Audi allroad – It first introduced in 1999 as a flat jacked, quasi-SUV wagon version Audi A6 Avant, Audi Allroad nameplate Audi is back after an extended as a more macho version of the now discontinued Audi A4 Avant hiatus. Like the original, the last Audi Allroad offers a blend of luxury, rugged appearance and practical car, but lacks height adjustable suspension of the old model and low-range off-road ready. For the last model year, the Audi Allroad benefit of a handful of new standard features.
Outside, the Audi Allroad differs from the standard car with a unique eggcrate grille, a sporty front fascia and skid plates and stainless steel side skirts. Matte finished lower bumpers and wheel arches along with aluminum roof rails are also touches Audi Allroad specific. Despite the lack of off-road equipment, the Audi Allroad boasts a height of up to 1.5 inches higher than the Avant for total ground clearance of 7.5 inches.
The Audi Allroad has essentially the same cabin with stylish, modern and comfortable as other A4 models with the latest infotainment system Audi MMI. A notable feature is available Audi Connect, which provides Internet connectivity in the car and the industry’s first integration of Google Earth – complete with panoramic, high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, 3D views. Versatile style Audi Allroad wagon body makes a large 27 cubic feet of cargo space, which increased upto 50 cubic feet with rear seats folded.
Power comes from all parts of 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged VW Group, which makes 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque in this application. System hallmark of Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive is standard, and the only available transmission is an 8-speed automatic. from 0 to 60 mph is achieved in a claimed 6.5 seconds, while fuel economy is estimated at 20 mpg city and 27 mpg on the highway. While it’s not really athletic, capable handling, accurate and a step above most crossover buyers are likely to cross-shop.
Audi Allroad Features
The Audi Allroad can have in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. The Premium trim comes standard with leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof AM FM CD / ten sound system / speaker / SiriusXM, heated headlamp washers, LED turn-signals, fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a door opener HomeLink garage Audi music interface and driver information system. A power liftgate control, three-zone climate, rear privacy glass, xenon plus lighting and LED taillights are the new standard.
The Premium Plus model adds heated front seats, a memory function for the front seats, LED taillights, power liftgate, three-zone automatic climate control and electric folding door mirrors. Adjusting the upper specification Prestige brings a navigation system with the aforementioned Audi Connect, a 14-speaker, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with HD Radio technology, a rearview camera parking assist, Audi side assist, keyless start and a driver information system in color. Highlights of the option list include sport seats, adaptive cruise control and shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. Audi side assist, which monitors blind spots and keeping a lookout for vehicles approaching quickly, it’s a separate option on the Prestige models.
Audi Allroad Safety
All Audi Allroad models come standard with dual length curtain airbags front side, front and side, plus traction and stability control and a monitoring system for tire pressure. Rear side airbags are available as an option.
Audi Allroad Ccompetitors
Call it what it really is – a car with a SUV-like style and moderately high ground clearance – and allroad competes against conventional cars like the BMW 3-Series Wagon and Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Audi drink Kool-Aid and call it a crossover, and the Audi Allroad can be purchased crusade against the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Infiniti QX50 and the Cadillac SRX.