Combine high driving comfort with off-road qualities and you've got the basis of the all-new Audi A4 allroad quattro, a car that can keep on driving where the paved road ends.
Defined by its individual look, the Audi A4 allroad quattro has powerfully flared wheel arches and a rear bumper that attracts attention finished in matt structure grey or in the body colour. The robust underbody guard and rear diffuser are finished in selenite silver while the distinctively sporty front end with jagged headlights, unique bumper and model-specific air intakes emphasises its extroverted character. "allroad" badges decorate the front fenders and the tailgate and higher roof rails finish off the typical allroad look.
Boasting improved performance with better efficiency, the TFSI and five TDI engines produce between 150hp and 272hp, 27hp more than the previous model. At the same time, CO2 emissions have been reduced by up to 21g/km. quattro all-wheel drive comes as standard with the choice of a manual six-speed gearbox, the new seven-speed S tronic or the redesigned eight-speed tiptronic to choose from. An additional 34mm of ground clearance is achieved through an increase in ride height of 23mm and the larger diameter of the wheels compared with the Audi A4 Avant.
A suspension with damper control is offered as an alternative to the standard suspension giving the driver the ability to choose its default setting at the push of a button in Audi drive select. The A4 allroad quattro features a new version of Audi drive select with a greater range of functions. As well as the familiar comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual modes (in combination with navigation system), offroad mode is available for when you leave the road behind. The suspension has also been refreshed, with the front axle featuring a redesigned five-link suspension while a five-link construction replaces the trapezoidal five-link rear suspension. Using an intelligent mix of materials, Audi have managed to reduce the weight of the axle components by 12kg. The new Audi A4 allroad quattro comes with 17" alloy wheels in a multi-spoke design as standard, with optional variants in sizes from 17" to 19".
Inside you'll discover a generous 505 litres of storage space, which can be increased to 1,510 litres by folding the rear seats. The power luggage compartment cover and electric drive for the tailgate are featured as standard with the option to add sensor control or a pivoting trailer hitch that extends electronically at the push of a button.
The high quality and spacious interior houses numerous high-end infotainment options with Audi virtual cockpit and the new MMI operating concept being the main focus. The wide range of Audi connect services, along with the Audi smartphone interface and Audi phone box with inductive charger offer the latest generation in online infotainment and smartphone connectivity while 3D sound is introduced with the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 19 speakers.
All the driver assistance and safety systems you find in the A4 series are in the new A4 allroad quattro including predictive efficiency assistant, exit warning and the adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist.
The second generation of the Audi A4 allroad is due to arrive later this year. Contact Lookers Audi for more information.