Of course, it isn’t the first A4 Allroad, but the new generation adopts all the latest technology of the latest model, while adding an extra 34mm of ground clearance, chunky new alloy wheel designs, black plastic body cladding and wheel arch flares, and a unique bumper and grille treatment.
Globally a range of petrol and diesel engines will be offered, all linked to Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. A 185kW/320Nm 2.0 litre petrol, and two 2.0 litre diesels with either 120kW or 140kW and 400Nm outputs will be offered initially.
The range will grow to offer a 110kW/320Nm 2.0 litre diesel and a pair of 3.0 litre V6 diesels with outputs of 160kW/400Nm and 200kW/600Nm. Choice of six-speed manual, seven-speed DSG automatic, or eight-speed automatic will be offered depending on engine choice.
Thanks to a 23mm ride height and larger wheel and tyre packages, the A4 Allroad comes with 34mm of extra ground clearance. Adaptive dampers are offered for the first time and can be left to adjust themselves to the driving conditions, or can be driver controlled.
Inside, the A4 Allroad continues the horizontal design themes seen on the regular A4 range, including the continuous ventilation strip, and optional 30-shade LED ambient lighting.
Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster is also available as well as an 8.3-inch MMI touchscreen which adds a new haptic feedback operating concept to the traditional touchscreen arrangement.
Wireless Qi inductive charging for compatible devices is available, as is CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Audi Australia will offer the new A4 Allroad for sale from the third quarter of 2016, with engines and specifications to be confirmed closer to launch.
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