The launch of a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series can mean only one thing – the Audi A6 saloon and A7 Sportback are overdue a refresh. Both get revised looks, new wheels and paint finishes, and a boosted list of standard equipment.
Both the A6 and A7 are available in Sport, S line and Black Edition trim levels, all of which now come with more kit. The standard equipment list includes powerful Matrix LED headlights, scrolling indicators, electric seats with memory on the driver's side, wireless phone charging, traffic sign recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus access to the Audi App Store.
Audi has also updated the paint finishes across both model ranges – in all, there are 12 to choose from with new shades including Arcona White, Madeira Brown Metallic, Grenadine Red Metallic and Ascari Blue Metallic.
While the standard car is offered with three trim levels, S6 and S7 TDI models make do with two – Black Edition and top-of-the-range Vorsprung, the latter adding kit such as 21-inch wheels, rear-wheel steering and air suspension.
All versions of the A6 can also be kitted out with the Technology Pack and Technology Pack Pro. The £2,995 Technology Pack (fitted as standard to the S6 and S7) adds niceties like a Bang & Olufsen stereo, multi-coloured ambient interior lighting, 360-degree parking camera, self-park and a head-up display.
The Technology Pack Pro, meanwhile, is a £5995 option on standard versions of the A6/A7 and costs an extra £2,995 on S models. On top of the Technology Pack's additional kit, Pro adds four-zone climate control, a panoramic glass roof, heated rear seats with a USB-C connection, keyless entry and remote parking.
The updated A6 range will be available to order from 20 June priced from £43,965 for the saloon and £46,115 for the Avant estate. The new A7 starts from £56,385.