Facelift

Audi is Bringing the Facelifted A6 and A7 to the L.A. Auto Show, Both With Extra Power

With improvements to the faster versions being made as well.

Volkswagen Auto Group has some frustrating habits when it comes to its treatment of the North American market. There are always a few models, usually some of the really great ones, which stay as Europe-only vehicles and never make it across the pond. But its decision to bring the 2016 models of the A6 and A7 to the L.A. Auto Show does at least mean Audi won't be keeping us waiting on the facelift.

Some of this facelift, which will still be hitting Europe first, is aesthetic. But this amounts primarily to a few tweaks here and there. The real story is about the engines, several of which are getting more powerful. The base engine, a 2.0-liter TFSI mill is up 32 horsepower to 252 hp, and 15 more pounds feet of torque for a total 273 lb-ft. The 3.0T is up from 310 to 333 hp, and the S6/7 gets 30 more horses to make 450 hp. Power output for the diesel mill remains unchanged, but not many people buy diesels for horsepower. Power in the RS7 remains the same at 560 hp, while the RS6 remains a Europe-only model.

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