Audi has taken the wraps off the third generation 2013 Audi A6 Allroad.
The A6 Allroad is based on the A6 Avant, the wagon version of the A6 that we don’t get here in the U.S. To give it more capability when the asphalt ends, the A6 Allroad rides 2.36 inches higher than the A6 Avant. The trim strips on the side sills, the more widely flared fenders and the single-frame grille with vertical slats also set it apart from the A6 Avant. Stainless steel covers protect the underbody and the wheel well edges, the bumpers and the sills are painted in a contrasting color.
The A6 Allroad will be available with a choice of four V6 engines – one TFSI gasoline engine and three TDI units. All are 3.0L engines with turbocharging and direct injection. The 3.0L TFSI packs 310-hp and 325 lb-ft., which accelerates the A6 Allroad from 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds. The three 3.0 TDI engines pack 204-hp, 245-hp and 313-hp. The most powerful TDI engine gets an eight-speed transmission, while the other engines get a seven-speed S tronic transmission. The standard quattro permanent four-wheel drive system is paired with torque vectoring. During dynamic driving the torque vectoring system brakes the wheels on the inside of the curve, which are under a reduced load, before they can slip.
The A6 Allroad goes on sale this spring in Germany, but don’t count on it coming here.