While we’re just months away from the launch of the new Audi A4, our friends in Germany can now start placing orders for this – the new Audi A4 allroad quattro.
Typical of an allroad variant, this A4 has an additional 34mm ground clearance compared to the A4 Avant, and it gets quattro all-wheel drive as standard. It shares the same body as the A4 Avant, but the allroad badge comes with its own unique look; flared wheel wells, more rugged underbody protection and a silver coloured rear diffuser. Wheel sizes vary, but the smallest you get is a set of all-aluminium 17-inchers.
There are three engines on offer – a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI diesel and a 3.0-litre TDI V6. The petrol engine makes 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm, numbers that are good for a 6.1-second century sprint time. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine can be had in two different states of tune – 163 hp and 400 Nm or the more powerful 190 hp and 400 Nm. Audi will again offer a less powerful but more frugal and environmentally friendly 2.0-litre TDI option further down the road, one that makes 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque.
For the power hungry, a 3.0-litre diesel V6 is also up for grabs, and this too has two outputs; 218 hp and 400 Nm or 272 hp and 600 Nm of torque! The latter is the quickest of the lot, sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.5 seconds while consuming 5.3 litres of fuel per 100km.
Prices for the new Audi A4 allroad quattro (2.0-litre TDI, 163 hp) with the automatic gearbox starts from 44,750 euros in Germany, about RM205k based on current foreign exchange rates. Our sources from within Audi Malaysia wouldn’t confirm if the allroad variant will make it to our shores, but it’s safer to assume it won’t, although we’d love to have the option.