The A6's interior will also see some new light, by way of a higher-definition instrument cluster display. Audi has also upgraded the A6's MMI interface to the third-generation of the system, seen already on the 2009 Q5 crossover SUV. A healthy dose of aluminum trim should also brighten up the A6 cabin.
Audi's higher-performance A6 variant, the S6 sedan, gets the cosmetic changes from the A6 but remains mechanically unchanged. It is still powered by a 5.2-liter direct-injected V-10 making 435 hp. An S6 Avant is available only in Europe and is joined by the RS6 Avant and new-for-2009 RS6 sedan. The RS models are powered by a twin-turbo version of the S6's V-10 and, with 540 hp, are the most powerful road cars the company has ever produced.
The 2009 A6 and S6, the ones available here anyway, will go on sale in January of 2009. At that time we'll have a better idea of the new supercharged S4, which, if the new A6 is any indication, will probably have more LEDs than any Audi built to date.