compare it! Audi A6 Allroad - Volvo XC 70 | drive it
The days are gone where a station wagon was just a family car. Today's
station wagons are for all sorts of situations. A lot of technology has
gone into the new models, which are also designed for off road driving.We
compare the Audi A6 allroad quattro and the Volvo XC70. The XC70 comes with
a turbo charged engine. It is a shame
though that the top speed is limited to 205 kilometers an hour. The three
liter Audi with its 240 horsepower manages 233
kilometers an hour. The Volvo wins on price. It is almost ten thousand
Euros cheaper as the Audi.
The ultimate Audi A6 Quattro Nose to Tush Drag Race: 2000 vs 2005 vs 2012
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the fastest Audi A6 Quattro? Is it the
2000 twin turbo charged A6, or perhaps
the next generation 2005 normally aspirated A6, or is it the brand new and
supercharged 2012 A6 Quattro? Just for fun we decided to find out by drag
racing the last three generations of the Audi A6 Quattro in our TFLcar Nose
to Tush Drag Race. Check out to see how your favorite Audi A6 did in this
2012 Audi A6 3.0 HD Video Review
Audi has been setting sales records for the past few years. With classic
style, refined interior and quattro all-wheel drive, it appears the new
2012 A6 will help to continue the trend. Tom Voelk checks out a Premium
Plus 3.0 model.
New Audi A6 allroad Quattro
Audi has unveiled its new A6 Allroad. It's the third iteration of the
taller-riding A6, which sits halfway between estate and SUV.
It rides 60mm higher than a standard A6 Avant, and gets four-level adaptive
air suspension as standard. As you'd hope, quattro all-wheel drive is
fitted to all models. It also looks noticeably butcher than other A6s
thanks to extended side sills, flared wings, a new grille and roof rails.
Initially, there's three engine choices, all V6s, with one petrol-powered
unit -- a 306bhp/325lb ft 3.0-litre TFSI, capable of 31.7mpg -- and two
diesels, 201bhp/332lb ft and 241bhp/428lb ft tunes of 3.0-litre TDI, the
most frugal of which tops 46mpg. All engines boast turbocharging and direct injection, and are linked
to a seven-speed S-tronic twin-clutch gearbox. Expect an ultra-brisk A6
Allroad equipped with Audi's 309bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 TDI at a later date, serving up
a 5.6sec 0-62mph sprint via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission.
The four-wheel-drive system is permanent and paired with torque vectoring,
which brakes the wheels on the inside of corners to Boost traction. Audi's sport differential --
which varies power continually between the rear wheels during cornering --
is on the options list.
The adaptive air suspension lowers the Allroad's body by 15mm at speed, and
can jack it up by 35mm when rougher terrain approaches. There's also a hill
descent control system for, you guessed it, downhill off-road driving.
Inside, there's the usual plethora of Audi gadgetry on offer, with Bang and
Olufsen sound, in-car WLAN internet access, radar-based cruise control and
a self-parking system among the options.
Expect a wealth of tech options box ticking to substantially add to the A6
Allroad's list price, though, the range starting at a very reasonable
£43,145. UK sales begin in February, with deliveries in spring. Expect to
see the A6 Allroad making its publich debut at the 2012 Geneva motor show