Audi’s versatile off-road crossover/wagon is back to make a statement

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad has arrived, and with it, the hopes and dreams of those who have been waiting to sit inside this high-riding crossover are now within reach. The new A6 Allroad is part of the fifth-generation Audi A6 (C8) that Audi launched in 2018. That distinction earns the A6 Allroad its own laundry list of updates, not the least of which includes a new look, new features, and new tech options. Then there’s the hope of a U.S. return, something the A6 Allroad hasn’t had the opportunity to do in a long time. Audi hasn’t made a final decision yet, but there are discussions on whether the A6 Allroad has the chops to return and thrive in America. More details on that end should arrive closer to the model’s actual market launch sometime next month. The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is here. Here’s to hoping we see more of it in the future beyond these press photos.

Exterior

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-* New Singleframe grille

  • Taller than the A6 Avant
  • Eleven color options, including OG color Gavial Green
  • A6 Allroad-exclusive roof rails
  • Higher ride height and ground clearance

There are a number of things you need to pay attention to when it comes to the Audi A6 Allroad is its size. It’s roughly the same size as the A6 Avant with a length of 4.95 meters (16 feet) and a width of 1.9 meters (6.2 feet). Both models also have the same wheelbase measurements, a by-product of sharing the same MLB platform that the entire A6 range uses. So why is that the A6 Allroad looks bigger? The answer, of course, is sitting right in front of us. The A6 Allroad is, effectively, a wagon on stilts. It stands 1.5 meters tall (4.9 feet) compared to the 1.46-meter (4.8 feet) A6 Avant. It’s an inch taller, sure, but there’s more to it than that. The A6 Allroad has a higher ride height and ground clearance than a wagon, but it’s not packaged as a full-blown crossover or SUV. It doesn’t fall under one specific category of vehicle, which is why it’s often described as the offspring of a wagon-crossover/SUV union. The A6 Allroad Quattro is in a class of its own, making it one of the most unique vehicles in Audi’s full model lineup.

The new A6 Allroad is a looker, though, I must say, the previous model carried a little more grace in its design. The new A6 Allroad looks rough in a grouchy kind of way. The headlamps are carried over from the previous model, but there is a noticeable difference in the front grille design that completely changes the profile of the front section. Whereas the old model featured a series of thin vertical struts lined up close to one another, the new grille has them further apart, not to mention that there are only six bars left. There are black horizontal panels inside the grille that makes the whole setup look cluttered, but the Lamborghini-like intakes on opposite ends of the fascia distract you away from that sight. The intakes are bigger, but they’re still largely closed off except for a thin slit that serves as the entrance for air to go in the engine compartment. The blade and underbody protection is less distinctive than the one in the last model. At least this one comes with a nice aluminum-look finish. Most of what you’ll read about the new 2019 Audi A6 Allroad will tell you about the dramatic improvements in its design. I don’t see it, at least not in the front section.

The A6 Allroad’s side section is a different story. From this angle, the A6 Allroad looks impressive. You can see how high the ground clearance is compared to the A6 Avant. That and the sloping roofline enhances the Allroad’s sporty character. There are also a few interesting design pieces worth noting, including the wheel arch trims that are finished in a contrasting Scandium Gray color. This is the default setup, but you can switch it up in Gloss Black or the model’s own body color if these options suit you better. Roof rails are also available on the A6 Allroad. It’s the only version of the A6 where this comes standard. At least Audi’s sticking the model’s identity and overall purpose.

Other than the taillamps, the interior doesn’t carry any significant changes. The big change is the composition of the taillamps, specifically the addition of what looks like individual LED pearls lined up in the bottom half of the taillight cluster. The same underbody cladding is present below the rear bumper and the rear diffuser. I can’t say if the new A6 Allroad’s rear section looks cleaner than the previous model. I suppose the important thing is that it doesn’t deviate from the aesthetics that Aud’s going for.

Overall, the 2019 Audi A6 Allroad looks like how it’s supposed to look. I’m not a fan of the front section, but I am a little warmer on the overall look of the model. If you’re looking for extra layers of discernment, Audi is offering a pair of optional packages, including an aluminum exterior package and a black styling package that offers exactly what their names imply: aluminum and black trim accents, respectively. Color choices abound, too, should you need more options in that department. The new A6 Allroad is available in 11 different colors, including Gavial Green, an exclusive finish to the model that harkens back to one of the colors Audi offered in the first A6 Allroad 20 years ago.

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The raised roofline and the steeply raked screen are practically lifted from the A6 Avant.

Move to other sections of the car, and you’ll notice more similarities with its sibling. The raised roofline and the steeply raked screen are practically lifted from the A6 Avant. Even the model’s taillights and trunk lid look like they were carried over to the A6 Allroad.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see these design elements pop up once all that camouflage is taken out of the car. Rest assured, the A6 Allroad looks like it’s ready to get down to business.

Interior

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  • Dual digital display
  • Audible and tactile feedback
  • 20 cubic feet of cargo room (seats up); 54 cubic feet of cargo room (rear seats flat)
  • Lots of leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber, aluminum, and wood trims
  • Three interior color choices: Black, Pearl Beige, and Okapi Brown

As expected, the 2019 Audi A6 Allroad’s interior comes with wholesale changes that adopt what other versions of the A6 have already received. The most prominent change is the dual digital display setup that has filtered across the entire A6 lineup. They’re hard to miss — they’re located on the center console — and, at least based on our experience with other Audis that carry the setup, complicated to use. The setup looks great; it gives the A6 Allroad cabin a premium feel and, more importantly, it removes a lot of the clutter in the center console. But the touchscreen nature of the displays means that they become tricky to use, especially if you’re the driver. It’s hard to tell if you’ve successfully navigated through the myriad of features these panels carry or if you’ve managed to push a button without looking at them. The technology does provide audible and tactile feedback, but anybody who’s ever had experience with any of these new AI personal assistants will attest that not all of your commands are followed, especially if it doesn’t understand what you’re saying.

This isn’t a full-blown criticism of the Audi A6 Allroad’s interior because other than the unexpected operational challenges created by these digital screens, the A6 Allroad’s cabin is top-class in every way. The lower end of the dashboard is a new design that was introduced in the new A6. It’s far from a traditional look, and, in precisely that way, it gives the interior a nice modern touch.

Likewise, Audi’s not short-changing you on the quality of the materials that are available on the A6 Allroad. The interior, specifically, is available in three colors: Black, Pearl Beige, and Okapi Brown. You can choose a specific color — I like Pearl Beige, but if it’s difficult to clean, give me Okapi Brown — and mix-and-match it with the available upholstery options that come in black cloth and partial leather. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can opt for some stylish options, including a beige and brown tone, as well as perforated Valcona leather grade. A Graphite Gray paint finish comes standard on the inlays, though you can also avail of a pair of wood trim options or one in aluminum. The available options are a good reminder of the A6 Allroad’s potential for personalization. Oh, and it doesn’t end with just the colors and trim.

Specific to the A6 Allroad is a seemingly endless options list that you can choose from to drown yourselves in the full Audi experience. If you can’t sport seats with upholstery wrapped in Alcantara and leather, Audi can make that happen. Aluminum inlays and pedals, as well as illuminated door sill trims with logo projection? You bet. Audi can add those, too. Contrast stitching and piping are also available and since we’re pretty much giving out the whole spiel, might as well include the decorative trims made of fine grain birch wood and the like. When it comes to options, Audi spared no expense on the 2019 A6 Allroad, providing you the option of spending of all yours on it.

Now, let’s talk about cargo space. The Audi A6 Allroad offers as much as 20 cubic feet of cargo space when all seats are in their full and upright positions. Fold the 40:20:40 split-folded rear seats and that space opens up to 59.3 cubic feet. Those are solid figures that compare favorably to rivals like the Volvo V90 Cross Country, which offers 19.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 54 cubic feet of space when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded. The Subaru Outback, on the other hand, trumps both models handily with it 35.5-cubic feet of cargo space with the seats upright and a cavernous 73.3 cubic feet of space with the seats folded. Of course, Audi’s not just thrown out the A6 Allroad’s cargo storage area with mixing in a few standard goodies into the pot. A rail system, tensioning strap, a net, and a pair of bag hooks all come standard in this model. The tailgate is also electric while the luggage compartment can also open by itself. You can even add a few options in this department, including a load-securing kit with a telescopic bar and strap that allows the luggage compartment to be divided up into individual sections.

Say what you will about the 2019 Audi A6 Allroad’s perceived shortcomings, of which there aren’t many. It’s hard to deny that Audi did its homework in developing this model, especially when it comes to the interior.

Drivetrain

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  • 3.0-liter V-6 TDI engine
  • 228 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque (entry-level)
  • 282 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque (mid-tier)
  • 349 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque (range-topper)
  • Mild-hybrid system
  • Eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • Quattro all-wheel-drive system
  • Standard-issue adaptive air suspension system

The Audi A6 Allroad is powered by a 3.0-liter TDI V-6 engine. That’s it. There’s just one engine. Fortunately, the TDI comes in three different states of tune, providing enough choices for those who are interested in buying the model. The base version produces 228 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The mid-tier Quattro 50 TDI, on the other hand, produces 282 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of twist. Then there’s the range-topping Quattro 55 TDI, which packs a stout 349 horsepower and an incredible 516 pound-feet of torque. The latter is right around the amount of torque you’d expect from supercars, not a wagon with a raised ride height. It’s worth noting, too, that all versions of the A6 Allroad come with mild-hybrid technology. Impressive stuff from Audi.

All three versions of the Audi A6 Allroad are equipped with the same eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. All four wheels receive power from the V-6 engine via the transmission courtesy of Audi’s fabled quattro all-wheel-drive system. There are different performance times for each version, corresponding to the amount of output the V-6 engine produces. In the case of top-flight Quattro 55 TDI, it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. All versions come with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

As impressive as the numbers are, the A6 Allroad isn’t defined by its output. The numbers are pieces to an even bigger puzzle that also includes important chassis and suspension characteristics. This is where the A6 Allroad truly makes its bones. Not only does it sit 1.8 inches (45 mm) higher than the Audi A6 Avant, but that discrepancy contributes to the A6 Allroad’s 5.5-inch ground clearance. Now, these numbers may sound inconsequential to some, but to others, these numbers are the reason the A6 Allroad exists in the first place. The raised ground clearance helps the Allroad navigate rough and choppy roads in ways no other version of the A6 can do, including the Avant. Imagine, for a second, traveling in areas with protruding objects that can damage a car’s underbody. It’s a delicate predicament with other A6 models, but not with the A6 Allroad. The raised ground clearance helps it travel smoothly in places where other models would struggle. Then there’s the standard-issue adaptive air suspension system that Audi installed specifically for the A6 Allroad. As if a higher ride height isn’t enough, the adaptive air suspension can also lower the ride height during city driving, or, in extreme cases, raise it to create as much as 7.3 inches of ground clearance. That’s muscle flexing that only the Audi A6 Allroad can pull off.

In conjunction with it the A6 Allroad’s adjustable suspension capabilities, a host of tech features — ones you normally see on off-road vehicles — are also in place to drive home the A6 Allroad’s off-road chops. Hill descent control and tilt angle assist are more or less useless with any other version of the A6, but they’re absolutely critical with the A6 Allroad, especially in more difficult terrain. Likewise, speed control helps keep the vehicle’s speed below 20 mph in instances like downhill driving while independent four-wheel braking helps keep the high-riding wagon pointed in the right direction, particularly if you’re driving on slippery roads.

It’s hard to imagine a vehicle with these many capabilities, and yet, that’s exactly what the A6 Allroad is all about. It’s Audi’s chameleon, one that’s as capable of going to the supermarket as it is heading to the mountains.

Prices

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Pricing for the 2019 Audi A6 Allroad starts at €61,500. That converts to around to just under $70,000 based on current exchange rates. That’s actually a fair price considering that earlier versions of the A6 Allroad all cost around the same figure as the incoming model. Now, we’re talking about pricing strictly on how much it will go for in the European market. The U.S. market is a different conversation entirely. See, Audi hasn’t offered the A6 Allroad in the U.S. since the C5-generation of the A6 was in the market. That generation retired in 2004. Since then, the Audi A6 Allroad has undergone two different generational transformations not counting the current C8 generation from which the 2019 A6 Allroad is a part of.

So why am I not counting this new model? Well, it seems that Audi’s still undecided on whether to bring the new A6 Allroad to America. The operative word there is “undecided,” which basically means that there’s a chance, slim as it may be, that the A6 Allroad returns to the Land of the Free. I don’t want to get anybody’s hopes up, but count me in on the list of people who are excited to see the A6 Allroad in the U.S., that is if Audi decides to put some legs into the comeback.

Even if it doesn’t happen, we’re not completely left out in the cold. The Audi A4 Allroad is available in the U.S. at a starting price of $45,700. It’s not exactly the A6 Allroad, but it’ll do. For now, at least.

Competition

Volvo V90 Cross Country

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The Volvo V90 Cross Country is arguably the most direct competitor of the Audi A6 Allroad. Released in 2016, it didn’t waste time establishing its own identity as a more rugged version of the V90 wagon. Among its many enduring qualities is the new design language that has made Volvo into a household name. More important than that, though, is the powertrain options that are available to the V90 Cross Country. There are a lot of engine options to choose from — four in total — including the base model T5 that comes with 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder that produces 254 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Next up is the T6, which throws a supercharger into the mix to help raise output to 320 ponies and 295 pound-feet of torque. Diesel versions are also offered on the V90 Cross Country, though I don’t suspect any of them to find their way to the U.S. market anytime soon.

Read our full review on the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country.

Subaru Outback

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For the record, the Subaru Outback doesn’t belong in the same class as either the Volvo V90 Cross Country or the Audi A6 Allroad. But it’s here on this list because it’s a much cheaper alternative compared to its European counterparts, a fact you’ll see when you realize that the Subaru Outback actually tops at under $39,000 for the 3.6R Touring model. Its status shouldn’t be taken against it, either. The base unit of the Outback features a 3.6-liter flat-six engine while the bigger 3.6-liter flat-six helps push its power levels up a vicinity where it can legitimately compete against the likes of the A6 Allroad and the V90 Cross Country.

Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Outback.

Conclusion

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The Audi A6 Allroad has always struck as one of the most versatile models Audi has in its lineup. Judging by the early returns on the new 2019 model, it looks Audi has another winner in its hands. The 2019 Audi A6 Allroad probably won’t win the auto industry’s equivalent of a beauty pageant, but it really doesn’t need to. This model isn’t about its looks as much as it is about its purpose and all-around function. In those two categories, the 2019 A6 Allroad not only passes with flying cars, but it also stands head and shoulders above everybody else. This is quintessential Audi. It may not offer the prettiest of cars, but when it comes to everything else, it’s one of the best to do it. The 2019 Audi A6 Allroad is the latest example of that.

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Further reading

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Read our full review on the 2019 Audi A6.

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Read our full review on the 2019 Audi A6 Avant.

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20 years after its debut, the fourth generation of the Audi A6 allroad quattro is being launched. With the standard all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension and increased ground clearance, it is just as much at home on the road as it is off. The powerful V6 TDI engines offer ample pulling power for up to 2.5 tons of towing capacity. Thanks to its distinctive look and even more customized equipment options than the predecessor, the A6 allroad quattro appeals to customers that appreciate the combination of powerful design, extraordinary versatility and high comfort.
The Audi A6 allroad quattro: the big all-rounder from Audi

The A6 allroad quattro is now entering its fourth generation as it celebrates its 20th anniversary – Audi premiered this highly versatile variant of the Avant in 1999. It is at home both on and off the road and also offers ample pulling power. The standard all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension with variable ground clearance make for enhanced off-road capabilities – yet it is just as dynamic as it is comfortable on the road. The distinctive look and extensive equipment round out the multifaceted talents of the A6 allroad quattro.
“Town, country, river” – extensive suspension features for on-road and off-road

The A6 allroad quattro body is up to 45 millimeters (1.8 in) higher than the A6 Avant. The ground clearance at standard ride height is 139 mm (5.5 in), underscoring its off-road qualities. The A6 allroad quattro is equally powerful when used as a towing vehicle – it can tow up to 2.5 tons.

The adaptive air suspension with controlled damping comes standard in the Audi A6 allroad quattro and was tuned specifically for the A6 allroad quattro to boost its off-road capabilities. It adjusts the ride height depending on the road speed and mode set in the Audi drive select system. In auto and comfort modes, the A6 allroad quattro sets off at standard ride height with a ground clearance of 139 mm (5.5 in), whichcan be actively adjusted with a speed-dependent control strategy. If the highest ride height is selected and the speed is max. 35 km/h (21.7 mph), the body is raised 45 mm (1.8 in). The body is lowered automatically when this speed is exceeded. At highway speeds above 120 km/h (74.6 mph), the ride height is lowered by 15 millimeters (0.6 in). If the A6 allroad quattro sets off in offroad mode, which covers speeds up to 80 km/h (49.7 mph), the body is 30 millimeters (1.2 in) higher than the standard ride height. Traveling at very slow speeds below 35 km/h (21.7 mph), lift mode adds another 15 millimeters (0.6 in), raising the ground clearance 45 millimeters (1.8 in) above the normal position.

In addition to the specially adapted suspension, the A6 allroad quattro offers additional comfort features including standard hill descent control and tilt angle assist that allow it to take off-road terrain in its stride. When negotiating light terrain, the driver can call up a display on the MMI monitor, which shows the current tilt angle in the longitudinal and transverse directions – where the vehicle is at risk of tipping over, a warning appears. On a steep slope the hill descent control limits the speed in the range of 2 to 30 km/h (1.2–18.6 mph) to a figure defined by the driver and brakes all four wheels selectively and individually as necessary. On loose surfaces the system provides an additional braking wedge in front of the wheel by using a special ABS brake function. In the Audi drive select offroad mode, all the relevant dynamic handling systems through to stabilization control are tailored to off-road conditions.
Distinctive character – striking design and model-specific look

The new A6 allroad quattro features an off-road look that is even more striking than on the predecessor model. This exterior and the individual, versatile interior solutions emphasize the new model’s strong character.

Special attachments on the body bring to life the robust charm of the new A6 allroad quattro. The wide, low Singleframe with its vertical aluminum struts dominates its front end. The blade and the underbody protection gleam with their aluminum-look finish. The allroad-specific roof rails mounted on bars and the window slot trims, the underbody protection as well as the diffuser trim and the band between the rear lights are finished in a choice of black or aluminum look. The wheel arch trims are finished in contrasting scandium gray as standard. They are available optionally in the body color or in gloss black. The contrasting sill trims on the sides come with allroad logos.

Two optional packages further hone the look: the aluminum exterior package and the black styling package with dark attachments and trim strips. The paint range for the new Audi A6 allroad quattro comprises eleven colors, including the new allroad-specific color gavial green, which takes its cue from the specific color of the first model in 1999.

The interior is available in three colors – black, pearl beige and okapi brown. The seats are upholstered as standard in black cloth and partial leather. Alternatively beige and brown tones as well as the stylish perforated Valcona leather grade are also available. Instead of the standard inlays in graphite gray fine paint finish, there are two wood variants and one in aluminum.

The allroad line makes the interior even more sophisticated. This option includes sport seats with upholstery made of an Alcantara/leather combination that combines two colors – petrol gray and black. Inlays and pedals made of aluminum, illuminated door sill trims with logo projection add further highlights. Optionally, the allroad line comes with many other interior decor variants – special color combinations, contrasting stitching and piping as well as decorative trims made of fine grain birch wood and the specific aluminum strip with subtle green color highlights, matching the exterior paint.
For discerning requirements – drive, suspension and equipment

The A6 allroad quattro targets a distinct customer group that appreciates the versatility of the allroad with its exclusive equipment lines and details, powerful six-cylinder engines and model-specific suspension tuning.

High torque for high pulling power – Audi offers the new A6 allroad quattro on European markets with a choice of three V6 TDI engines. All units generate their power from three liters of displacement and have been redesigned extensively compared with the predecessor model.

The 3.0 TDI is available in three output ratings. The first produces 170 kW (231 PS) and – from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm – 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque, sufficient for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0–62.1 mph) in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The WLTP values correlate to an NEDC fuel consumption for the A6 allroad quattro 45 TDI* of 5.9–5.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (39.9–40.6 US mpg) (156-152 grams CO2 per kilometer (251.1–244.6 g/mi))**. In the A6 allroad quattro 50 TDI*, the engine produces 210 kW (286 PS) and delivers 620 Nm (457.3 lb-ft) of torque between 2,250 and 3,000 rpm. The data: 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (155.3 mph) (regulated), fuel consumption of 5.9–5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (39.9–40.6 g/mi) (156–152 grams CO2 per kilometer (251.1–244.6 g/mi))**. The top-of-the-line engine in the new A6 allroad is the 3.0 TDI with 257 kW (349 hp) of power and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque between 2,500 and 3,100 rpm. It accelerates the A6 allroad quattro 55 TDI* from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.2 seconds and consumes 6.6–6.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (35.6–36.8 g/mi)**
(172–168 grams CO2 per kilometer (276.8–270.4 g/mi)**.

The three TDI units transfer their power with an eight-speed tiptronic. The wheel-selective torque control is the ideal complement to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system that is also fitted standard. When driving at speed, it brakes the two wheels with reduced load on the inside of a bend slightly before they can begin to spin. The drive torque is redirected to the wheels with better traction as a result. As an option, the sport differential distributes the power infinitely variably between the rear wheels – this active torque vectoring provides the ultimate boost in terms of dynamic handling and traction.

The three TDI units come standard with Audi’s mild hybrid technology (MHEV = Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle), which makes driving even more convenient and can reduce fuel consumption in real driving conditions by up to 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers. It works on the basis of a new 48-volt main electrical system.

The belt alternator starter as the central MHEV component recovers up to 8 kW of power during braking and feeds the electricity into a separate lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10 Ah. The new Audi A6 allroad quattro can coast with the engine switched off over wide speed ranges; start-stop mode kicks in right from 22 km/h (13.7 mph).

The suspension of the A6 allroad quattro combines sporty character with very high comfort and enhanced off-road capabilities. Apart from the adaptive air suspension with controlled damping it offers other highlights. The standard progressive steering becomes increasingly direct with increasing steering angle. Its control concept keeps away unpleasant jolts from the steering wheel, yet transfers transparent feedback from the road. The optional dynamic all-wheel steering combines agility and stability. At speeds up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph), the rear wheels turn as much as five degrees in the opposite direction to the front wheels, reducing the turning circle and making the steering response even more spontaneous. At higher speeds the front and rear wheels turn up to two degrees in the same direction, thus enhancing stability when traveling in a straight line or changing lanes.

Apart from the shock absorbers and bellows, the electronic chassis platform (ECP) also manages the dynamic all-wheel steering and the optional sport differential. In the Audi drive select system, the driver can adjust the operation of the controlled functions and components in six modes (dynamic, automatic, comfort, efficiency, allroad and lift). The Audi A6 allroad quattro is fitted as standard with 18-inch wheels with 225/55 size tires. The largest optional wheels – from the Audi Sport range – measure 21 inches in diameter.

As an alternative to the standard seats, which can be equipped with seat heating and ventilation, Audi also supplies sport seats. Top-of-the-line equipment comes in the shape of the electrically adjustable customized contour seats, which can be supplemented with a massage function. Optional equipment further boosts comfort: The air quality package adds subtle fragrances to the interior and includes an ionizer. The panoramic glass sunroof brings light and fresh air into the car. In the dark, the contour ambient lighting package floods the interior in a special look.

The new Audi A6 allroad quattro is 4.95 meters (16.2 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.2 ft) wide and 1.50 meters (4.9 ft) high. The wheelbase of 2.93 meters (9.6 ft) provides the basis for generous amounts of space including the extensive elbow room in the front and rear and spacious knee room in the rear. Like the A6 Avant, it offers a luggage capacity of between 565 liters (20.0 cu ft) and 1,680 liters (59.3 cu ft) with the rear seats folded down. The rear seats can be split-folded 40:20:40 as standard. Standard equipment also includes the electric tailgate and the automatically opening luggage compartment cover. A rail system, a tensioning strap, a net and two bag hooks also form part of the standard specification. The optional load-securing kit with telescopic bar and strap allows the luggage compartment to be divided up into individual sections. The trailer hitch features an electric release function. There is a sense of quiet on board – courtesy of the stiff body made from an aluminum hybrid construction and the sophisticated aeroacoustics.
Digital native – infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance

The A6 allroad quattro features the same extensive infotainment range found in its A6 and A7 sister models. The all-digital operating system comprising a top large screen – measuring 10.1 inches in the top-of-the-line version – is used to control the infotainment. On the 8.6-inch display below, the driver operates the climate control, the comfort functions and the text input. The natural-language voice control uses both onboard information as well as knowledge from the cloud to process all input. Optionally the new A6 allroad quattro also includes the Audi virtual cockpit – its 12.3-inch display is controlled with the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel. It is complemented by the likewise optional top-of-the-line infotainment control center – the MMI navigation plus including LTE module and Wi-Fi hotspot. The navigation learns based on previous journeys and can provide the driver with suitable suggestions when choosing a route. The route is calculated online on the servers of service provider HERE and also onboard. Audi also supplies a head-up display as an option.

The Audi connect online services are split into two packages – navigation & infotainment and emergency call & service. The myAudi app connects the user’s smartphone seamlessly with the MMI; the Audi connect key lets the driver unlock/lock the vehicle, and start the engine using an Android smartphone via near field communication (NFC). The optional Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, which incorporates 19 loudspeakers and a subwoofer, also delivers 3D sound to the rear. Up to seven drivers can store around 400 functions in up to seven individual profiles. The driver assist systems in the new Audi A6 allroad quattro provide even more comfort and safety. They are divided into two packages: The Tour assist package includes functions such as efficiency assist, adaptive cruise assist and emergency assist. The City package features the intersection assist and the exit warning. The central driver assistance controller (zFAS), which continuously calculates a model of the vehicle environment, provides the data source for all these systems.
Exclusive for the market introduction – the “20 years allroad” edition model

To coincide with the introduction of the new A6 allroad quattro, Audi is launching the “20 years allroad” edition model. Both its exterior and interior have been put together individually. Three paint colors are available: gavial green as well as glacier white and Soho brown. The black styling package has been extended with specific Audi rings and exterior mirror housings. Exclusive 19-inch wheels complete the striking look. Black sport seats with leather/Alcantara upholstery, aluminum inlays and illuminated door sill trims add prominent highlights in the interior.

The new Audi A6 allroad quattro is due to go on sale in Germany and other European markets in June. The list price of the entry-level TDI in Germany will be 61,500 euros.

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