After Volkswagen and Audi redesigned a large number of cars within their fleet, it was met with mixed reactions. Some loved the change; others were turned off by the new look – myself included – citing the excess of chrome found on the new offerings from the German carmaker. Well, VW/Audi has looked into a not-so-chromy version of at least one of their cars. At the Chicago Auto Show, Audi USA unveiled the new Titanium Package for the 2006 Audi A4 sedan and Avant models.
The theme for this option group clearly was dreamed up with “stealth” in mind. Instead of the flashy chrome found in the front grilles of most VWs and Audis these days, the Titanium Package will replace it with a polished black front grille frame. Similar changes are made to the exterior window trim, and for the Avant, the roof rails are now black as well. Walking around the car, you’ll also notice the massive 18-inch Titanium-colored wheels wrapped in high performance tires. The simple yet sophisticated 15-spoke look works here.
Look inside and find that the theme continues, with black interior headliner and piano black interior beltline trim. No word yet on how much more the Titanium Package will add to your bill, but expect it to be available to the North American market this April for all A4 2.0T and 3.2 FSI sedans, as well as Avant “S” models.