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Audi Has Announced An A6 Black Edition For The UK

Audi has introduced the A6 Black Edition in both sedan and Avant wagon models in the UK. The successful rollout of the Black Edition series for other models, including the previous-generation A6 family, has persuaded the company to make the dark-themed package available for all engine options as the top-spec trim option.

Listed from £44,635, or $82,005.19, the A6 Black Edition adds to the S line equipment list by including 20-inch wheels finished in matte titanium, black accents for the grille, front air intakes, door mirror housings and rear diffuser, privacy glass, and black roof rails for the A6 Avant. The S line currently features a sports body kit, lowered sports suspension, and Matrix LED headlights.

The interior includes leather and Alcantara sports seats, a perforated leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, the dual-screen MMI touch response infotainment and control system on the center stack, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Audi connect online services.

Drivers can also add options like MMI Navigation Plus with Google Earth mapping with a larger 10.1-inch upper display, the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital driver's instruments, Qi wireless phone charger, 1920W Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, and an array of driver assist systems not currently available on UK models like adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, and traffic sign recognition.

The A6 Black Edition, which is available with all powertrains, can be equipped with 204PS (150kW) 40 TDI, 245PS (180kW) 45 TFSI, 286PS (210kW) 50 TDI and 340PS (250kW) 55 TFSI petrol, diesel and mild hybrid engines.

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According to CarBuyer.co.uk, the A6 Black Edition benefits from the extensive use of lightweight materials like aluminum, which have improved the A6’s driving experience, making it feel more responsive than before. The publication also praises the use of high-quality materials and a high level of standard equipment.

Despite these pros, CarBuyer.co.uk believes the vehicle’s biggest rival, the BMW 5 Series, is still more enjoyable to drive. The publication also criticizes the exceedingly expensive options and the enormous 20-inch alloys, which add unnecessary ruggedness to the Audi’s ride, making it demanding over longer distances.

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