The missing link from the Audi A6 range is finally here: ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2012 Audi A6 Allroad. The new A6 Allroad is with a few millimeters bigger than the A6 Avant, as it is 4.94 meters (16.21 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 ft) wide and 1.47 (4.82 ft) meters tall. We all-know that the Audi A6 Allroad is made to take you almost anywhere and in order to do that, the body of the car sits six centimeters (2.36 in) higher than that of the A6 Avant, features trim strips on the side sills, enlarged fenders and the single-frame grille with vertical slats. Moreover, the A6 Allroad comes with stainless steel covers that protect the underbody at the front and rear of the car but also with a new exhaust system featuring two large, flattened tailpipes.
The roof rails are mounted on double bars. The design is completed by the wheel well edges, the bumpers and the sills, which 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. Inside, the vehicle offers plenty of space thanks to the long wheelbase of 2.91 meters (9.55 ft). MMI comes as standard, as does the onboard computer with efficiency program. The interior of the 2012 A6 Allroad features carpeting and the instrument panel, which are black throughout, but also details that 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 Audi A6 Allroad has a luggage compartment of 565 liters (19.95 cu ft) but this capacity can be increased by folding the rear seats to 1,680 liters (59.33 cu ft).
2012 Audi A6 Allroad InteriorRegarding the engines, the A6 Allroad comes with the choice of four powerful and highly cultivated V6 engines – one TFSI gasoline engine and three TDI units. The 3.0 TFSI delivers 228 kW (310 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) of torque and can push the car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.9 seconds and has an 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 3.0 TDI engine is available in three variants producing 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 has 204 hp and has a fuel consumption of just .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 most powerful version of the diesel engine delivers 313 hp and can push the A6 Allroad Quattro from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.6 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). This engine is mated 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. The 2012 Audi A6 Allroad comes as standard with 18-inch, five-arm alloy wheels and 235/55-size tires. Audi also offers optional 19 and 20 inches wheels. The 2012 Audi A6 Allroad powered by the 3.0 TDI developing 150 kW (204 hp) has a list price of €54,600.