Audi is heralding the return of its Allroad nameplate in the U.S. for the 2013 model year with a new A4 Avant-based model. The online configurator for the 2013 Allroad has just launched and has revealed that the wagon-cum-crossover will start at $49,495, including destination.
The Allroad's $40,495 base price represents a $3220 increase over the outgoing 2012 A4 Avant. Compared to the Avant, the Allroad gains additional lower body cladding, more pronounced vertical grille bars, and a raised ground clearance of 7.09 inches. Powering the Allroad is the same 208-hp, 258-lb-ft 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 from the A4 and A5. Audi’s eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available, and Quattro all-wheel drive is standard.
Audi will offer the 2013 Allroad in three trim levels: the base Allroad Premium comes with a panorama moonroof, leather seats, and 18-inch wheels as standard fair. Stepping up to the Allroad Premium Plus, which starts at $43,795, adds goodies like heated front seats, three-zone climate control, a power tailgate, iPod integration, and xenon headlights with LED running lights. The top-spec Allroad Prestige net MMI navigation, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, and Audi's advanced key, and bumps the base price to $49,695.
Nine exterior colors will be offered (seven of which are $475 metallic hues) along with five different interior shades. 18-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels are standard, but buyers can shell out an extra $800 to step up to the optional 19-inch rims, which are shod in 245/40 summer rubber. Optional packages include the Sport Interior Package ($500) with a multifunction sport steering wheel and adjustable front lumbar supports; and the Driver Assist Package ($3250) complete with adaptive cruise control, Audi drive select chassis controls, and dynamic steering. Standalone options include things like interior trim (dark brown walnut or fine grain ash natural brown wood for $350, or layer oak for $850), a full paint finish ($1000), rear side airbags ($350), and $250 rear door window shades.
All in, the 2013 Audi Allroad tops out at $57,170 with destination. At $54,825, a fully-loaded and similarly-equipped 2012 A4 Avant undercuts the Allroad by quite a bit, but includes numerous sport enhancement in lieu of pseudo-off-road gear.
The 2013 Audi Allroad is arriving at dealerships now.