Audi used the Geneva Motor Show to officially unveil their new A4 allroad which features the company's legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system, rugged styling, and increased ground clearance.
The new A4 allroad's exterior styling is heavily influenced by its bigger brother, the A6 allroad. Among the many all-terrain styling cues carried over to the smaller model are flared wheel arches, angular sills, stainless-steel underbody guards, and the company's trademark single-frame grille. Other exterior design features include chrome trim around the front fog lights, standard 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, and a roof rack.
Initial power options include two diesel engines and one petrol engine, all three feature forced induction and direct-injection. On the petrol side, motivation comes from Audi's 2.0-liter TFSI engine which is rated at 155 kW (211 bhp) and 350 Nm of torque. Performance figures for the engine include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.9 seconds, a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph), and an average fuel consumption of 8.1L/100 km (29 mpg).
Diesel power comes from either a 2.0-liter TDI engine with 125 kW (170 bhp) and 350 Nm of torque or a 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine which cranks out 176 kW (240 bhp) and 500 Nm of torque. With the 2.0 TDI the A4 allroad runs from 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds, hits a top speed of 213 km/h (132 mph), and averages 6.4L/100km (36.8 mpg). The range topping 3.0 TDI takes 6.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h, tops out at 236 km/h (147 mph), and consumes an average of 7.1L/100km (33.1 mpg).
In order to become worthy of the allroad badge, Audi tweaked the standard A4 Avant by giving it a 20mm increase in track, added off-road detection technology which alters the car's stability program to allow for more wheel spin, and increased the standard car's ground clearance. The biggest thing the new A4 allroad is missing is the A6 allroad's adaptive air suspension which can be manually adjusted to increase ride height on demand.
Inside, the wagon features Audi's stellar A4 interior which mixes modern design with high quality materials. With all the seats up the wagon boasts 490 liters (17.3 cubic feet) of luggage room but that increases to 1,430 liters (50.5 cubic feet) when the rear seats are folded down. Optional equipment includes a two-piece panoramic glass roof, three-zone climate-control, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, adaptive cruise control and a MMI navigation system.
Look for the Audi A4 allroad to start arriving at dealerships this summer with a base price of €37,100.