The A6 allroad quattro will initially be offered with 2.7-litre TDI and 3.0-litre TDI engines.
The new model features a new grille and front and rear bumper design, flared wheel arches, extended sills and stainless steel under-body protection panels. The wheel arches can be specified in contrasting colour or can be painted to match the body if preferred.
Standard off-road features include quattro four-wheel-drive incorporating a mechanical self-locking centre differential, a specially revised version of the Audi electronic stabilisation programme (ESP) with off-road settings, all-terrain tyres, reinforced engine under-guard and five-level height adjustable air suspension giving maximum ground clearance of up to 185mm to negotiate of difficult gradients.
At launch, the new A6 allroad quattro will offer the option of either a 2.7 TDI engine with 178bhp or a 3.0 TDI with 231bhp, both of which will initially be available with six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. A six-speed manual version of the A6 allroad 3.0 TDI quattro is expected to become available in late summer, followed in early 2007 by new petrol derivatives.
The A6 allroad quattro 2.7 TDI is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds, can reach a 134mph maximum speed and covers 32.5mpg on the combined cycle. The 3.0-litre version reduces the 0-62mph time to 7.8 seconds and increases the maximum speed to 143mph. It manages 32.1mpg on the combined cycle.
Audi A6 allroad quattro 2.7 TDI: £33,530 OTR
Audi A6 allroad quattro 3.0 TDI: £36,380 OTR