A package for those that want an Audi that's just a little bit different than the rest of them on the street.
There’s recent trend of automakers packing black accessories onto their models for special editions like the Nissan Juke Black Pearl, Ram 1500 Night Package, and ATS Carbon Black, and Audi is now riding this wave by expanding the Black Edition trim package from just being on the Q3. Starting in November, customers in the United Kingdom can also order the dark addition on the A3, S3, TT Coupe and Roadster, S6 sedan and Avant, and S7.
The Black Edition gives all the models extra style by adding dark trim, and buyers enjoy a few luxurious amenities inside. For an on-the-road price of 26,565 pounds ($33,480) for the A3 range, the package adds shadowy accessories around the grille, air inlets, mirrors, and windows. Tinted glass gives occupants a little more privacy, and a set of 18-inch wheels with a matte titanium finish also complements the vehicle’s design. Once on the street, occupants benefit from a 10-speaker stereo.
The Black Edition S3 models start at 33,880 pounds ($42,707). They have similar aesthetic upgrades but feature 18-inch wheels on the three-door and Sportback or 19-inch wheel on the Sedan. Music fans should enjoy the Bang & Olufsen stereo.
The Black Edition TT model start at 31,735 pounds ($40,000) or 41,285 pounds ($52,030) for the TTS. They also have 19-inch wheels and Bang & Olufsen stereos. In addition, the roadster receives a power wind deflector for more comfortable top-down motoring.
Ordering the trim on the S6 for 59,440 pounds ($75,000) adds 20-inch wheels or 21-inchers on the S7 for 66,780 pounds ($84,160). Their cabins feature piano black interior trim and Bose stereos. Drivers also grip a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel.
These more aggressive looking trim packages come as Audi appears to put a bigger emphasis on sporty vehicles. A recent report suggests that there could be 15 RS models available by 2018, including additions like the latest RS4 and RS5. There's even a rumor the brand might create an Audi Sport moniker for even hotter performance models.