Audi says its A6 allroad quattro is ‘a very versatile Avant’ (wagon), pointing to an ability to handle rougher road surfaces, thanks primarily to a host of adjustable ride height settings.
While Cape York is probably out of the question, we suspect potential buyers wouldn’t be put off too much.
Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre TDI (turbo-diesel) engine, which gets its 180kW of power and massive 580Nm of torque from 1750rpm down on the ground through a seven-speed, dual-clutch S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive.
Audi claims 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds, a time we wouldn’t doubt.
Despite this sort of muscle, the ADR fuel consumption average is 6.3 litres/100 km, a significant 16 percent less usage over the previous model.
The three-setting adaptive air suspension results in a quality ride, regardless of road surface. The seats, well shaped and bolstered to support and comfort, offer a diversity of adjustment. And there is space aplenty – 565 litres of capacity with the rear seats in place, 1680 with them folded.
Extra features on the 150-run limited edition to what is already a bristling equipment inventory include special 20” alloy wheels, four-zone airconditioning, choice of four metallic or pearl paint colours, heated front seats, Milano leather seats and tailgate with electric opening and closing function.