In keeping with the name, the Black Edition models receive unique styling cues including titanium finish rotor design alloys (20-inch on the A6 and 21-inch on the A7), as well as a black finish for the grille, number plate surround and window frame strips, tinted rear windows and black roof rails.
Inside, piano black inlays compliment the black leather sports seats, while the S line equipment list (on which the Black Editions are based) is expanded with a BOSE surround sound stereo, DAB digital radio and an iPod input as standard.
The Black Edition trim level is available in the A6 saloon and Avant with any engine bar the V8-powered S6, and also available in every A7 Sportback engine configuration bar the front-wheel-drive 3.0-litre TDI 204PS model and the S7.
Prices will start at £35,010 for the A6 saloon, £36,970 for the A6 Avant and from £50,575 for the A7 Sportback. Orders start this month for first deliveries in early 2013.