2016 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

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If you’re looking for the benefits of an SUV without actually owning one, then your best bet is probably one of Audi’ s Allroad models. They offer all of the amenities of an SUV, like Audi’s awesome Quattro all-wheel drive system and air suspension. This means the car comes ready to tackle rough roads a lot better than most sedans out there. Plus, since the Allroad comes in wagon form, it offers similar cargo space in comparison to your everyday SUV.

Here in the U.S., we are limited to the Audi A4 Allroad, but on the other side of the world, Audi offers the sporty Audi A6 Allroad. Just in time for winter, Audi has released a new trim level for the A6 Allroad, dubbed “Sport,” that makes the car even more sporty. Upgrades offered with the Sport trim include new wheels, new lighting, and even new seats up front.

The A6 Allroad Sport doesn’t benefit from any power upgrades, but the new standard features along with the AWD system and air suspension makes the new Allroad Sport the model to have. That air suspension, by the way, automatically lowers at higher speeds to help reduce aerodynamic drag. Anyway, we decided to look at the new Allroad Sport to see just what makes it that much better, so keep reading to find out all the details.

What makes the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport special

To start off, Audi has added 19-inch, 10-spoke, alloy wheels that are painted in a Matte Titanium finish. Heated and folding mirrors replace the standard side-view mirrors, and all rear glass has been replaced with privacy glass. As you can see from the pictures, the new wheels and privacy glass give the Allroad Sport an absolutely amazing looking. In addition to the wheels, mirrors, and glass, the Allroad Sport has also received new LED headlights (standard models have bi-xenon units,) and to the rear, the Sport has been fitted with sweeping LED turn signals.

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

On the inside, the front seats have been replaced with fully electric sports seats that are wrapped in Valcona leather. Door inserts in the front and rear have received Alcantara treatment. This of course comes along with all of the features of the standard Allroad, like four-zone AC, Audi music interface and what I’ve found to be one of the better navigation systems out there.

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

The A6 Allroad Sport is offered with one of three V-6, diesel engines, which happens to be the determining factor for the car’s price point. The low-end model puts out 219 PS (214.93 horsepower) and hits the bank for £49,455. The next level up puts out 272 PS (268.17 horsepower) for £51,015 and on the high end, the V-6 puts out 320 PS (315.49 horsepower) for £55,825. At current exchange rates, that is $74,408, $76,755, and $83,992, respectively. All variants come at a premium of around £4,000 (just over $6,000 USD) over standard A6 Allroad models. When equipped with the top-of-the-line V-6, the Allroad sport springs to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds – not bad for a station wagon – and top speed is limited at the 155 mph mark.

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

All in all, the Allroad Sport seems like a worth trim upgrade over the standard model. The new wheels, window tint, and lights alone are well worth the premium. The new sport seats, luxurious leather, and Alcantara treatment give the Allroad a sense of luxury and style that you don’t normally find in your everyday station wagon.

Audi A6 Allroad

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

The Audi A6 Quattro was spawned from the A6 Avant back in 1999, but was initially named the Audi Allroad Quattro. It didn’t become known as the A6 Allroad Quattro until the C6-series Allroad models were released in 2006. That generation carried on until 2012 when we got a look at the 2013 A6 Allroad Quattro at the Geneva Motor Show. This generation actually received more than 1,100 new parts that differentiated it from the A6. While the Allroad Quattro always had adjustable air suspension in one form or another, it wasn’t until this generation that the A6 Allroad became a true all-terrain vehicle. It even featured a special finish on the fascias, larger diameter tires and skidplates. Now at the end of 2015, the new Sport trim has been added to the bunch, and should prove to be a true asset to the Allroad lineup.

Press Release

The sure-footed Audi A6 allroad, the quattro all-wheel-driven and air suspended Avant that is already notable as one of the most effective insulators against difficult winter driving conditions, is now available with an enhanced specification that makes it an even more protective and pampering means of weathering the storms.

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

Recently introduced Sport versions of the A6 allroad can be ordered now in time for delivery during the fast-approaching winter months, when the adhesive qualities of the quattro system and the raised ride height afforded by the standard four-level air suspension come into their own. To these, and the many other equipment items included in the standard model, Sport specification adds full LED headlights that replace the bi-xenon units of ‘standard’ A6 allroad models to further enhance visibility in the darkest conditions. A high beam assist function is also added as standard to automatically dip the beam when oncoming traffic is approaching. At the rear in Sport models, dynamic LED turn signals that operate in a sweeping motion increase safety and awareness for other road users.

New 10-spoke design 19-inch alloy wheels with a matt titanium finish, privacy glass and heated and folding mirrors round out the exterior enhancements, while inside sports seats in upgraded Valcona leather with full electric adjustment are complemented by luxurious Alcantara door inserts. These add to an already extensive equipment list that includes features such as SD card navigation, the Audi Music Interface, powered tailgate operation, the Audi parking system plus and deluxe four-zone air conditioning.

Rugged ability in any weather

Adaptive air suspension is fitted to every A6 allroad, endowing it with accomplished all-terrain ability but also a cossetting ride quality that absorbs even the harshest of road imperfections.

A dynamic or comfort mode can be selected using the Audi drive select system, and the suspension automatically adjusts to reduce aerodynamic drag at speeds above 74 mph by lowering the body by 15 mm. When more ground clearance is required, a lift mode can be engaged at the push of a button, raising ride height by 10 mm.

When negotiating more substantial off-road trails, the driver can easily monitor the impressive 20° slope angle and 17° ramp angle capability using the tilt angle display, which can be called up via the central MMI screen. Hill hold assist and hill descent control, which maintains a constant vehicle speed between five and 18 mph, are also standard.

Assistance and safety enhancements

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Sport

Matrix LED headlights can be fitted as an option to dramatically increase the overall range and spread of illumination. A total of 64 separate projectors maintain a constant high beam function without dazzling other road users by electronically dimming segments when oncoming traffic or light sources are detected. The advanced units adapt to shift the light position in corners, while information from the navigation system automatically adjusts the full beam when entering or leaving built-up areas.

A head-up display can furnish the driver with essential information directly in the line of vision to reduce distraction, including speed and route navigation data. Also available is the innovative night vision assistant, which is capable of alerting the driver to people and large animals well in advance by using thermal imaging.

The more practical side of the allroad quattro can be further exploited by fitting a mechanically operated tow bar and a convenience pack, offering further storage and practicality solutions such as hard-wearing floor mats, a through-load facility and a luggage fixing kit.

V6 TDI engine range

A choice of three EU6-compliant six-cylinder TDI engines power the new A6 allroad quattro in standard and Sport specification. The 218 PS and 272 PS engines are mated to a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission, while the 320 PS and 650Nm output of the BiTDI is fed to the wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission.

The latter ensures brisk performance of only 5.5 seconds to 62 mph and a 155 mph limited top speed. Up to 43.5 mpg is achievable, linked to CO2 output of 172 g/km. Combined fuel efficiency increases to a possible 50.4 mpg for the 218 PS and 51.4 mpg for the 272 PS, while CO2 drops to 149 and 145 g/km respectively.