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The new A6 allroad quattro is 194.5 in (4.94 meters) long, 74.8 in (1.90
meters) wide and 57.9 in (1.47 meters) tall, making it a few millimeters bigger
than the Avant. It follows the Audi ultra lightweight construction principle
familiar from the sedan, with aluminum components making up roughly 20 percent
of its body. Total vehicle weight has been reduced by as much as 154 lbs (70
kilograms) compared with the previous model.
The Audi A6 allroad quattro has a sportily distinctive road stance. It features
balanced proportions, sharp lines delineate taut surfaces and the roof line
flows into flat D-pillars. Audi offers progressive LED technology as an option
for the headlights and tail lights. The xenon plus headlights can be combined
with adaptive light, which ensures that the road is always properly illuminated
for the situation at hand.
The body of the new A6 allroad quattro sits six centimeters (2.36 in) higher
than that of the A6 Avant. Setting it apart are, in particular, the trim strips
on the side sills, the more widely flared fenders and the single-frame grille
with vertical slats. Stainless steel covers protect the underbody at the front
and rear of the car, and the exhaust system ends in two large, flattened
tailpipes. The roof rails are mounted on double bars.
The wheel well edges, the bumpers and the sills 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.
Interior and Luggage Compartment
The interior of the Audi A6 allroad quattro offers plenty of space thanks to the
long wheelbase of 114.6 in (2.91 meters). It features a lean, elegant design,
exemplarily clear ergonomics and superior workmanship. A function that depicts
the car's pitch has been added to the MMI operating system, the soft keys of
which are gleaming aluminum. MMI comes as standard, as does the onboard computer
with efficiency program. A comprehensive package of restraint systems helps to
mitigate the consequences of an accident.
Visual cues differentiating the A6 allroad quattro include the carpeting and the
instrument panel, which are black throughout. Other refined details 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 luggage compartment of the new A6 allroad quattro has a capacity of 19.95 cu
ft (565 liters). Latches in the luggage compartment make it easy to fold down
the rear seats, increasing luggage capacity to 59.33 cu ft (1,680 liters).
Standard equipment features underscore the practical character of the new model
- a rail system with an included load-securing kit for dividing the luggage
compartment as needed, tensioning straps on the left wall and a double loading
2012 Audi A6 allroad, rear view.
Audi A6 Allroad quattro 3.0 TDI: Review (2/2)