Audi to unveil 'A4 allroad' at Geneva Motor ShowAudi has announced a new version of the A4 Avant
16 February 2009
Audi has announced an ‘allroad’ version of the that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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Like the Audi A6 allroad, the Audi A4 allroad features mildly-raised suspension, quattro four-wheel drive, and a toughened, off-road appearance. It is not a true SUV, but does offer greater off-road capability than a conventional saloon or estate.
This includes allroad-specific stability control, complete with Offroad Detection (ORD) system. This monitors the terrain the A4 allroad is driving over, and adjusts the stability control systems accordingly – allowing more wheelspin if this is what’s best to maintain momentum, for example.
Audi A4 allroad engines
The Audi A4 allroad comes in just one trim level in the UK, and a choice of three engines – 2.0-litre turbo petrol and turbodiesel, plus 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel. The 2.0-litre diesel gets a six-speed manual gearbox, the others a seven-speed, twin-clutch semi automatic.
Based on the regular Audi A4's SE specification, the allroad’s equipment levels are generous – including three-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, and 10-speaker stereo. The allroad also features unique 18-inch alloys with allroad-specific , bespoke interior trim and additional interior storage compartments.
Available options include Audi 'drive select' – which allows fine-tuning of chassis settings and other parameters – plus 'side assist', a blind spot monitor that vibrates the steering wheel if drivers attempt a dangerous lane change.
Prices start at £29,285 for the 2.0-litre turbodiesel, and the Audi A4 allroad is available to order now.
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