Arriving alongside the the larger A6 variant, the A4 Allroad joins the existing A4 sedan and Avant wagon models, giving buyers a new high-riding option in the range.
Priced at $69,900 (plus on-roads), the A4 Allroad is driven exclusively by the same 2.0 litre turbodiesel and seven-speed automatic transmission found in the regular A4.
The A4 Allroad's local debut comes nearly four years after its European launch, but with only a manual transmission available, Audi's local arm had opted to hold off until an auto option became available.
Audi will initially offer only 150 A4 Allroad cars in Australia - likely to see how the new variant will fare alongside the dedicated Q5 SUV.
Powering the A4 Allroad is a 130kW and 380Nm 2.0 litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Combined with Audi's 40:60 rear-biased quattro all-wheel-drive system, the A4 Allroad lists fuel consumption figures at 6.0 l/100km. The 0-100km/h time is listed at 8.1 seconds.
The A4 Allroad sits on 37mm taller suspension (180mm total), and gets a wider track - stretched by 19mm at the front and 23mm at the rear.
An off-road system is also featured, automatically adjusting stability control depending on road conditions and surface type.
Braking is managed by 314mm discs up front and 300mm discs at the rear. Suspension is multi-link at both ends, and steering is electromechanical.
On the styling front, the A4 Allroad adds unpainted wheel flares, lower bumper sections and skirting, along with 17-inch alloy wheels. There's also xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights.
Inside, there's steering-mounted paddle shifters, a seven-inch touch display, satellite navigation, rear-view parking camera, 10-speaker audio with Bluetooth connectivity, tyre pressure monitor.
Rear storage is listed at 490 litres with rear seats in place, growing to 1430 litres when laid flat. With the seats down, rear dimensions are 1780mm in length and 1000mm between the wheel arches.
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