Audi A4 Allroad

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A4 ALLROAD ESTATE - 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic



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£42,855 

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Audi's new-generation A4 allroad aims to go where no A4 has gone before. Jonathan Crouch reports.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
A4 ALLROAD ESTATE
45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
PETROL
£42,855.00
A4 ALLROAD ESTATE
45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
PETROL
£44,250.00

Ten Second Review

Fancy an A4 Avant with extra road presence and ability in slippery conditions? If the answer is yes, you'll be wanting an A4 allroad. This is Audi's alternative to a full-blown SUV and for the majority of buyers who never undertake challenging off-road trips, it could be preferable.

Background

Audi has been churning out four-wheel-drive estate cars for quite a while but there's a distinction between the basic quattro Avants, as Audi nomenclature refers to them, and the allroad line. An allroad goes further in making Audi's impressive quattro 4x4 system appropriate for off-road use. We're not talking about rock-strewn mountainsides or extreme wilderness river crossings here but the kind of unmade roads and muddy tracks that owners might encounter. A standard A4 quattro could tackle such terrain but there would be a greater chance of it sustaining damage. The A4 allroad has a raised ride height and body-protection measures to help it come through this kind of use unscathed. The original version came out in 2009 but this new generation version is lighter, more efficient and features more extrovert, individual design.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
154
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
184
Engine and Drive Train
CC
1984
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
NORTH SOUTH
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
7 SPEED
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
WLTP - MPG - Comb
34.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
8.1
General
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
33E
Badge Power
245
Badge Engine CC
2.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Coin Series
Sport
Coin Description
T FSI Quattro
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Performance
Engine Power - BHP
245
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
6.1
Top Speed
154
Engine Power - KW
180
Engine Power - RPM
5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
273
Engine Torque - NM
370
Engine Torque - RPM
1600
Engine Torque - MKG
37.7
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
Second Act
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
5 V SPOKE
Tyre Size Rear
245/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Tyre Size Front
245/45 R18
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase
2818
Width (including mirrors)
2022
Height (including roof rails)
1493
Length
4762
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1615
Gross Vehicle Weight
2200
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
58
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1900
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
585
No. of Seats
5
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Driving Experience

The engine range is loaded with familiar Audi units. Petrol buyers get a 2.0-litre TFSI unit with a 252PS output, but most will want to fuel from the black pump. The TDI diesel range kicks off with a 2.0-litre TDI 150PS unit, an engine also offered in 190PS guise. From a standing start, the 190PS variant gets to 62mph in 7.8 seconds. Top speed is 136 mph. Pokier options are provided by 3.0 TDI models with 218 or 272PS outputs. Naturally, quattro all-wheel drive is standard on all models. The quattro drive set-up is partnered with the updated wheel-selective torque control system, which is active on any surface. Depending on the engine, there is a choice of a manual six-speed transmission, the seven-speed S tronic auto or an eight-speed tiptronic auto. This A4 allroad is a little better off piste than before. Ride height has been increased by 23mm and larger wheels compared with the Audi A4 Avant provide an additional 34mm of ground clearance. As an alternative to the standard suspension, this model is available for the first time with optional suspension with damper control. Sensors measure the movements of all four wheels plus lateral and longitudinal acceleration. The damper characteristic adapts accordingly to the surface conditions and the driving situation. The results are enhanced handling with even greater comfort and impressive off-road capability. Furthermore, the driver can push a button to choose the default setting of the suspension in Audi drive select and call up the desired handling characteristics at any time.

Design and Build

The A4 allroad certainly looks more SUV-like this time round, powerfully flared wheel arches and a re-styled rear bumper attracting attention. These are finished in matt structure grey or painted in the body colour. The robust underbody guard and the rear diffuser are finished in selenite silver. The distinctive front end with jagged headlights, unique bumper and model-specific air intakes underscores this car's now more extrovert character. Vertical chrome slats adorn the sculpted Singleframe grille, while allroad badges decorate the front wings and the tailgate. The higher roof rails round out the typical allroad look. Plus there's the option of Audi's clever Matrix LED headlights. At the wheel, there aren't many changes over any ordinary A4 Avant - but that's no bad thing. That means a classy fascia with its distinctive continuous air vent strip. Out back, the luggage compartment offers 505-litres of storage space in the standard configuration. Total capacity with the rear seats folded down and loaded to the roof is 1,510-litres. An optional rail and load-securing kit makes it easier to transport individual objects. A power luggage compartment cover and the electric drive for the tailgate are standard. With the optional sensor control, the driver can open and close the lid via a foot gesture.
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