Audi’s rugged A6 Allroad wagon is lastly coming again to the U.S.
Allroad is to Audi what Cross Nation is to Volvo: Jacked-up station wagons with plastic physique cladding designed to lure consumers away from SUVs. Audi has been making its Allroad fashions for 20 years now, and the newest within the line is the redesigned 2020 A6 Allroad. The wagon will get some new tech, together with options usually discovered on devoted off-roaders. Whereas many wagons bypass america, the Allroad will return to those shores for the brand new mannequin yr.
The A6 Allroad sits taller than the A6 Avant it’s based mostly on (that mannequin isn’t bought within the U.S., however we do get the A6 sedan), and comes commonplace with adaptive air suspension, which may increase or decrease the journey top based mostly on velocity and the chosen driving mode. The usual journey top provides 5.5 inches of floor clearance, in response to Audi. The Allroad may jack itself up, rising floor clearance to 7.Three inches and making it simpler to barter uneven terrain. The journey top additionally lowers robotically at increased speeds.
Most A6 Allroad house owners will seemingly by no means take their automobiles off-road, however Audi included some tech to assist in the event that they do. The Allroad will get hill descent management, which holds the automotive at a set velocity between 1.2 mph and 18.6 mph, and may brake any of the 4 wheels individually to make sure a easy descent. A tilt-angle sensor warns the motive force if it detects that the car is prone to tipping over.
The U.S.-spec A6 Allroad makes use of a Three.Zero-liter turbocharged V6 and mild-hybrid system, which produce a mixed 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive are commonplace.
Like quite a few Audi fashions bought within the U.S., the Allroad will get the newest model of the automaker’s MMI infotainment system, which covers the dashboard in screens. Vary-topping fashions get a 10.1-inch central display, which is paired with an eight.6-inch decrease display that replaces most analog buttons and knobs. The Allroad additionally will get Audi’s Digital Cockpit, which replaces the standard gauge cluster with a 12.Three-inch reconfigurable digital show.
The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad is coming subsequent yr, with pricing to be introduced nearer to launch. The A6 will be part of the smaller A4 Allroad in Audi’s U.S. lineup, in addition to one other wagon lengthy sought by U.S. lovers. The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant makes use of the identical physique shell because the Allroad, however as a substitute of an off-roader, it’s a scorching rod with a 600-hp twin-turbo V8.