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New Audi A6 allroad quattro

The successor to Audi’s A6 allroad quattro, first launched in 2000, will be updated this year.

The new A6 allroad quattro based on the A6 Avant has the same basic body and offers virtually the same performance. The difference between the two models is the allroad’s off-road capabilities like standard off-road adaptive air suspension settings and an ESP stabilisation program to improve traction.

There are four direct-injection engines are available for the new model, a 3.2 FSI V6, developing 255bhp; a 4.2 FSI V8 developing 350bhp and 2.7 and 3.0-litre common rail direct injection diesel engines. Power is transmitted by a six-speed manual transmission or tiptronic, also with six speeds. As standard, quattro permanent four-wheel drive distributes power to all four wheels.

Standard equipment includes deluxe automatic air conditioner and 17-inch light-alloy wheels. Extras available include the adaptive cornering lights, keyless entry and the Audi parking system, which uses a rear-view camera.

The new A6 allroad quattro will go on sale in the middle of this year. Prices will be announced in the next few weeks.

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