All-New 2016 Audi A4 allroad to Debut Next Spring at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

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Audi has not quite emptied its bag of tricks for the A4. After showing the normal sedan and wagon this year in Frankfurt, the automaker plans to release the allroad version in about half a year at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
Poised to go on sale next April, the A4 allroad will arrive in dealerships at about the same time as the regular models, which haven’t yet entered production.

Considering how good the A6 allroad is to drive, we expect a lot from its newborn baby brother. The main thing we are curious about is the suspension system. The A6 can be equipped with a system that raises it to go off-rand and lowers it to improve highway efficiency, but the smaller model lacks this feature at the moment.

Even without that, the next A4 allroad will surely have adaptive shocks that predict oncoming bumps.

Another feature we’re looking forward to seeing is the quattro limited slip differential. It will be available only on the most powerful model in the range, namely the 3.0 TDI producing 272 PS.

Cosmetically speaking, the allroad will feature more rugged features than the regular Avant. Fender flares, underbody plates and tougher bumpers will protect it against rocks during your weekend adventures. But other than that and a couple of wheel choices, there’s very little that changes.

Under the bonnet, the same engines will be used with a couple small exceptions. We don’t expect to see the entry-level 1.4-liter TFSI engine because it has no torque for climbing hills.

The bulk of sales will be with the 2-liter TDI rated at up to 190 PS and the 3.0 TDI with 218 or 272 PS. Most models should come standard with quattro, but a basic unit with FWD might find its way into the range for the sake of fuel efficiency.

As for the luxury features, the A4 allroad will have those too, including a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system and twin tablets integrated into the rear seats. Of course, most will be optional, so you can either pay €40,000 for the base model €80,000 for a fully equipped one.
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