The devil really is in the detail for Audi A6 Saloon and Avant and A7 Sportback models, as a new black edition specification lends the acclaimed executive ranges a distinctly darker air.
The three black edition models combine their more emphatic styling with the most extensive equipment list in each range.
Black edition distinguishing features start from rotor-design alloy wheels, with a dark titanium finish.
These stunning wheels amply fill their arches in the A6, helped by lowered sports suspension which is a standard feature of the S-line models on which the new specification is based, and in the A7 Sportback by further lowered S-line sports suspension.
The darker side of all three models is also expressed externally by a black finish for the grille, the number plate surrounds and the window frame strips.
Fittingly, the A6 Avant black edition is also equipped with black roof rails.
Inside, the scene is set by distinctive piano black inlays which complement the sports seats upholstered in black valcona leather and the black headlining. In A6 Avant models, the already comprehensive S-line equipment list is also expanded by a bose surround sound system, DAB digital radio and the Audi music interface (AMI) for iPod connection.
The A7 Sportback black edition gains the bose upgrade, and already features DAB radio and AMI as standard from SE specification and above.
In the A6 models, the foundation S-line specification also brings features such as exclusive S-line exterior and interior styling enhancements, satellite navigation, light and rain sensors, xenon all-weather headlights and LED rear lights, the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, the Audi parking system plus and keyless go.
On top of these, the A7 Sportback also includes extras such as powered tailgate operation, electrically adjustable front seats and a powered retractable rear spoiler.