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Audi 2016-MY Lineup Enhances Standard Safety Tech

May 14, 2015

Photo of 2016 A7 courtesy of Audi.
Photo of 2016 A7 courtesy of Audi.

Audi is adding more safety and in-car connectivity technology as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year vehicles as well as adding new options on higher trim levels, the automaker announced.

Audi's 2016-MY vehicles will include technology packages that incorporate an enhanced head-up display as standard equipment on additional Audi models. The updated 2016 A6 and A7 models arrive first, and A3 now offer an available 4G LTE data connection.

For 2016, the A3 increases its standard offering to include a rearview camera and parking sensors, Alu-optic interior trim details, heated mirrors and washer nozzles. A suite of driver assistance features is now available on the Prestige trim with active lane assist, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.

The A4 receives several enhancements for 2016. The entry Premium model includes a standard three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, available Advanced Key and Audi Connect as part of the Navigation Plus package. A Bang & Olufsen sound system has also been added to the technology package on Premium Plus models.

The 2016 A6 gets a new 2.0 TFSI engine. The exterior design sees revisions at the front and rear. The available Driver Assistance package is further expanded with night vision including animal detection, adaptive cruise control with new distance-control function and secondary collision assist.

Updated infotainment systems help enhance the driver and passenger experience through higher levels of interior luxury and technological refinement. The onboard MMI system with NVIDIA quad core technology and the Audi Connect system now accesses the internet via a 4G LTE connection. This upgraded connectivity allows for faster Google Earth and Google Street View, real-time traffic updates and integrated Wi-Fi hotspot for passenger use.

For 2016, the A7 also receives styling updates and engine enhancements that bring more power and increased fuel efficiency. The 2016 A7 models offer technology enhancements and available driver assistance features, including night vision with animal detection, adaptive cruise control with a new distance-control function, and secondary collision assist.

New infotainment systems provide even higher levels of interior luxury and refinement and are supported through the onboard MMI system with NVIDIA quad core technology and the Audi connect system. This system now accesses the internet via a 4G LTE connection with updated service that allows faster Google Earth and Google Street View loading as well as an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers.

For the 2016 model year, the Audi A8 continues to offer adaptive cruise control with distance control, active lane assist, night vision assistant with animal detection, secondary collision assist, and a head-up display for easier viewing of vehicle speed, navigation and adaptive cruise control functions.

For the A8, dynamic steering is available as part of the Dynamic package along with the quattro sport differential that helps provide enhanced agility and variable-ratio steering for increased responsiveness.

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