New Cars for 2016: Audi

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A6/S6: Output for this sedan’s gasoline engines goes up across the board. The 2.0-liter TFSI inline-four adds 32 horsepower for a total of 252; the 3.0-liter V-6 rises by 23 to 333 horsepower; and the 4.0-liter V-8 in the mighty S6 is up 30 ponies to 450. The exterior gets new front and rear fascias, LED head- and taillamps, and new trapezoidal tailpipes integrated into the lower bumper. An optional sport exhaust with black tips is available on S6 models. See S6 first drive ››

A7/RS7/S7: As with the A6, minor exterior revisions and LED illumination mark the 2016 edition. The A6’s powertrain upgrades also apply, while the 3.0-liter TDI V-6 and the RS7’s 560-hp V-8 stand pat. See S7 first drive ››

Q7 (shown above): New for 2017, the big SUV launches late this year with fresh sheetmetal and a tasteful and contemporary interior. Initial engine options will be a 272-hp 3.0-liter TDI and a 333-hp supercharged V-6, both mated to ZF’s eight-speed automatic. Diesel and gasoline V-8s, as well as a hybrid, may be in the cards. See first drive ››

R8: see first drive ››

TT/TT roadster/TTS: The third generation of Audi’s high-style, low-slung coupe/convertible arrives for 2016, adhering fairly closely to the original TT formula. A 2.0-liter four producing 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet shuttles output to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic, the only available transmission. Output from the 2.0-liter rises to 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet in the TTS coupe. See TT roadster first drive ››

Minor trim changes: Allroad, A3/A3 cabriolet/S3, A4/S4, A5/A5 cabriolet/S5/S5 cabriolet, A8/S8, Q3, Q5/SQ5

Dead: RS5, S3 cabriolet, TTS roadster

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