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NAIAS 2016: Audi A4 allroad quattro makes world debut

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Audi | posted January 12, 2016 16:25

Audi A4 allroad quattro revealed in Detroit

The Audi A4 allroad quattro has made its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The allroad quattro is essentially the rugged version of the A4 Avant which was revealed last June 2015. The front end of the A4 allroad quattro comes with sharp-looking headlights, an aggressive bumper and a large chrome-plated grill. Audi adds that the vehicle is fitted with model-specific air intakes. Turning at the side, the vehicle is characterized by sharp lines, sloped roofline and flared wheel arches.   

Rear of the Audi A4 allroad quattro

The rear of the A4 allroad quattro is equipped with an underbody guard and a silver painted diffuser. Of note, the vehicle has a higher roof rails and bolder bumper as compared to the A4 Avant model. It is finished off with 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

According to Audi, the ride height of the A4 allroad quattro has been increased by 23mm and gets an additional 34mm of ground clearance.

Interior of the Audi A4 allroad quattro

The interior features Audi’s virtual cockpit, an ambient lighting and an MMI (Multi Media Interface) controller. The A4 allroad quattro also comes with a phone box with inductive charger that offer the latest generation of online infotainment and smartphone connectivity.

In terms of technology, the A4 allroad quattro has predictive efficiency assistant, exit warning system, adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist.

Audi is offering five diesel and one gasoline engine for the A4 allroad quattro with power ranging from 152 PS and 276 PS, up to 27 PS more than the previous model. Power transmission is handled either by a six-speed manual, a seven-speed S tronic or a redesigned eight-speed tiptronic. Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system comes as standard.