Where the asphalt ends, the new Audi A6 allroad quattro keeps going. Its body is as much as 31.5 millimeters (1.2 in) higher than that of the A6 Avant, on which technology it is based. Stainless steel coverings protect the underbody at the front and rear of the car, and there are aluminum applications on the vertical slats in the Singleframe grille. Some add-on parts are finished in a contrasting color. Audi also offers a full paint finish as an option. Modifications quite similar to those in the A6 Avant can be found at the front end, the headlights, the side sills, the rear, the lights and in the interior. The shade Java brown is available as a special finish color, and santos brown leather in the cabin is exclusive.
The new Audi A6 allroad quattro is available with a choice of four powerful and cultivated V6 engines. All are three-liter engines with forced induction and direct injection. The thoroughly updated 3.0 TFSI delivers 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.5 lb-ft) of torque. It brings the new A6 allroad quattro from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.8 seconds, while consuming on average just 8.0 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29.4 US mpg), a CO2 equivalent of 185 grams per kilometer (297.7 g/mi).
The 3.0 TDI clean diesel is available in three variants: as a new monoturbo in two power-output classes and as a biturbo. The version with 160 kW (218 hp) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) consumes on average just 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (42.0 US mpg), a CO2 equivalent of 149 grams per kilometer (239.8 g/mi). The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes just 7.3 seconds, and top speed is 227 km/h (141.1 mph).
The key data for the 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 200 kW (272 hp) and 580 Nm (427.8 lb-ft) are 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers (42.0 US mpg), 149 grams CO2 per kilometer (239.8 g/mi), 6.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) and a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The 3.0 TDI clean diesel with twin turbocharging accelerates the new A6 allroad quattro from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Its average fuel consumption is 6.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (36.2 US mpg), which corresponds to 172 grams of CO2/km (276.8 g/mi). The most powerful TDI produces 235 kW (320 hp) and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque.
All-wheel drive is standard with the Audi A6 allroad quattro. The top-of-the-line TDI is paired with an eight-speed tiptronic; other engines with a seven-speed S tronic. The adaptive air suspension is also standard. At speeds starting at 120 km/h (74.6 mph), it lowers the body by 15 millimeters (0.6 in), and raises it by 35 millimeters (1.4 in) at the push of a button. At low speeds, the lift mode brings an additional ten millimeters (0.4 in) of ride height. A tilt angle display and hill-descent control round out the list of standard equipment. The base price for the Audi A6 allroad quattro 3.0 TDI with 160 kW (218 hp) is €56,650.
2015 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro