New 2019 Audi A6 Allroad estate revealed

New A6 Allroad gets revised engine range, mild-hybrid tech and optional rear-wheel steering

The new Audi A6 Allroad estate has been revealed. Based on the current A6 Avant estate, the new Allroad gets enhanced off-road tech, rugged styling and a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain. It will go on sale in August with a starting price of around £55,000.

The A6 Allroad is equipped with an array of off-road tech over the standard A6 estate model, including hill-descent control that limits the speed of the car on steep downward slopes, and tilt-angle assist, which warns the driver if the car is at risk of tipping over. Other changes include reworked braking and traction control systems, which improve the car’s off-road performance.

Further changes to the standard Audi A6 include adaptive suspension and a raised ride-height with increased ground clearance. The suspension automatically adjusts the ride height depending on the car’s speed and the conditions. Rear-wheel steering is also available as an optional extra.

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The exterior of the A6 Allroad gives it off-road credentials with the addition of wider black plastic wheel arch extensions, new side skirts, and redesigned front and rear bumpers. There’s cladding on the underside of the car to protect the mechanicals when off-roading. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard, with larger 21-inch versions available as a cost option.

Interior equipment levels are similar to the existing A6 and A7 models, with a 10.1-inch infotainment screen and 8.6-inch digital climate control display fitted as standard. Cabin tech upgrade options include a 12.3-inch digital dial cluster, upgraded sat nav, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability.

Additional interior options include heated and ventilated front seats, a head-up display and a panoramic glass sunroof.

Like the A6 Avant estate, the A6 Allroad offers a 565-litre boot with the rear seats in place, which can be increased to 1,680-litres with the rear seats folded flat. The rear seats also offer 40:20:40 split-folding functionality to increase boot space when carrying rear passengers.

The A6 Allroad is only available with a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, which comes in three different power outputs. The entry-level 45 TDI produces 228bhp and gets from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds, with the mid-level 282bhp 50 TDI reducing the 0-62mph time to 5.9 seconds. The range-topping 55 TDI produces 342bhp, getting the Allroad from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.

All three versions of the car feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro four-wheel-drive system. The handling can be enhanced further still with an optional torque-vectoring rear differential.

The diesel engine is assisted by Audi’s mild-hybrid system, which consists of a 48-volt belt driven alternator starter, a lithium-ion battery pack and an energy recovery system. This is capable of sending up to 8kW of recovered energy to the battery pack under deceleration, allowing the A6 Allroad to be driven on pure-electric power at speeds of up to 14mph.

This system helps to reduce the emissions of the 45 TDI and 50 TDI variants to 156g/km with a fuel economy figure of 47.9mpg. The most powerful 55 TDI model can achieve fuel economy of up to 42.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 172g/km.

Do you want to know more about the current Audi A6 range? Read our in-depth reviews of the A6 saloon, and the A6 Avant estate.

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