Back in 1999, Audi introduced a lifted version of the Audi A6 Avant estate called the Audi Allroad Quattro, which seemed to be like a grown executive man’s Subaru Outback. Though because of poor marketing and several other speculative reasons, the Audi Allroad never met the expectations of Audi’s sales in North America so it wasn’t very successful, despite being not so terrible to drive.
Audi dropped the ill-fated (ill-fated at least in the US) model back in 2005 and continued with a successor in 2006 for the European markets only, where the Allroad turned out to be a decent hit. Not to mention, Audi introduced their Q7 and Q5 SUVs, which have been rather successful and would’ve rendered the Allroad pointless in this part of the world.
Now, Audi has just unveiled a new generation of the Audi Allroad, called the 2013 Audi A6 Allroad. Based on the C7 generation A6, the new 2013 Audi A6 Allroad continues with its original recipe.
Power can come from a variety of V6s: one TFSI gasoline engine and three TDI turbocharged oilburners. The gas engine is the same 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 that found its way to be the base engine in the A7 and the A6 here in North America, good for 310hp and 324 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to 60 in just 5.9 seconds.
The three diesels all of 3.0L displacement and are all twin-turbocharged. The first diesel produces 204hp and 332 lb-ft of twist, the next makes 245hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, and the last mill churns out 313hp and a whopping 480 lb-ft. The most powerful diesel can thrust the new Allroad to 60 in just 5.6 seconds.
The new Audi A6 Allroad will be available in Germany later this spring. Fans of the Allroad here will be disappointed to learn that it won’t be making it to our shores, simply because we still have the Q5 and Q7 SUVs.
– By: Chris Chin