Published on April 4th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Publish Details of Latest A4 allroad quattro
Audi has released details of the second generation “allroad” version for the A4 – the A4 allroad quattro. The new car is defined by a unique look. Above all, the powerfully flared wheel arches and rear bumper attract attention. They are designed in either textured grey matt or in the exterior colour.
The sturdy underbody protection and rear diffuser are finished in selenite silver. The distinctive sporty front end with its jagged headlights, independent bumper and model-specific air inlets underscore its extroverted character. Vertical chrome louvers accentuate the sculpted Singleframe grille while the front fenders and tailgate sport “allroad” logos.
The torque-strong TFSI and TDI engines in the Audi A4 allroad quattro offer improved performance with better efficiency. The TFSI and five TDI engines produce between 150 hp and 272 hp, which is up to 27 hp more than in the previous model. At the same time, Audi has reduced CO2 emissions by up to 21 grams per kilometre.
In total there are five different variants:
- 2.0 TDI S tronic with 161 hp
- 2.0 TDI S tronic (188 hp)
- 2.0 TFSI with ultra technology S Tronic (248 hp)
- 3.0 TDSI S tronic (215 hp)
- 3.0 TDI tiptronic (268 hp)
Power transmission is handled by a manual six-speed gearbox, the new seven-speed S tronic or the further developed eight-speed tiptronic. quattro all-wheel drive is standard. The new quattro drive with ultra technology is making its debut in the Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TFSI. It implements a very efficient operating strategy.
Put simply, ultra technology is an all-wheel drive system optimized for efficiency are fulfilled by the interplay of a newly developed all-wheel drive components and an ingenious operating strategy. The all-wheel drive system’s intelligent control works predictively, always looking ahead with its comprehensive array of sensors and continually analysing data on vehicle dynamics, road condition and driver behaviour.
In standard operation at low loads, when there is no risk of wheel slip, the new quattro taps into all the advantages of front-wheel drive, but is always ready to engage all-wheel drive when it is needed.
Suspension and ride
Compared with the Audi A4 Avant, ride height has been increased by 23 millimetres and wheel diameter has been increased to provide an additional 34 millimetres of ground clearance. As an alternative to the standard suspension, for the first time Audi is offering the A4 allroad quattro with a suspension system that features damper control.
The new Audi A4 allroad quattro features a new version of Audi drive select with an expanded range of functions. In addition to the familiar modes comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual (only in combination with the navigation system), offroad mode is available for trips where the paved road ends.
An updated five-link suspension is used at the front axle of the new Audi A4 allroad quattro. In the back, a five-link construction replaces the trapezoidal-link suspension used in the previous model. Developers used an intelligent mix of materials to reduce the weight of the suspension components by a total of 12 kilograms.
The luggage compartment offers 505 litres of storage space. Total capacity with the rear seats folded down and cargo loaded to the roof lining is 1,510 litres. The power luggage compartment cover and the electric drive for the tailgate are standard. Audi offers sensor control as an option. Customers can also order a swivelling tow bar including trailer manoeuvre assist.
The interior has a spacious feeling, and the numerous high-end infotainment options are very sophisticated. The focal points are the optional Audi virtual cockpit and the new MMI operating concept. The broad and diverse range of Audi connect services, the Audi smartphone interface and the Audi phone box with inductive charger represent the latest generation of online infotainment and smartphone connectivity. With the Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Audi is the first manufacturer to introduce 3D sound with a total of 19 speakers into the mid-sized class.
All of the driver assistance and safety systems for the A4 model line are also available for the new A4 allroad quattro. Highlights are the predictive efficiency assistant, exit warning and the adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist. A new addition to the range is trailer manoeuvre assist. It uses the MMI controller to make it easier to manoeuvre a trailer.
The A4 allroad quattro will be made available at dealers in Europe starting from summer, with prices that start from 44,750 euros.