These are the latest spy pics of Audi's new A7.
Development of Audi’s luxury coupe is ongoing in northern Scandinavia and it will be launched later this year before sales start in 2011.
The A7 will provide Audi with a rival to the BMW 5-series GT and Mercedes CLS and it will slot into its range between the A6 and A8.
Autocar drove the Sportback concept late last year and Audi's head of exterior design, Achim-D Badstubner, said the Sportback's shape is as close as concepts get to production sign-off.
The A7’s mechanicals are a blend of A6 and A8; the floorpan will be from the next A6, and its wheelbase is identical. The engines are common to both models already and the A7 will use them too.
The interior, however, will more closely resemble the model higher up the Audi range and has a nautical theme running throughout.