Audi A4 (B9) allroad Quattro (2016) Photo & Video
The January North American auto show, held in the beginning of this year, took lots of interesting events on its stage, and one of them is the world premiere of the “elevated” cargo-model Audi A4 allroad quattro of the new generation with in-plant label «B9». The car, built on the already well-known “off-road recipe”, turned out to be bigger, smarter and lighter than its predecessor, but still kept a recognizable shape.
On the background of a standard 5th generation Audi A4 wagon the new version of the “allroad quattro” stands out with a more powerful and presentable appearance, and all that – thanks to plastic clothes covering of the bottom perimeter of the body, and the extended wheel arches with large wheels, dressed in high profile tires. In all other respects the “elevated shed” replicates other models of the family brand.
The length of the new Audi A4 allroad quattro equals 4,750 mm, width – 1842 mm (with side mirrors – 2022 mm) height – 1493 mm. Wheelbase of the “all-terrain” wagon covers 2818 mm and the ground clearance is 34 mm wider than that of a conventional cargo-passenger “quartet” model.
The interior of the car looks contemporary, attractive and ergonomic, and it is decorated with premium materials. For the convenience of the front passengers there are comfortable chairs with anatomic profile and greater opportunities for settings, rear passengers might comfortably settle on a three-seater sofa. Cargo compartment is able to fit from 505 to 1510 liters of luggage.
The gasoline engine has only one version – a 2.0-liter inline “six” with turbocharging and direct fuel injection which develops 252 horsepower at 5000-6000 revolutions / minute and 370 Nm of peak thrust at 1600-4500 rev / min. It is combined with 7-band S-tronic “robot”, allowing the car to speed up to the fist hundred in 6.1 seconds. The maximum speed is stated at 246 km / h.
In Europe the novelty will be also sold with diesel inline “six” and the V-shaped “six” with direct fuel injection and turbocharging with the volume of 2.0-3.0 liters, generating 163-272 “horses” and 400-600 Nm of torque. They mate with the “robot” seven band-transmission and with the 8-speed “automatic”.
The technical component of the Audi A4 allroad quattro pretty standard: MLB platform, five-link front and rear suspension made of “winged metal”, electro-mechanical power steering , as well as disc brakes on all wheels. Additionally the car might be equipped with electronically adaptive chassis dampers.
Sales of Audi A4 allroad quattro of a new generation will start in the summer of 2016. In Germany the “off-road” wagon will cost at least 44,700 euros. The basic version is equipped with a set of airbags, bi-xenon front optics, dual-zone the “climate”, heated front seats, MMI radio plus multimedia system and a whole set of electronic technologies.