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Audi A4 allroad quattro Finally Revealed

After countless spy-photos of jacked-up A4s in both sedan and Avant-guise, Audi has finally lifted the veils off of the new A4 allroad quattro. What is essentially an A4 Avant on stilts and permanent all wheel-drive, the A4 allroad quattro thus becomes the A6 allroad quattro's little brother.

Design-wise, except the higher ground clearance, the new model can be recognized by the moon-gray single-frame radiator grille with vertical chrome looking strips, while the front bumper is more accentuated and it sports larger air inlets. Following Audi's new more in-your-face design theme and contrasting with the muddy roads to which it should most look at home, the new model also features chrome rings around the fog lights. Kind of like a sheep in wolf's clothing.

The wheel arches are now more flared and are also covered in mud-friendly plastic, while the stainless-steel underbody guards are available as standard both in the front and in the rear. The strange part about the 180 millimeters (9.1 inches) ground-clearance is the fact that according to Audi's own press release, the increased ride wight is only that high when the car is unloaded.

Future A4 allroad quattro customers will benefit from a line-up of three turbocharged direct-injection engines, two oil-burners and a gasoline one. The base engine is a 2.0 TDI with 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque available between 1.750 and 2.500 rpm. With a top speed of 213 km/h (132 mph) and a 8.9 seconds time from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph), the 6.4 liters of fuel it requires for every 100 km (US 36.8 mpg) make it as frugal as it can be.

The second engine choice is the 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine, which outputs 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque available between 1.500 and 4.200 rpm. This engine helps the A4 allroad quattro achieve 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds while the fuel consumption remains a mere 8.1 liters per 100 km (US 29 mpg), at least on paper.

The top engine is the 3.0 TDI with 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque available between 1.500 and 3.000 rpm. With the help of the highly-acclaimed S-tronic double-clutch transmission, this engine manages to propel the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.4 seconds, while topping out at 236 km/h (146.6 mph). The 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 km/h (US 33.1 mpg) it requires are also part of the bragging list for this new AWD crossover.

Equipped with 17-inch allow wheels, the blinged-out fog lights, a headlight washer system, roof rails, an automatic climate-control system and a CD-player, the new Audi A4 allroad quattro will be available at dealerships this summer at a basic price of 37,100 euros.

 
 
 
 
 

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