Back in the 2006, clients could come into a U.S. Audi showroom and then opt between an A4 Avant, an A3 five-door hatchback as well as the A6-based Allroad also an A6 Avant. Even with reviewers’ best attempts, the wagons also hatchbacks still are not become the best in the segment. First the Allroad is gone, as well as the A4 also the A3 hatchback and the A6 Avants are gone away within the next year. But fortunately for those consumers who are not an SUV-inclined, Audi is revealing their new Allroad for 2013, this time the 2013 Audi Allroad is based on the A4 platform.
The coming back of the Allroad is actually a cosmetic/trim variant of the A4 Avant with a slight raise in drive height (1.5 inches) as well as track, also another 4 grand in the money (in this case is $40,495 for the base Premium package), not to sound misanthropically. At which place the Ur-Allroad had massive composite cladding on the forepart and back clips, rocker boards also wheel arches, the 2013 Audi Allroad has a bit less long-lived friction-fit plastic wheel-arch trim, also a lot of really pretty as well as dumb stainless-steel slip plates.
The 2013 Audi Allroad is just a bit larger than the 2006 A6-based vehicle supposing that it is based on Audi’s smaller platform, also it has a far more gas effective, but less mighty, engine. The latest Allroads were fitted with the well-known 250 hp, twin turbo 2.7-liter V-6 or the 300 hp, 4.2-liter V-8. The new Allroad is equipped by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 with 211 hp. In an interesting manner, the 2.0 liter give out the similar 258 lb-ft of torque as the previous 2.7 liter, but drops just less than the 4.2 liter’s peak 280 lb-ft.
The 2013 Audi Allroad doesn’t get lots of direct rival. About the merely vehicle going raised bumper to raised bumper is the Volvo XC70 which is based on the Volvo’s V70 wagon. Surprisingly, 2008 was the final time we reviewed one of these great cars. The 235-hp, 3.2-liter I-6-powered Volvo seems materially cost less on the paper with a basic price of $33,825 rivaled to the Audi’s $40,495. But when we begin adding some appliance such as the sunroof, AWD, leather interior as well as power seats – all of them are regular items on the Allroad – the price is vastly levels out with the naturally influenced Volvo. For equivalence, the basic A6 Allroad was tagged at $40,900 price.
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