Audi A6 allroad quattro 2013
The first two generations of the allroad quattro from the years 2000 and 2006 were winners, and Audi hopes to build on this success with the third generation. Universally talented, the new Audi A6 allroad quattro extends the range of uses for the A6 Avant because when the asphalt ends, it just keeps on driving. Performance has improved and fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 20 percent compared with the previous model. Body and exterior design The new A6 allroad quattro is 4.94 meters (16.21 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 ft) wide and 1.47 (4.82 ft) meters tall, making it a few millimeters bigger than the Avant. It follows the Audi ultra lightweight construction principle familiar from the sedan, with aluminum components making up roughly 20 percent of its body. Total vehicle weight has been reduced by as much as 70 kilograms (154 lb) compared with the previous model. The Audi A6 allroad quattro has a sportily distinctive road stance. It features balanced proportions, sharp lines delineate taut surfaces and the roof line flows into flat D-pillars. Audi offers progressive LED technology as an option for the headlights and tail lights. The xenon plus headlights can be combined with adaptive light, which ensures that the road is always properly illuminated for the situation at hand.
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Top speed in all-electric mode is 62 mph.) And although you might never notice its internal-combustion heart beating if you dawdle at or below the pace of traffic, the engine brings attention to itself with a subdued but noticeable growl once you call for any real power.
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"Hey," you ask between bites of sympathetically foraged nettle burger, "isn't this Audi thing just, like, a more-expensive version of my Subaru Outback?" Well, yeah, sorta. Like the Subaru, this Audi is based on a no-longer-sold-in-the-U.S. station wagon (the Legacy five-door and the dead-for-2013 A4 Avant, respectively.) Like the Subaru, the Allroad is jacked up and plastic-plated. And like the Subaru, it's mainly an advertisement for how green and holistic your lifestyle is. Audi freely admits the Allroad is not intended for off-road use. It has no available low-range gearing or height-adjustable suspension, as did the first Allroad, which was based on the A6. It doesn't have hill-descent control or a freaking winch or a tranquilizer gun or anything. What it does have are stainless-steel skid plates that would look pretty shitty if they got scratched up. But in contrast to Subaru's Montpelier shuttle bus, this Audi is a far more luxurious and better-fettled machine, like its A4 Avant forebear. The cabin is as well turned out as you'd expect, a veritable festival of high-buck materials screwed together with the precision of, well, an Audi. Leather upholstery is standard, as is trim supposedly woven from individual strips of stainless steel. Upgrade linings include open-pore matte walnut and layered oak. The Allroad plies paved roads and gravel driveways at the behest of Audi's 2.0-liter turbocharged four. With the engine frothing up 211 hp and spinning all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic, acceleration doesn't exhilarate. Instead, the going is peaceful and easy, like the feeling target buyers get from their favorite band. That said, with all 258 lb-ft of torque available from 1500 rpm, off-the-line grunt is decent, and we predict a fairly quick 0-to-60 run of 6.3 seconds. That's the same as for the last A4 Avant we tested, which had a six-speed auto. Weight should hold at about 3900 pounds. (It wouldn't help top-end acceleration, but we're thinking the 170-hp version of the VW Group's 2.0-liter diesel would suit the car; look for compression ignition in a next-gen Allroad, if we get a next-gen Allroad.)