The Audi A4 Allroad quattro wagon is now on sale in Australia, giving adventurous drivers a versatile low-riding alternative to the ubiquitous SUV and a more affordable version of Audi’s own larger A6 Allroad.
Available in just one trim level, the Audi A4 Allroad is priced from $69,900 before on-road costs – making it $9000 more than the 2.0-litre diesel-powered front-wheel drive A4 Avant and $7700 more than the equivalent Audi Q5 SUV, and a significant $48,000 less than the all-new third-generation Audi A6 Allroad.
The Audi A4 Allroad is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine producing 130kW of power (4200rpm) and 380Nm of torque (1750-2500rpm). A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro system, shifting the 1705kg wagon from 0-100km/h in 8.1 seconds, while using just 6.0 litres of fuel per 100km.
Differentiating the A4 Allroad from the standard mid-sized A4 Avant is a chrome-slatted grille, grey plastic wheel arch flares, front and rear stainless steel underbody protection, silver roof rails and seven-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.
Other standard exterior features include front and rear fog lights, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and a smart key with keyless entry and start.
With a ground clearance of 180mm, the Allroad sits 37mm higher than the A4 Avant, giving it extra flexibility for journeys off the beaten track.
The standard wagon’s 490-litre boot capacity carries over to the Allroad, and the rear load space expands to 1430 litres with the back seats folded flat.
The cabin features three-zone climate control, a sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera, electric front seats with leather upholstery, and floor mats.
The infotainment system boasts a 10-speaker sound system, seven-inch display screen, hard drive navigation, 20GB music storage, two SD card readers, voice control and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming.
Audi A4 Allroad: $69,900 (manufacturer’s list price)
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