The popular Black Edition spec has been added to more Audi models including the new A3 and S3, TT Coupe, TT Roadster, S6 and S7.
Returning to the A3 and TT ranges, additional equipment highlights include black styling pack, privacy glass, piano black inlays and Audi, BOSE or Bang & Olufsen sound system upgrades depending on model.
Audi says an increasing number of UK customers are choosing Black Edition versions, prompting the additional model integration. The new variants join the first ever Black Edition version of the Q3 compact SUV.
The A3 Black Edition models start at £26,565 OTR, and £33,880 OTR for the S3 Black Edition. The A3 three-door, five-door Sportback and Saloon ranges Black Edition are placed a step up from the top S line trim. It brings special 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a matt titanium finish and darkened privacy glass extending from the B pillar rearwards, and a distinctive black finish for the Single Frame grille surround, air inlets, window cappings and door mirrors. Inside there is a 10-speaker Audi Sound System with 180 watts of music power.
The S3 three-door and Sportback Black Edition models combine the new colour-coding with 18-inch five-arm Turbine design wheels, while S3 Saloon Black Edition models upgrade to a 19-inch five-arm Wing design corresponding in size with the 19-inch wheel used by ‘standard’ S3 Saloon models. On the inside, all three variants also benefit from a Bang & Olufsen audio system in place of the Audi Sound System normally included as part of the S3 specification.
The TT and TTS Coupe and Roadster Black Edition models (from £31,735 OTR) run on 19-inch five-spoke Blade design alloy wheels and also have the Bang & Olufsen audio as part of the package, as well as an additional powered wind deflector for the Roadster.
The Q3 range (from £34,550 OTR) adopts the Black Edition specification for the first and replaces the S line plus model. It builds on that version’s 'already extensive specification', not only with its black styling package and 19-inch 10-Y-spoke design alloy wheels with their black diamond cut finish, but also with standard metallic paint, privacy glass and a BOSE sound system upgrade.
The S6 Saloon and Avant and S7 Sportback Black Edition models (£59,440 OTR and £66,780 OTR) also derive their stance from similar styling revisions. S6 and S6 Avant Black Edition models combine these with 20-inch five twin spoke alloy wheels, while S7 Sportback Black Edition models move up to a 21-inch five-arm Rotor design. Inside, in addition to piano black inlays, both models gain a BOSE sound system and a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel.
The Black Edition Audi models are available from this month.