Allroad quattro Sport. Audi has introduced a new Sport trim level on all new A6 allroad quattro models… The new Sport trim level, now available on all new A6 allroad quattro models, provides new 19-inch alloy wheels, all-LED headlights, dynamic rear LED turn signals, electrically adjustable front sport seats and privacy glass, in addition to the existing allroad specification.
As well as the many other equipment items included in the standard specification, the Sport trim level replaces the bi-xenon units of ‘standard’ Audi A6 allroad models with full LED headlights to further enhance visibility in the darkest conditions, while a high beam assist function is also provided as standard to automatically dip the beam when oncoming traffic is approaching.
At the rear, dynamic LED turn signals operate in a sweeping motion to increase safety and awareness for other road users. New 10-spoke design 19-inch alloy wheels with a matt titanium finish, privacy glass and heated and folding mirrors round out the exterior enhancements.
Inside, sports seats in upgraded Valcona leather with full electric adjustment are complemented by luxurious Alcantara door inserts, adding to an extensive equipment list that includes features such as SD card navigation, the Audi Music Interface, powered tailgate operation, the Audi parking system plus and deluxe four-zone air conditioning.
The A6 allroad, already well equipped with its quattro all-wheel drive and standard fourlevel air suspension to cope with moderate off-road and difficult driving conditions, now comes with an enhanced specification that makes it an even more desirable option to face the possibility of adverse driving conditions this winter.
The air suspension is adaptive, combining the capability for all-terrain driving with a comfortable ride quality to cope with harsh road surfaces, with either dynamic or comfort mode selected using the Audi drive select system. When more ground clearance is required, a lift mode can be engaged at the push of a button to raise the ride height by 10 mm, while the suspension also automatically lowers the body by 15 mm at speeds above 74 mph, to reduce aerodynamic drag.
When negotiating steep off-road terrain, thanks to the 20° slope angle and 17° ramp angle capability, the driver can monitor the tilt angle display, which can be called up via the central MMI screen. Also standard are hill hold assist, to prevent rolling back, and hill descent control which automatically maintains a constant vehicle speed between 5 and 18 mph while descending a steep slope.
Matrix LED headlights are available as an option, dramatically increasing the overall range and spread of illumination thanks to a total of 64 separate projectors. These maintain a constant high beam function without dazzling other road users by electronically dimming segments when oncoming traffic or light sources are detected. The advanced units also adapt to shift the light position in corners, while information from the navigation system automatically adjusts the full beam when entering or leaving built-up areas.
A head-up display provides the driver with essential information, including speed and route navigation data, directly in the line of sight to reduce distraction. Also available is the innovative night vision assistant, which uses thermal imaging to detect people and large animals well in advance and alerts the driver to their presence long before they would normally be in sight.
In terms of practical features, the allroad quattro can be equipped with a mechanically operated towbar and a convenience pack, offering further storage and practicality solutions such as hard-wearing floor mats, a through-load facility and a luggage fixing kit. The engine range comprises a choice of three EU6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TDI engines, with the 218 PS and 272 PS units mated to a 7-speed S tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission.
The BiTDI with its 320 PS and 650 Nm output employs an 8-speed tiptronic transmission and is capable of accelerating to 62 mph in only 5.5 seconds, with a top speed limited to 155 mph.
Official fuel consumption figures suggest that the BiTDI is capable of up to 43.5 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 172 g/km, while corresponding figures for the 218 and 272 PS engines are 50.4 and 51.4 mpg, with 149 and 145 g/km CO2 respectively.
The Sport specification can now be ordered on all new A6 allroad quattro models, with prices starting from £49,455 OTR.
‘The new Sport trim level, provides new 19-inch alloy wheels, all-LED headlights, dynamic rear LED turn signals, electrically adjustable front sport seats and privacy glass...’
‘The A6 allroad, already well equipped with its quattro all-wheel-drive and standard four-level air suspension now comes with an enhanced specification that makes it an even more desirable option...’
|A6 allroad 218 PS V6 TDI||£45,755|
|A6 allroad 272 PS V6 TDI||£47,315|
|A6 allroad 320 PS V6 BiTDI||£52,125|
|A6 allroad Sport 218 PS V6 TDI||£49,455|
|A6 allroad Sport 272 PS V6 TDI||£51,015|
|A6 allroad Sport 320 PS V6 BiTDI||£55,825|