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Audi A4 Allroad Quattro Wagon (2013)

by Barry Green,reviewed June 2013

It’s the first time in the Australian market for the new A4 Allroad and it will only be available in limited numbers.

Audi has taken the A4 Avant wagon with Quattro all-wheel-drive and raised ground clearance to 180mm, added wheel arch flares, stainless steel underbody cladding, and equipped the ESC and ABS systems with off-road modes.

The turbo-diesel engine responds well, though off-the-line performance can feel slightly hesitant due to initial turbo-lag.

There’s enough grunt in reserve for highway passing, too. The seven-speed DSG-style gearbox has normal and sport modes, plus manual shifts accessed via the lever or paddle shifters on the wheel. Sport mode tends to hold lower gears a little too long at times.

Roadholding is confident and grippy through twists and turns, over hill and down dale. It felt equally secure traversing muddy, rain-soaked unsealed forestry tracks.

Brakes can seem a little ‘sudden’ at low speeds, lacking sufficient initial pedal progression.

Inside and out, the Allroad’s fit and finish is up to Audi’s usual impeccable standard. The cargo area is usefully large and includes six metal tie-down eyes for restraining loads, and sports a power-operated tailgate.

Allroad’s car-like styling and road manners make it a smart alternative to more traditionally-styled SUVs, including Audi’s own Q5, for light-duty adventuring.

Audi A4 Allroad Quattro Wagon 2013

For

Good handling, standard features, high quality finish

Against

Initial turbo-lag, low speed brake progression

Key features

Three-zone climate-control, 17” alloys, auto stop/start system, bluetooth, CD/DVD, leather trim, navigation, keyless entry/start, rear view camera and front/rear park sensors, tyre pressure monitoring, power front seats, electronic differential lock

Safety

Dual front/front and rear outer side/curtain airbags, electronic stability/traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist

Car Details

Vehicle make Audi
Vehicle model A4 Allroad Quattro Wagon
Vehicle type Medium Over $50,000
Year 2013
Price when new $69,900 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 2.0-litre, common-rail turbo-diesel, 4-cyl
Max power 130kW @ 4700rpm
Max torque 380Nm @ 1750-2500rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 8.1 sec (claimed)
Economy ADR 6.0 litres/100km
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.