Mike Stevens | Oct 12, 2012

Audi's new A4 Allroad will be joined in Australia this week by the larger A6 Allroad, revealed in Europe earlier this year.

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.


Mechanical Package

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.

Drive a new AUDI A6 from $79,900*

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