Audi, in the UK, has been selling Black Editions of its range and the latest car to get the sporty treatment is the all-new A6. The executive sedan in the new top tier specification can be had in both petrol and diesel form, with on-road prices starting from £44,635 (Rs 40.26 lakhs).
Building on the foundations of the performance-focused S line specification, the Black Editions upgrade from a 19-inch wheel to a gloss turned 20-inch V-spoke design in matt titanium. They also feature a black finish for the radiator grille surround, front air intakes, door mirror housings and rear diffuser, plus the roof rails in Avant models.
All the mild hybrid powertrains in the range can be combined with the new specification, from the 204bhp and 245bhp four-cylinder engines powering the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI through to the 286bhp and 340bhp six cylinder options in the 50 TDI and 55 TFSI.
The dark undertones complement the S line equipment list which enhances the look with exclusive front and rear styling applications, lowers it onto tauter sport suspension and adds even more technical appeal through an upgrade from the standard LED headlights to Matrix LED units capable of diverting their beams around leading or oncoming traffic. This latest generation of the A6 is expected to arrive in the Indian market later this year, complete with new underpinnings and plenty of tech. When launched, it will compete with the likes of Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series and the Volvo S90.