The Audi A6 Allroad has been spotted again around the Nurburgring in Germany this time, fittingly, in snow. Read everything you need to know about Audi’s go-anywhere posh estate.
2019 Audi A6 Allroad
raised suspension and quattro four-wheel drive
Price and release date
around £50,000; later this year
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2019 Audi A6 Allroad price and release date
The Audi A6 Allroad will cost from around £50,000 when it goes on sale in 2019. With that kind of price tag expect it to come loaded with equipment as standard (compared with the regular A6 Avant) and looks to be a good-value alternative to the likes of the £65,000 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain.
2019 Audi A6 Allroad specs
The Audi A6 Allroad will look like a standard A6 Avant that’s standing on stilts and wearing body armour. Its raised ride-height and plastic body cladding (you can sneak a peek of it on the front wheel arch) makes it look tougher, but it also has a practical purpose – it should be harder to scrape the underside of the car on rocks, and it will protec the paintwork from scratches caused by thorny bushes when squeezing down tight tracks. Audi usually also gives the Allroad a posher chrome grille, more butch front and rear bumpers, roof bars (as seen here) that make it easy to fit a bike rack and twin exhaust pipes.
While the A6 Allroad is all about promoting your ‘lifestyle’ aspirations, it’s not all mouth and no trousers. You get comfy adjustable air-suspension that can hunker down on the motorway for added high-speed stability or raise the car a few centimetres off the ground for tackling major ruts. Quattro four-wheel drive will also come as standard to help the car deal with muddy and – as these pictures helpfully demonstrate – snow-covered roads, but will also provide useful extra grip to make the Allroad a composed tow car.
For that kind of job, it’s good to have plenty of power in reserve and you can expect the Allroad to come with a 50TDI 286hp 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine that has an abundance of low-down urge. With the controversy surrounding Diesel Gate, you’ll also likely be able to have your A6 Allroad with Audi’s 45 TFSI 245hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
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