Audi bringing new nav display, optional Touch Pad to 2012 A6 and A7/S7

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The 2011 A8 is the harbinger of things to come from Audi's award winning interiors, and the release of an additional spy shot of the S7's insides proves that the new navigation screen found in the automaker's flagship is set to proliferate throughout the Audi line-up.

As you can see in the image above, the seven-inch display that rises from the dash is fitted to the recently spied S7, and will also be included on the standard A7 when it goes on sale next year. The MMI Touch Pad, which also debuted on the all-new A8 and allows user to draw letters and numbers to control the navigation, phone and other systems, is likely to be an option on the A7/S7, along with the new A6. And speaking of the A6...

Audi's mid-sizer has been around since 2004, with an updated model bowing two years later, so it stands to reason that an all-new A6 is coming soon. Judging by the automaker's product cycles, we're expecting the 2012 A6 to bow in Detroit or as early as the Paris Motor Show and go on sale sometime towards the middle of 2011.

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