As with the smaller A4, the A6 Allroad rounds out a range that includes the regular A6 sedan and the A6 Avant wagon. Here, the Allroad adds the usual styling add-ons, jacked-up suspension and off-road driving system.
Again like the A4 Allroad, the A6 Allroad will be limited to 150 cars for Australia, priced from $117,900 (plus on-roads).
That's nearly $12,000 and $23,000 more than the old model and the current entry Q7 SUV variant, although Audi says the A6 Allroad packs around $20,000 more in standard features.
The A6 Allroad is available only with Audi's 3.0 litre tubodiesel V6, producing 180kW and 580Nm of torque.
Combined with a 40:60 rear-biased quattro all-wheel-drive system and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the A6 Allroad lists fuel consumption at 6.3 l/100km - a 16 percent improvement over the previous Allroad.
The 0-100km/h sprint is listed at 6.6 seconds, and braked towing is listed at a hefty 2500kg.
The A6 Allroad gets adaptive air suspension that can raise the car by 10mm, for a total of 175mm of ground clearance. The system will also lower the car by 15mm when above 80km/h.
There's also an electromechanical power steering system and aluminium multi-link suspension at both ends.
Standard features include 20-inch alloy wheels and a space-saver spare, steering-mounted paddle shifters, satellite navigation and a rear-view camera, xenon headlights and daytime running lights, and automatic headlights and wipers.
Optional extras include a panoramic sunroof, Audi Active lane and Side Assist with parking assist, adaptive cruise control with Pre-Sense Plus, and a 14-speaker Bose 600w audio package.
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