The new-generation 2020 Audi A6 Allroad quattro has been revealed ahead of a local arrival in the first half of next year.
Dimensionally, the A6 Allroad is 4.95 metres long, 1.9 metres wide and 1.5 metres high with a wheelbase of 2.93 metres. With all the seats in place, there’s a luggage capacity of 565 litres increasing to 1680 litres with the rear seats folded down.
Being all about versatility, the A6 Allroad has a standard ride height of 139mm, however, the adaptive air suspension allows this to be raised by 45mm for moderate off-roading at speeds below 35km/h, or 30mm at speeds up to 80km/h.
On the blacktop, at speeds above 120km/h, the suspension will automatically lower the standard ride height by 15mm.
In addition to the specially adapted suspension, the A6 Allroad quattro offers standard hill descent control and tilt angle assist for off-road driving.
Continuing the (ever so slight) rugged theme, the Allroad gets specific roof rails mounted on bars and the window slot trims, while the blade and the underbody protection sport an aluminium-look finish. The wheel arch trims are finished in contrasting scandium grey as standard or are optionally available in the body colour or in gloss black.
18-inch wheels as standard with 225/55 tyres, while 21-inch wheels, the largest optional wheels from the Audi Sport range, are also available.
On the inside, buyers can choose from three colours - black, pearl beige and okapi brown. Standard kit includes seats trimmed in a combination of black cloth and leather and the latest-generation MMI multimedia system comprising a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, an 8.6-inch display for the climate controls and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
At launch, the A6 Allroad will be offered in European markets with a choice of three 3.0-litre V6 TDI engines.
Opening the range is the 45 TDI which is tuned to produce 170kW and 500Nm, it’s enough to propel the car from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250km/h. Fuel consumption is listed at 5.8-5.9L/100km on the combined cycle.
The 50 TDI delivers 210kW and 620Nm of torque between 2250 and 3000rpm. This means a 0-100km/h sprint time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h, with fuel consumption of 5.8–5.9L/100km.
At the top of the range is the 55 TDI producing 257kW and 700Nm. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds and consumes 6.4–6.6L/100km
All three TDI engines are hooked up to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission that sends drive to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
Also standard is Audi's mild-hybrid technology (MHEV = Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle), which works on the basis of a new 48-volt main electrical system to reduce fuel consumption in real world driving conditions by up to 0.4 litres per 100 kilometres.
The system uses a belt alternator starter and can recover up to 8kW of power during braking and feeds the electricity into a separate lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10Ah. The car can also coast with the engine switched off, while start-stop mode kicks in from 22km/h.
The all-new Audi A6 Allroad quattro is expected to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2020. Further details on specific models, specification and pricing will be announced closer to launch.
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