New Audi A6 Allroad spied testing

Forthcoming four-wheel-drive Audi A6 Allroad spotted in disguise

The new Audi A6 Allroad has been spotted testing ahead of its public reveal later this year. The rugged four-wheel-drive estate version of the new A6 was snapped as Audi put the car through its paces in snowy conditions.

With many of the details hidden under a dizzying camouflage wrap (and some snow cover), the car in these images looks similar to the standard A6. However, it’s clear that the Allroad model will feature a higher ground clearance to tackle rough terrain.

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It will also come with wider wheel arches in protective black cladding and chunky black roof rails. The grille and both bumpers will also be redesigned to look different from the two-wheel-drive A6 Avant, and the car will feature plenty of Allroad branding. The Allroad model will be a direct alternative to the Volvo V90 Cross Country and Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain, and could be tempting if you want all-weather ability without an SUV bodystyle.

Engine options are likely to be a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine and a 3.0-litre diesel engine, which produce 340bhp and 286bhp respectively in the Audi A6 saloon. Both will be linked to an automatic gearbox. The entry-level 2.0-litre engines are unlikely to be offered, as the Allroad has historically been a high-spec model.

Inside, the Allroad will share most (if not all) of the A6’s interior components. Expect a truly opulent level of equipment, including heated leather seats, four-zone climate control and Audi’s advanced parking system. Thanks to incredible build quality and plenty of sound insulation, you’ll be cocooned from the conditions outside.

We expect Audi to officially reveal the A6 Allroad in the next couple of months. Price, on-sale date and the exact specification of the car will arrive around the same time.

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