With the Audi A4 having recently been launched in international markets, crossover fans will now have access to the new Allroad Quattro variant.
The Allroad is your usual A4 Avant with a raised ride height, roof racks and a plastic crossover side-skirting. The new Allroad also boasts a 90 kg reduction in mass compared with the previous model, with the 2,0-litre T FSI version weighing in at 1 580 kg. Audi was able to achieve this figure thanks to geometric lightweight construction and an intelligent mix of materials. Interior cabin space is unchanged from the standard Avant, with a 1 510-litre utility space.
The Allroad will be available with six different engines (one petrol and five diesel). The new 185 kW/370 N.m 2,0T FSI will be the only petrol engine available and is claimed to hit 100 km/h in just 6,1 seconds, tops out at 246 km/h and has a claimed fuel consumption of 6,4 L/100 km.
The 2,0-litre TDI engines will have power outputs of either 120 kW or 140 kW and 400 N.m of torque, and both variants have the same fuel-consumption figure of 4,9 L/100 km. The 140 kW motor will achieve a 0-100 km/h time of 7,8 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h. A low output 2,0-litre TDI which delivers 110 kW and 320 N.m of torque will eventually be offered as an option.
Two 3,0-litre TDI V6 engines are also options for the Allroad. The lower spec V6 delivers 160 kW and 400 N.m while the higher one delivers 200 kW and 600 N.m of torque. This higher output version will do 0-100 km/h in 5,5 seconds with a limited top speed of 250 km/h. Fuel consumption sits at 5,3 l/100 km.
Allroad variants will come standard with quattro. Transmissions vary from six-speed manuals, seven-speed S tronic or an eight-speed tiptronic.
Ride height on the Allroad has been increased by 23 mm . Damper control has been provided as an optional extra and will adjust accordingly to the selected driving mode. Off-road mode has been added to the list of selections in order to tackle those gravel routes.
Seventeen-inch wheels come standard on he Allroad but 19-inch alloys will be available as an option with a mobility kit.
Allroad models will have very generous standard equipment compared to the standard A4 and will reach German dealerships in the second quarter of this year. Sadly it will not be making its way to South Africa.