Audi SA is aiming to take the “Are we there yet?” out of long road trips - or the everyday school run - with a new rear-seat entertainment package, available to order for the A6, Q7 and A7 Sportback, that should keep the most demanding passengers happily involved from one comfort stop to the next.
Starting now, all Sixes and Sevens come with the wiring and connections for the Audi Mobile Entertainment system already in place, a feature that used to be a R9800 option. Then, all you have to do is slot in the screen module - R15 150 from your Audi dealer - which comes with connections for Bluetooth, SD card, USB and CD/DVD drives, and it's seamlessly integrated with the car's electronics and power systems.
Picture quality is excellent, says Audi, even in poor lighting conditions, and the system will keep playing when the car stops, even in cars with a built-in idle stop function. Best of all, you can also undock the screen module and use it outside the car.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
Another R1690 will get you an iPad adapter that installs directly on to the screen module holder without any visible wiring, and can be used to securely dock an Apple iPad either vertically or horizontally, without interfering with other frequencies such as radio, TV or navigation systems.
It can also access the internet access via the car's Bluetooth Online service, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot or directly through the iPad's phone connection.
The Audi A6 range now also includes the S line exterior sports package as standard, with a choice of 18 or 19” rims. The package includes sporty S-design front and rear bumpers, side ventilation grilles and rear diffuser insert, with the centre front spoiler lip and diffuser insert in platinum grey, as well as door-sill trims with the S line logo and S line badges on the front wings.
You can choose either five-double spoke 18” alloys, or 15-spoke star design 19” hoop, at no extra cost.
A similar styling package is available as standard - at no extra cost - on the Audi Q7, including S-design bumpers, a sporty rear diffuser insert, a high-gloss black grille, door-sill trims with the S line logo and S line badges on the front wings.
You can choose either the five-arm structure design 19” or the 10-spoke V design 20” rims, at no extra cost.
A6 2.0T FSI multitronic - R538 500
A6 2.0 TDI multitronic - R557 500
A6 3.0 TDI multitronic - R606 500
A6 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic - R752 000
A6 3.0T FSI quattro S tronic - R763 500
Q7 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic - R777 500
Q7 3.0T FSI quattro tiptronic - R818 000
Q7 4.2 TDI quattro tiptronic - R959 500
These include a five-year or 100 000km maintenance plan, which can be extended at extra cost to seven years or 200 000km.