New Audi A4 allroad quattro - Perfect Companion In Any Situation +VIDEO
New Audi A4 allroad Quattro* embodies a unique concept. It combines a high level of driving comfort with off-road qualities, which positions it uniquely within its segment. Thanks to the standard quattro drive and increased ground clearance, the car is also easy to drive where the paved road ends.
INGOLSTADT - April 17, 2016: The new Audi A4 allroad quattro is defined by a truly unique look. Above all, the powerfully flared wheel arches and rear bumper attract attention. They are designed in either textured gray matt or in the exterior color. 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. The front fenders and the tailgate sport “allroad” logos. The higher roof rails round out the typical “allroad” look.
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 110 kW (150 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp), which is up to 20 kW (27 hp) more than in the previous model. At the same time, Audi has reduced CO2 emissions by up to 21 grams per kilometer (33.8 g/mi). 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.
Compared with the Audi A4 Avant*, ride height has been increased by 23 millimeters (0.9 in) and wheel diameter has been increased to provide an additional 34 millimeters (1.3 in) of ground clearance. As an alternative to the standard suspension, Audi is offering the A4 allroad quattro with a suspension system that features damper control for the first time. The driver can use Audi drive select to choose its basic setting at the push of a button in Audi drive select.
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 (26.5 lb).
The new Audi A4 allroad quattro comes with standard 17-inch cast aluminum wheels in a multi-spoke design. Together with quattro GmbH, Audi offers optional variants in sizes from 17 to 19 inches. The internally ventilated brake discs on the front axle measure up to 338 millimeters (13.3 in) in diameter.
The luggage compartment offers 505 liters (17.8 cu ft) of storage space. Total capacity with the rear seats folded down and cargo loaded to the roof lining is 1,510 liters (53.3 cu ft). 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 swiveling tow bar including trailer maneuver 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 maneuver assist. It uses the MMI controller to make it easier to maneuver a trailer. Audi has been building the successful Audi A4 model in an “allroad” version since 2009. The second generation of this mid-size model is coming to dealers in Germany and Europe this summer. Its pricing starts at 44,750 euros ($50,554).