With exclusive styling and extensive equipment, Audi has added Black Edition models to its new A4 Saloon and Avant range.
Audi says the Black Edition specification was the choice of more than 50 per cent of customers ordering the previous A4 model, and is now available across the full A4 engine range, from the entry-level 1.4 TFSI with 150PS right up to the most powerful 272PS V6 TDI quattro.
It adds ‘stand-out’ appeal with 19-inch, five-arm rotor alloy wheels in a matt titanium finish (or the no-cost option of 18-inch 10 Y-spoke gloss black alloys), a titanium black styling pack which extends to the mirror housings, singleframe grille and window surrounds, side skirts, rear spoiler (fitted to the Saloon) and air intakes. Black roof rails also complement these accents in Avant models - and in both body styles privacy glass is added for the rear windows. Another less immediately obvious Black Edition benefit is the inclusion of acoustic front side window glass to further refine the A4 cabin environment.
On the inside, the Black Edition versions gain a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel and piano black inlays, as well as a number of detail enhancements that benefit the range from SE specification upwards, and add up to £550 worth of value compared with specifying the items individually.
All versions now feature Audi connect Safety & Service, which offers emergency call, online roadside assistance and Audi service request functions, all at the touch of a roof panel-mounted button. Sport models gain an upgraded multi-function steering wheel, a seven-inch full-colour Driver’s Information System replacing the original five-inch monochrome version, front seat heating and Twin Leather upholstery, while S line models swap their cloth and leather combination upholstery for a leather and Alcantara mix and also add seat heating.
Elsewhere in the Audi range, cruise control and rear parking sensors become part of the standard specification for every model, from the entry level A1 upwards, that isn’t already factory fitted with these items.
The new ‘Audi Beam’ also becomes standard equipment for S models from the S3 upwards and for all RS models. Audi Beam projects the four rings via LEDs onto the ground whenever the car is parked and the front doors are opened. On RS models, the projection changes to the Audi Sport logo.
Black Edition versions of both models are on sale now, with prices ranging from £32,350 OTR to £44,350 OTR.