2017 Audi A6 and A7 Competition Coming to the US with 340 HP, Diff and Body Kit

While the A4 and Q7 are the only significant changes to the Audi USA lineup, there are a few others being made to the A6 and A7.
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Namely, Audi will offer a new model that bridges the gap between the regular A6/7 and the S6/7. Quattro World has discovered new Competition models will be introduced soon.

The power is said to come from a 3.0 TFSI 6-cylinder producing 340 horsepower. Sadly, we can't tell you for sure if it's an updated supercharged engine as the one used by the S5 or a new turbo like the one developed for the 2017 S4.

A6 and A7 Competition models have been available in Europe since the middle of last year. However, those use the 3.0 BiTDI engine. It makes 326 hp, plus another 20 on overboost. The difference mirrors that in the SQ5 performance SUV, which also features different kinds of V6 engines depending on the side of the Atlantic you are on.

The A6 and A7 Competition will sit above the existing Prestige trim levels and may cost around $6,00 more. For the money, they will offer larger 20-inch 5-double-spoke wheels finished in matte Titanium and covered with 255/35 summer tires. A quattro rear limited slip differential will also be installed.

Inside, these sports 4-door vehicles will feature a 3-spoke flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, black cloth headliner, leather door armrests, S line sports seats with diamond stitching, and Valcona leather trim for the ventilated and massaging seats.

On the outside, the Competition kit will have everything from the S-line kit, including the bumpers, sills, lowered suspension, and grille. The brake calipers will be painted red, and the mirror caps gloss black. We suspect the exhaust will sound slightly better too.

We like what Audi is offering, but the marketing needs to be easier to understand. Just like we don't understand why some RS models are called performance and others plus, we don't get why there's an A8 Sport and an A7 Competition. What's it all supposed to mean?

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