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Audi A4 allroad

Mittwoch, 10. Mai. 2017

Following its new generation A4 sedan and station wagon, this summer Audi will release the second generation of its popular Allroad quattro. For the new A4 Allroad, Audi did more than raise the Standard Avant a few centimeters. It overhauled the entire chassis. And the drivetrain has something new, as well. Instead of ALWAYS powering four wheels, now the all-wheel drive engages only when it's really needed. And it kicks in fast: within a quarter of a second!

O-Ton (deutsch): Reinhold Deisenhofer – Car Tester

What's new about the A4 Allroad, says Reinhold, is the Ultra quattro drive. In the old generation, both axles were always powered. Now the rear driveline is uncoupled when it's not needed -- and that can save a third to a half a liter of fuel per 100 kilometers.

How has the exterior changed? The headlights with the jagged edges stand out. But the Allroad's trademark is its widened wheel arches. The Allroad has 34 millimeters more ground clearance than the A4 Avant, so Audi says that can keep going after the pavement ends. The wheel arches and bumpers are usually painted in a matte gray, while the underride guard and rear diffusor provide silver accents.

We're testing the Audi A4 Allroad quattro with the 2-liter, 140-kilowatt diesel engine. This version sells for 44,600 euros in Germany.

The Drive Select System ensures good performance on any road surface. The new 'offroad' mode supplements the choices offered by the preceding generation.

O-Ton (deutsch): Reinhold Deisenhofer – Car Tester

Reinhold sums up: Audi's A4 Allroad quattro combines good driving comfort, utility, and offroad capacity. Thanks to its all-wheel drive and greater ground clearance, it keeps going when the going gets rough.