Audi South Africa has announced that the new A4 allroad quattro will join the A4 family in February 2013. The allroad was first introduced in South Africa in 2001 as the A6 allroad and the A4 allroad Quattro recently won America’s Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award in the Luxury On-Road category.
Audi A4 Allroad Quattro – Specifications and Features
The South African engine line-up will include two engine options including a 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre TDI engine and a 155kW/350Nm 2.0-litre T FSI engine. Both options are offered with an S tronic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The 2.0-litre TDI has a fuel consumption figure of 6.0-litres/100km while the 2.0litre T FSI variant consumes 7.3-litres/100km. Automatic Stop-Start and recuperation is standard on both models.
The Audi A4 allroad quattro features a raised ride height with a ground clearance of 180mm and additional stainless steel under-body protection making it suitable for off-road driving conditions. The front-end features a single-frame grille with vertical chrome bars and redesigned headlights. Luggage space ranges from 490-litres to 1 430-litres and a load-securing set and electromechanical rear tailgate is available as an option. The A4 allroad quattro is also equipped with Off-Road Detection (ORD) which detects the condition of the road and adjusts the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to suit the road conditions.
Standard features for the Audi allroad quattro will include 17-inch seven-arm design alloy wheels, quattro all-wheel drive system, raised rough road suspension, headlight washers, driver information system in colour, cruise control, auto dimming interior mirror, rain and light sensor and Bluetooth. The aluminium package is also standard and includes roof rails, window trim surround, and additional stone covers.
The Audi A4 allroad quattro is available to order now but pricing will only be made available closer to launch in February 2013.