Audi Australia has updated its A4 Allroad wagon for 2015, bringing more power and improved fuel efficiency.
The Allroad retains the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine from last year, but power has increased to 140kW (up 10kW) while torque is boosted to 400Nm (up 20Nm).
Fuel consumption has also improved in the 2015 model, which now returns 5.6 l/100km, down a considerable 0.4 l/100km.
The Allroad's powertrain changes make it EU6 emissions compliant; this model being the first Audi in Australia to use the new engine.
Otherwise, it’s a familiar story for the A4 Allroad here, retaining its A4 Avant wagon bodystyle and quattro all-wheel-drive.
The Allroad, as the name suggests, gets raised suspension over the regular A4 wagon along with some underbody protection to prepare it for some light off-roading.
Audi’s electronic stability control (ESC) in the Allroad is equipped with an ‘off-road detection’ program, which adjusts stability and anti-lock brake settings to match loose road surfaces.
The 2.0 litre diesel unit remains the sole engine choice, matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic automatic.
Other features include 17-inch alloy wheels and Xenon headlights along with front and rear fog lights.
Inside, there’s a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with MMI satellite navigation, 20GB music storage, 10 speakers and voice commands, along with three-zone climate control and eight airbags.
Buyers can now opt for a new ‘Comfort Package’ priced at $3000.
This includes heated front seats, electric tailgate and 18-inch alloy wheels - which can be upgraded to a 19-inch design for a further $1000 (excluding luxury car tax).
“The A4 Allroad quattro is the perfect fit for those with an active lifestyle,” Audi Australia’s General Manager of Marketing, Kevin Goult, said.
“It excels in challenging conditions, including uneven, or low friction surfaces, dirt and gravel roads, plus it offers all the versatility of the A4 Avant body style."
The 2015 Audi A4 Allroad is on sale now as a stand-alone variant, priced from $70,500 plus on-road costs.
Those looking for a cheaper alternative might consider two other models from the Volkswagen stables sharing many of the Allroad’s key components - the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the new Skoda Octavia Scout.
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