Audi has released details of the new Black Edition versions of A6 Saloon, Avant and A7 Sportback available to order this month with the first deliveries in expected in early 2013.
Audi have told us that the new ‘Black Edition’ models combine their more emphatic styling with the most extensive equipment list in each range, and are priced from £35,010 OTR to £56,785 OTR.
The ‘Black Edition’ is distinguished with its rotor-design alloy wheels with a dark titanium finish and which are available in 20-inch diameter in the A6 Saloon and Avant or 21 inches in the A7 Sportback. These wheels are designed to fill their arches in the A6 helped by lowered sports suspension which is a standard feature of the S line models on which the new specification is based, and in the A7 Sportback by further lowered S line sports suspension.
The interior features Piano Black inlays which complement the sports seats upholstered in black Valcona leather and the black headlining. In A6 and A6 Avant models, the S line equipment list is also expanded by a BOSE surround sound system, DAB digital radio and the Audi Music Interface (AMI) for iPod connection. The A7 Sportback Black Edition gains the BOSE upgrade, and already features DAB radio and AMI as standard from SE specification and above.
On the A6 models, the S line specification also brings features such as exclusive S line exterior and interior styling enhancements, satellite navigation, light and rain sensors, Xenon all-weather headlights and LED rear lights, the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, the Audi parking system plus and keyless go. On top of these, the A7 Sportback also includes extras such as powered tailgate operation, electrically adjustable front seats and a powered retractable rear spoiler.
The new Black Edition specification is available with the 3.0-litre BiTDI unit which produces 313PS and 650Nm of torque, which according to Audi can return 44.1 mpg on the official combined cycle test. In the A6 range Black Edition specification is also available in conjunction with all engines from the 177PS 2.0-litre TDI upwards, excluding S6 models, and with either front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive. In the A7 Sportback, it can be enjoyed in all versions bar the front-wheel-drive 3.0-litre TDI 204PS and the S7 Sportback.Published 4 November 2012