liter TFSI V6
103.3 hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Audi Press
Release) The new Audi A6 allroad – the Avant for any kind of
• Successful model
completes the A6 model series
• Advanced powertrain technology with turbocharging and direct
• Fuel consumption reduced by as much as 20 percent
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 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
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
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.
The body of the new A6 allroad quattro sits six centimeters (2.36
in) higher than that of the A6 Avant. Setting it apart are, in
particular, the trim strips on the side sills, the more widely
flared fenders and the single-frame grille with vertical slats.
Stainless steel covers protect the underbody at the front and rear
of the car, and the exhaust system ends in two large, flattened
tailpipes. The roof rails are mounted on double bars.
The wheel well edges, the bumpers and the sills are painted in a
contrasting color. Audi also offers a full paint finish in
combination with the optional aluminum exterior package. The color
Java Braun is available exclusively for the new A6 allroad quattro.
Interior and luggage compartment
The interior of the Audi
A6 allroad quattro offers plenty of space thanks to the long
wheelbase of 2.91 meters (9.55 ft). It features a lean, elegant
design, exemplarily clear ergonomics and superior workmanship. A
function that depicts the car’s pitch has been added to the MMI
operating system, the soft keys of which are gleaming aluminum. MMI
comes as standard, as does the onboard computer with efficiency
program. A comprehensive package of restraint systems helps to
mitigate the consequences of an accident.
Visual cues differentiating the A6 allroad quattro include the
carpeting and the instrument panel, which are black throughout.
Other refined details include the interior color Santos Brown and
the optional aluminum inlays. The door sill trims are also made of
aluminum and are emblazoned with “allroad.”
The luggage compartment of the new A6 allroad quattro has a capacity
of 565 liters (19.95 cu ft). Latches in the luggage compartment make
it easy to fold down the rear seats, increasing luggage capacity to
1,680 liters (59.33 cu ft). Standard equipment features underscore
the practical character of the new model – a rail system with an
included load-securing kit for dividing the luggage compartment as
needed, tensioning straps on the left wall and a double loading
Equipment and Audi connect
Audi offers a broad
choice of options for the new A6 allroad quattro. The head-up
display projects important information onto the windshield. Ambient
lighting bathes the interior with subtle LED light, and the widely
adjustable deluxe front seats are optionally available with a
ventilation and massage function. Additional highlights include
four-zone automatic air conditioning, a panoramic glass roof and the
convenience key, which can stay in the driver’s jacket pocket.
Topping the modular range of infotainment options is the hard
drive-based navigation system MMI Navigation plus with touchpad
operation (MMI touch) and whole-word voice control. Its
power-retractable eight-inch monitor displays extremely sharp,
high-contrast images. The Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
boasts 15 speakers.
The new A6 allroad quattro is also state of the art when it comes to
connection technology. The optional Bluetooth car phone online
connects it to the Internet via UMTS, and a WLAN hotspot lets the
passengers surf and e-mail. Tailored services for the driver, such
as the all-new Audi traffic information online or Audi music stream
web radio, are delivered right to the car. Attractive services from
Google, including Google Earth, Google Street View and
voice-activated POI search, are also available.
Driver assistance systems
The Audi assistance and
safety systems lend even more confidence to driving. The radar-based
adaptive cruise control with stop & go function always keeps the new
A6 allroad quattro at the proper distance from the car ahead. At
speeds below 30 km/h (18.64 mph), the system initiates maximum
braking in the event of an impending collision. ACC stop & go works
closely together with the Audi pre sense safety system, which is
available in a number of configurations.
Audi active lane assist helps the driver to maintain the lane; Audi
side assist helps when changing lanes. The night vision assistant
with marking of detected persons reduces the stress of driving in
the dark. The driver information system with rest recommendation
function detects when the driver is getting tired and recommends
taking a rest.
A variety of high-end systems help take the stress out of parking.
The park assist system with 360° display takes over the steering;
the parking system plus with 360° camera provides good vision in all
directions. Four small wide-angle cameras record images of the
vehicle’s immediate surroundings, which can then be displayed from a
variety of perspectives on the MMI monitor.
The new A6 allroad
quattro is available with a choice of four powerful and highly
cultivated V6 engines – one TFSI gasoline engine and three TDI
units. All are three-liter engines with turbocharging and direct
injection. They make use of important technologies from the Audi
modular efficiency platform – the start-stop system and innovative
thermal management. Their fuel consumption has been reduced by as
much as 20 percent compared with the previous model.
The 3.0 TFSI, which is boosted by a mechanically driven compressor,
produces 228 kW (310 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) of torque. It
accelerates the A6 allroad quattro from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph)
in 5.9 seconds on the way to a electronically limited top speed of
250 km/h (155.34 mph). It consumes 8.9 liters of fuel per 100 km
(26.43 US mpg).
The three variants of the 3.0 TDI produce 150 kW (204 hp), 180 kW
(245 hp) and 230 kW (313 hp); torque values are 450, 580 and 650 Nm
(331.90, 427.79 and 479.42 lb-ft). The entry-level version consumes
on average just 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (38.56 US mpg),
corresponding to 159 g CO2/km (255.89 g/mile). Audi will soon offer
a particularly low-emissions clean diesel version of the 180 kW (245
hp) engine. The twin-turbo 3.0 TDI developing 230 kW (313 hp) is a
powerful, great sounding engine. It accelerates the A6 allroad
quattro from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.6 seconds; the top
speed is an electronically regulated 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
The most powerful TDI delivers its power to a smooth and
fast-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmission. The three other
engines are paired with the seven-speed S tronic, a sporty
dual-clutch transmission. With their wide ratio spreads, the
automatic transmissions are major contributors to the efficiency of
the A6 allroad quattro. The driver can operate them manually,
including via optional paddles on the steering wheel.
The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system is paired with torque
vectoring. During dynamic driving this system brakes the wheels on
the inside of the curve, which are under a reduced load, before they
can slip. This further enhances traction and handling. The optional
sport differential distributes the power in continuously variable
proportions between the rear wheels.
The chassis of the A6
allroad quattro combines sportiness with comfort. The new
electromechanical power steering is sensitive and highly efficient.
The optional dynamic steering adjusts the steering ratio to the
With the Audi drive select system, the driver can vary the function
of the steering, the air suspension, the gas pedal, the automatic
transmission, the sport differential, the automatic air
conditioning, the lighting and the adaptive cruise control. In
Efficiency mode, these systems work as economically as possible;
their function can be very freely configured in Individual mode.
The adaptive air suspension, which combines air suspension with
controlled damping, comes as standard. It lowers the body by 15
millimeters (0.59 in) at high speed and raises it by 35 millimeters
(1.38 in) at the push of a button. This allroad mode is suitable for
rough terrain. Furthermore, the driver can select a lift mode at low
speeds. An additional ten millimeters (0.39 in) enables the new Audi
A6 allroad quattro to also handle major irregularities in the road
The Audi A6 allroad quattro rolls on 18-inch, five-arm alloy wheels
and 235/55-size tires. Audi and quattro GmbH offer optional wheels
measuring 18, 19 and 20 inches in diameter. The large brakes provide
powerful deceleration. The driver can activate a hill descent assist
function for steep downhill passages. This limits the speed to
between 10 and 20 km/h (6.21 and 12.43 mph), depending on the
The new Audi A6 allroad quattro will be available in Germany from
spring 2012. The 3.0 TDI developing 150 kW (204 hp) has a list price