The Audi A6 Allroad could be our new favorite jacked-up wagon

Lifted estates are awesome
by Tom Harrison | Jun 7, 2019
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Welcome to the new Audi A6 Allroad—a lifted, all-wheel-drive wagon aimed squarely at the kind of people who want all the off-road ability of an SUV, but not the size or image. We like this kind of people.

And we like this kind of car. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain is tremendous, and so is the Volvo V90 Cross Country. The Audi has a tough fight on its hands to better them.

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On sale from August for around £55,000 (roughly P3.61 million), the Allroad gets adaptive air suspension as standard. In its highest setting, you get 45mm more ride height than a normal A6 Avant at speeds of up to 35kph. ‘Off-road’ mode is available up to around 80kph and gives a 30mm lift, meanwhile at speeds of more than 120kph, the ride height is lowered by 15mm for better aero.

There’s hill-descent control to take care of braking down steep slopes, a feature within the infotainment system that shows you the angle of nearby slopes (and warns you if it thinks you’re about to tip over), and more underbody protection. Meanwhile, wheel-arch trims, special roof rails, and various other subtle changes set Allroads apart from normal A6 versions. Inside is as before—meaning much space and a twin-screen infotainment system.

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Engines are standard Audi—two 3.0-liter diesel V6s, both with all-wheel drive (of course), eight-speed automatic gearboxes, and mild-hybrid tech. The 45 TDI gets 228hp and 594Nm for 0-100kph in 6.7sec and a 250kph top speed. Adequate. But the one you want is the 50 TDI, which gets 282hp and 735Nm, and does 0-100kmph in 5.9sec.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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