A stealthy new variant has joined the sedan and wagon line-up in the UK, bringing black exterior bits and enhanced equipment levels.
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Audi UK has launched the A6 Black Edition in both sedan and Avant wagon forms, serving as the new flagship specification.

Following the success of the 'Black Edition' series rolled out across several other model lines in the UK, including the previous-generation A6 family, Audi's British division decided to offer the dark-themed package across all engine options as the top-spec trim option.

Priced from £44,635 ($82,005.19), the A6 Black Edition builds on the S line equipment list by adding 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.

That's on top of the S line's sports bodykit, lowered sports suspension, and Matrix LED headlights.

Meanwhile, the interior gets 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 centre stack (8.8-inch top, 8.6-inch bottom), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Audi connect online services.

The spec list can be bolstered further with options like MMI Navigation Plus with Google Earth mapping (with 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 a range of driver assist systems that aren't standard on UK models like adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, and traffic sign recognition.

Being available with all powertrains means the A6 Black Edition can be had with 204PS (150kW) 40 TDI, 245PS (180kW) 45 TFSI, 286PS (210kW) 50 TDI and 340PS (250kW) 55 TFSI engines.

The A6 Black Edition range goes on sale in the UK this month.

Australia

CarAdvice has contacted Audi's local division regarding Australian availability of the A6 Black Edition, and is awaiting a response.

The Australian arm recently launched a series of Black Editions based on the Q5, SQ5 and SQ7, and before that has offered Black Edition versions of the S3 and A4.