As you may know already, last week, Audi introduced the all-new 2012 A6 Avant the redesigned version of one of its modest successful business-class station wagons on the European market. The next question after we saw this new model was when will the new 2012 Audi A6 Allroad will make its debut?
Well, today we decided to contact our source from Ingolstadt and the answer came quick: the all A6 Allroad will be introduced in early 2012 and will be offered mainly for the European market, as the customers in the United States are not the biggest fans of these vehicles.
As expected, the 2012 Audi A6 Allroad will come with an increased ground clearance and new plastic ornaments, which will create an aggressive look. Under the hood, the car will feature the same engines found on the A6 Avant.
This means that we will see the popular 3.0 TDI engine, which will be offered in three variants: with 150 kW (204 hp); with 180 kW (245 hp) and the top version with 230 kW (313 hp). Moreover, Audi will also offer the fuel-efficient 2.0 TDI with 130 kW (177 hp) capable to deliver a fuel consumption of just 5.0 liters of fuel per 100 km (47.04 US mpg). Regarding the petrol engines, Audi will offer the 2.8 FSI with 150 kW (204 hp) and the 3.0 TFSI producing 220 kW (300 hp).
With dimensions of 4.94 meters (16.21 feet) in length, 1.90 meters (6.23 feet) in width, and 1.47 meters (4.82 feet) in height, the new A6 allroad quattro is just a few millimeters bigger than the Avant. Its body sits around six centimeters (2.36 in) higher than that of the A6 Avant. Its body was built using the Audi ultra lightweight construction principle used on the sedan. Thanks to aluminum components accounting for around 20 percent of the body of the A6 allroad quattro, it is now up to 70 kilograms (154 lb) lighter than the previous model.
The dimensions of the Audi A6 allroad quattro allow it to have a characteristically athletic road stance. Aside from balanced proportions, the new Audi A6 allroad quattro features taut surfaces marked by sharp lines as well as a roof line flowing into flat D-pillars. Moreover, the new Audi A6 allroad quattro is distinguished particularly by trim strips on the side sills, its more widely flared fenders and its single-frame grille with vertical slats.
Its underbody – both at the front and the rear – is protected by stainless steel covers with its roof rails mounted on double bars. The exhaust system of the new Audi A6 allroad quattro features two large, flattened tailpipes. Customers may avail of optional LED headlights and tail lights and even combine xenon plus headlights with adaptive light to make sure the road ahead is always appropriately lighted.
Customers may opt to have their new Audi A6 allroad quattro finished in Java Braun, with the wheel well edges, bumpers and sills painted in a contrasting color. In addition, the premium brand is offering a full paint finish as combined with the optional aluminum exterior package. With a the long wheelbase of 2.91 meters (9.55 ft), the new Audi A6 allroad quattro is able to offer a spacious interior with a lean yet elegant design as well as neat ergonomics and excellent workmanship.
This new offering from Audi now features, as standard, an onboard computer with efficiency program as well as an MMI operating system that now includes a function that depicts the pitch of the new Audi A6 allroad quattro. Interestingly, MMI features aluminum soft keys. Furthermore, the new Audi A6 allroad quattro is provided with an array of restraint systems that could help mitigate impact during an accident.
Distinguishing the Audi A6 allroad quattro from other models are its black carpeting and black instrument panel as well as the Santos Brown interior color. It features door sill trims from aluminum with "allroad" inscription. Customers may also avail of optional aluminum inlays.
The new Audi A6 allroad quattro offers a luggage capacity of 565 liters (19.95 cu ft) that could be increased further to 1,680 liters (59.33 cu ft) once the rear seats are folded with the help of the latches in the luggage compartment. Also, the new car from Audi offers a rail system with a load-securing kit to divide the luggage compartment as required, as well as a double loading floor and tensioning straps on the left wall.