We’ve already told you all you need to know about the new Audi A7 Sportback, but now, the premium German car maker has come out with a new entry-level model.

Priced at £52,240, the A7 Sportback 45 TDI Sport hacks £2,700 from the model’s starting price. With a three-litre V6 diesel engine mated to a swift-shifting eight-speed auto gearbox pumping out 227bhp of power and 500Nm of torque, the new A7 Sportback 45 TDI delivers “exceptionally smooth, refined and powerful progress” that can get it to 62mph in 6.5 seconds, according to Audi.

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However, a combined fuel return of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 147g/km makes it super-appealing for company car drivers. Central to its fuel frugality is the new 48V mild-hybrid drivetrain, which reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 100 kilometres. It manages this by shutting off the engine at speeds of between 34 and 99mph, enabling the A7 Sportback to coast in freewheeling mode.

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Spec-wise, the A7 Sportback 45 TDI Quattro packs in all the gadgets and goodies you’d expect from a high-end Audi. There’s the standard equipment of the Sport trim, which includes Audi’s magnificent Virtual Cockpit, a rear-view camera, a lane departure warning system and LED lights front and rear.

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S line versions (£55,140) add 20-inch alloy wheels (up from 19-inch on Sport models), as well as Sport suspension and HD Matrix LED headlights incorporating a unique coming and leaving home animation. What do you reckon to this new entry-level A7 Sportback?

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