Refreshed 2016 Audi A6 and A7 Head to LA Show with More Powerful Engines

Audi‘s facelifted A6 and A7 models will have their North American premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

First seen at the Paris Motor Show in October, the A6 and A7 get tweaked designs along with new technologies and more powerful engines for the 2016 model year.

Both cars receive a massaged appearance with new LED headlamps and taillights, plus redesigned grille and bumpers, trapezoidal tailpipes, fresh interior colors, and improved versions of Audi’s MMI navigation and Head-Up Display systems.

For the 2016MY, the A6 will continue to offer the same range of engines, including the 2.0T, 3.0T, TDI clean diesel and the high-performance S6.

However, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four is new and now delivers 252hp (+32hp) and 273 lb-ft (+15 lb-ft) of torque with the FWD model paired to a revised 7sp dual clutch S tronic transmission and the quattro AWD to an 8-speed automatic Tiptronic.

The improved 3.0-liter V6 gasoline lump gains 23hp to deliver 333hp and 325 lb-ft, while the diesel-fueled 3.0-liter TDI remains unchanged producing 240hp and 428 lb-ft. Finally, the S6’s tweaked 4.0-liter TFSI V8 now returns 450hp, up 30hp from before, along with 406 lb-ft of torque.

The A7 gets the same powertrain upgrades and will be available with the 333hp 3.0-liter V6 and 240hp 3.0-liter TDI, along with the 450hp S7 and the unaffected 560hp RS7.

Finally, on both models, Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive has been upgraded with new software algorithms to “further improve responsiveness and provide even better agility,” according to the automaker.

Pricing for the 2016MY A6 and A7 is to be announced.

*Note: European-specification A6 and A7 models shown below

Photo Gallery

Emission Impossible? Mazda Still Not Committing To A New Rotary Sports Car

The stricter regulations make it a tough job for Mazda to justify launching a new RX-8/RX-9.

We Can’t Wait For The Porsche 992 GT3 RS To Roar Out Of Weissach

Porsche’s all-new 911 GT3 RS should hit the market in 1-2 years with visual and technical updates .

Jeep CJ-7 Casually Crosses Alaska Road Destroyed By Huge Earthquake

While it looks easy, we wouldn’t recommend such actions, as the ground could give way and all would have ended in tears.

Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Trichromatic Is Very White And Blue

This special edition Dawn was commissioned with a dual-tone Arctic White and Matte Arctic White exterior.

Facelifted Hyundai Tucson Is Good, But Is It Mazda CX-5 Good?

The 2019 Tucson drives well, is nicely equipped and very practical, but is that enough?.

Second-Gen Nissan Juke Reportedly Set To Arrive Next Summer

Nissan might preview the 2020 Juke with a concept in the next few months.

VW ID R Electric Racer Could Challenge Nürburgring Overall Lap Record

The ID R could lap the Nordschleife in under 5:30, threatening the Porsche 911 Hybrid Evo’s time.

2019 Mercedes E350 Coupe And Cabriolet Arrive In UK With 300HP Hybrid Powertrain

The 300hp EQ Boost powertrain starts from £44,750 for the Coupe and £49,246 for the open-top E-Class.

New Peugeot 508 Is Stylish But Has Too Many Glaring Faults

The new 508 sports great design, but compared to the competition, it’s not as well-rounded as it should.

BMW’s E60 M5 Might Just Be The Greatest Sports Sedan Ever Made

Better make sure its been properly serviced, though, or else you risk having the engine blow up.