the previous model. This is the same system that’s fitted to the A8 saloon.