Audi has launched the third generation
of the A6 allroad quattro, improving performance and reducing fuel
consumption by up to 20 percent, according to the carmaker.
A few millimeters larger than the Avant, lightweight construction and aluminium components make up about 20 percent of the body. The allroad version is some six centimeters higher than the A6 Avant.
From the exterior it is set apart by trim strips on the side sills, the more widely flared fenders and the single-frame grille with vertical slats. Stainless steel covers protect the underbody at the front and rear of the car, and the exhaust system ends in two large, flattened tailpipes. The roof rails are mounted on double bars.
The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system is paired with torque vectoring. During dynamic driving this system brakes the wheels on the inside of the curve, which are under a reduced load, before they can slip. An optional sport differential distributes the power in continuously variable proportions between the rear wheels.
In Germany the 3.0 TDI with an output of 150 kW/204 is selling for a list price of 54,600 euros ($71,662).
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