This is the new, third generation Audi A6 allroad quattro that is expected to go on sale in February 2012, priced from £43,145.
The new Audi A6 allroad quattro is 4.94 metres long, 1.90 metres wide and 1.47 metres tall and 6 cm taller than the current A6 Avant.
And although the Audi A6 allroad quattro, is not designed as hard core off roader, the quattro system offers permanent four- wheel drive and the air suspension can raise the car through 35 mm at the push button (there is an extra 10mm for extreme use) - stainless steel guards protect the under body at the front and rear. There is also hill descent assist which is particularly helpful on icy and snow covered back roads by limiting the decent to a safe 6 – 12 mph under the control of the car.
Initially the Audi A6 allroad quattro will be able with three engines, all 3.0 litre units with stop/start technology – coupled to seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission
The sole petrol engine produces 310 PS / 440 Nm and is backed up with a super charger which will propel the A6 allroad quattro from 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds and then all the way up to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Audi quotes a combined fuel economy figure of 31.7mpg.
The two diesel engines are variants of the 3.0 TDI and produce either 204 PS/450Nm or 245 PS/580Nm. According to Audi the lower output version achieves a combined economy figure of 46.3mpg, corresponding to 159 g CO2/km.
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