The standard-specification equipment level closely reflects the premium nature of the new A6 allroad quattro. Aluminium door sill trims and inlays inside the car (in Vavona wood on the 4.2 FSI) speak volumes of the brand’s great attention to detail. The seats are upholstered in Taurus cloth, the rear seat has an asymmetrically split folding backrest. The range-topping 4.2 FSI model comes with electrically adjustable seats including a centre armrest, all upholstered in Milano leather.
Deluxe automatic air conditioning with separate temperature controls for driver and front passenger ensures high levels of comfort and convenience. The 4.2 FSI leaves the factory equipped with deluxe automatic air conditioning plus including a whole host of extra functions. The Multi Media Interface "MMI basic", comprising not only the 6.5-inch monochrome display, but also an integrated radio with CD player and speakers, boasts an operating logic whose intuitive design is still unsurpassed by the competition. Front fog lights, a light and rain sensor as well as a headlight washer system make up part of the standard specification too, with the 4.2 FSI adding the driver information system and an anti-theft alarm system for good measure.
The electromechanical parking brake serves both as a starting aid with automatic release of the brakes and as an emergency braking function. The latest-generation electronic stabilisation program incorporates a brake assist function plus a special "off-road" mode. The six-cylinder models ride on 17-inch light-alloy wheels with size 225/55 R 17 tyres and the 4.2 FSI comes complete with 18-inch wheels shod with size 245/45 R 18 tyres.
quattro permanent four-wheel drive, the adaptive air suspension system with its high maximum ground clearance, along with the speed-sensitive servotronic power steering, mean that the A6 allroad quattro can continue to display its expert capabilities far away from tarmac roads. Once there, the bodywork is protected by the add-on parts along the vehicle’s flanks and the stainless steel underride protectors at the front and rear.
Sporty and active customers will quickly come to appreciate the double load floor with dirt-resistant tray. The securing rails and adjustable fastening rings together with the aluminium roof rails round off the versatile character of the Audi A6 allroad quattro.
In Germany, the 3.2 FSI costs €50,600, while the 2.7 TDI is priced at €47,600 and the 3.0 TDI at €50,600, with both diesel models including a diesel particulate filter. When the new A6 allroad quattro first goes on sale, the two diesel models and the 3.2 FSI model will be available immediately, all with 6-speed tiptronic. These will be followed shortly afterwards by the 6-speed manual versions of the V6 petrol and 3.0 TDI models, together with the 4.2 FSI.
The selection of optional extras for the A6 allroad quattro also leaves nothing to be desired. A personal touch can be added to the exterior design by opting for the full paint finish, which adds body-coloured bumpers, flared wheel arches and door sill panelling in a matt finish. Further visual highlights include the aluminium trim for the window surrounds and the door strips as well as the aluminium-look roof rails. The optional full paint finish also includes the aluminium styling package, which can in addition be ordered as an optional extra.
A range of interior colours, leather and cloth upholsteries and inlays offer ample scope for transforming every A6 allroad quattro into an unmistakable, one-of-a-kind specimen. A lighting package can be added for discreet illumination of the centre console, the footwells and the door exit area.
The standard MMI basic system can be upgraded to either MMI basic plus or MMI. The system can also be expanded by the addition of extra individual components, including a TV tuner, a speech control system, a DVD navigation system and the camera-aided Audi parking system advanced.
For the ultimate in listening pleasure there is the BOSE surround sound system. The hands-free car phone is linked up to the MMI system by Bluetooth technology.
The optional sports seats for the front, which are also available in an electrically adjustable version, offer excellent support and comfort while the deluxe automatic air conditioning plus system (standard on 4.2 FSI) enhances the well-being of all passengers.
Enhanced visibility is available in the form of the adaptive light system including xenon plus technology. The dynamic cornering light is able to illuminate the way ahead on twisty stretches of road thanks to its pivoting headlights. The xenon plus package also includes daytime running lights and LED brake lights.
The "advanced key" system acts as an electronic access and authorisation system. An electronic pulse generator is incorporated into the key which communicates with the vehicle. The engine can either be started by pressing the starter switch on the centre console or in the conventional way by turning the key in the ignition.
Luggage and sports equipment also travels first class in the new Audi A6 allroad quattro. Numerous ingenious solutions are available to give the roomy luggage compartment even greater versatility– a telescopic bar, for instance, or a retaining strap, cycle rack or storage box. A load-through hatch including ski bag accommodates longer items and the electrically operated tailgate opens and closes at the touch of a button.
18-inch wheels and tyres are optionally available for the six-cylinder models and special 18-inch all-terrain tyres for all engine versions. Any customer wishes that are not already covered by the broad choice of optional extras can be addressed to quattro GmbH, whose "exclusive" programme offers virtually limitless scope for customisation.