Audi has been steadily releasing refreshed and redesigned versions of its core vehicles, and now it’s time for the A6 and A7 to get in on the fun. Ahead of their LA Auto Show unveiling, Audi has revealed the revised look and performance credentials of the facelifted sedans.
Both models start off with updated front and rear fascias. Their front ends feature updated LED headlights that better match the other updated cars in the lineup, a more angular Singleframe grille, and a sharper-designed bumper. Around back, the novelties include LED taillights with updated graphics and a set of trapezoidal tailpipes.
Inside the cabin, things remain pretty much unchanged. The only change of note is the addition of a new Arras red design, which is available on the S6 and S7, and includes carbon-fiber inserts with a red weave.
Under the hood, the A6 carries four engines: 2.0T, 3.0T, 3.0 TDI and a new 2.0 TFSI. The 2.0T engine carries over with 220 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque, and mates to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. The 3.0T engine receives an extra 23 horsepower, pushing it to 333 ponies and it comes with the Tiptronic transmission. The 3.0 TDI engine carries over unchanged with 240 horses and 428 pound-feet of twist, and it mates to the eight-speed Tiptronic trans. Lastly, the new 2.0 TFSI engine puts down 252 horses and 273 pound-feet and uses a seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic engine to deliver power to the front wheels.
The 2016 A7 makes use of only the 3.0T and 3.0TDI engines, and they carry the same output numbers as the ones found in the A6.
Moving into the high-performance S6 and S7 adds in a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 with 450 horses and 406 pound-feet of torque. This output accounts for a 30-horsepower bump over the 2015 models.
The S7 lineup has one additional high-performance variant, and that’s the RS 7. This version features a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 with the same 560 horses and 516 pound-feet of twist as the 2015 model. This powerful engine mates to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission.
There’s no word on when these revised model will hit dealers or what they will cost. We’ll likely learn more as we approach the 2016 model year.