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    Why NA market A7s come with all black front grills?

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    Hey guys I am curious why the USA A7s are coming with chrome frame grill and all black horizontal lines instead of the all chrome horizontal strips I saw at the auto show and on Audi de website? I do not like the all black grill and chrome frames as its like part of a black optic package but there arent any black optic package.

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    Audi appears to have decided not to have chrome horizontal trims on any of the A7 grilles. It may have been the decision to have all main grilles have a European plate sized cutout in the middle of the grille. If they had fitted the chrome trims it would have left a gap for all worldwide models. In the US it would looked quite odd with a narrower plate like we have here.

    As for bumper grilles they went the same way with less chrome.

    All A7 non S-Line come with all satin black front bumper grilles.

    A7 S-Line standard come with a matte dark chrome bumper grille with a high gloss dark chrome trim.

    A7 S-Line standard come with a satin black bumper grille with a gloss black trim.

    Cheers,

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    Gotcha that makes total sense. Thanks for explanation!

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    but it doesn't explain why the new A6 comes with chrome grill instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexus300 View Post
    but it doesn't explain why the new A6 comes with chrome grill instead?
    If you look at the A6 grilles they have an intended area for the European plate as sort of a styling cue vs. an actual cutout like the A7 grille. Just different decisions by Audi for whatever reason.

    For US plates both the A6 and A7 grilles have little add-on clip-in brackets that have bolt holes in them. Then sadly for a secure plate you or the dealership is supposed to screw into the grille for the upper bolts.

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