Now that the A4 allroad has had its chance to shine, Audi is pulling the wraps off the new A6 allroad, which is based off the Europe-only A6 Avant wagon. Audi sold the first-gen A6 allroad in the States back in the early 2000s, but the following second-gen model never made it here. Though we won’t see this new third-gen model on our shores either, we will be getting the smaller A4 allroad later this year.
Like the A4 allroad, the A6 allroad will ride on a higher stance, 2.4 inches higher than the normal A6 Avant. Engine choices include a 3.0-liter, supercharged 310-hp V-6, and three versions of the 3.0-liter TDI engine producing 204, 245, or 313 hp. All engines are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic except the range-topping 313-hp TDI, which gets an eight-speed auto. And thanks to direct injection and start/stop technology, the engines are up to 20 percent more fuel efficient, too. Additionally, the A6 allroad features an advanced Quattro all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring for improved handling on curves.
Visual differences are similar to what we’ll see in the A4 allroad, which means it’ll get wider, contrasting fender flares; a unique body kit; and “allroad” badges. The A6 allroad will also get an exclusive Java Braun paint color and allroad-specific black carpeting.
With the A4 allroad already on the way, do you think Americans would buy the larger A6 version? Let us know what you think in the comments section.