Audi A4 Allroad 3.0 TDi / 218 Quattro, is the best Audi A4?

Beyond its atrezzo, the Audi A4 Allroad seems also hide an evolution in other areas that elevate refinement to even higher levels than other A4.

We tested the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-Tronic

We tested the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-Tronic

We tested the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-Tronic

We tested the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-Tronic

About 3.7 cm Additional height from the ground by the effect of a springs and equipment of different wheel and a specific decoration could summarize the differences Audi A4 Allroad regarding the Audi A4 Avant "normal". But there is much more field work, starting with a delicious tuning damping, by filtering capacity, which it will be difficult to find in many other far more specialized SUV in the field. It is clear that the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro still not a car adventures, but breaks, the most common uses to which many other SUVs are for looking more like a SUV and ability to escape, but not always with the best balance on the road. And in the case of this Audi A4 Allroad new, has been opinions for all between the different components of writing, Maybe because I think many will rise to it with a normal chip A4 Avant: These, damping has seemed overly flexible and more understeer behavior.

Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-TronicAudi A4: Allroad Avant to 1,600 euros

And yes, it is true that center of gravity higher and greater cushioning path -subsanable, incidentally, with variable settings, worth 1,245 euros make the Audi A4 Allroad is somewhat less agile the rest of the Audi A4 AWD; that body recover more slowly between curves or what; and even at the end of braking at a traffic light, for example, still be pending a pair of longitudinal swings until the body stops to complete. That’s the hue, the difference between reaching and touching very, very closely perfection. For those who still travel with child seats in the rear seats and we intend to distribute to more or less equal parts pleasure of driving a car or be a mere occupant, I guarantee you there are not many cars that are equally comfortable, quiet and refined. 1,660 euros is the price of this "transformation" A4 Avant a Allroad more versatile from different points of view, is entering the passenger compartment or take advantage of that quality that brings his name: abandon, even for a mere dirt track, black asphalt. This is where truly discover the degree of development of this new generation A4 Allroad.

Quattro Traction: Present and Future

In leading brands such as Audi you can run the risk of a continuous arrival of new technologies, and this new generation of the Audi A4 is one of the best examples. his new Ultra Quattro all-wheel drive Here we tell you how it works in more detail- It is only present in the range in the 2.0 TFSI, so for granted that sooner or later will end up supplanting "classical" Quattro traction carrying cars with engine longitudinal mark the four rings, including, also with occasional differences depending on the engine. It will be more predictive and will have greater participation in the dynamics of the car, but fundamentally, it will provide greater efficiency to have clutches that disengage the full transmission when no need push the rear axle or the car is coasting.

But speaking of efficiency, tap again share comments from other components of writing, in this case, our technical center, surprised consumption figures achieved by this version with 6 large cylinders behind. I do not know what will come to refine the said drive Quattro Ultra when it comes, name that certainly does have this engine 218 hp V6 There is another identical range with 272 hp compared with 245 hp 3.0 TDi of the outgoing range – whose consumption figures are truly amazing for a car with 1,800 kg at stake: 7,0 l / 100 km consumption is always rigorous in the city; 5,5 l / 100 km is spending on road. It is a further evolution of this generation, you know, and the new MLB platform under its body. But there are many others in different areas. For example, the Audi Drive Select hides a new way Off-road adjusting control parameters for stability and ESP improve the efficiency of the brakes on slippery surfaces, is dirt, mud or snow. asphalt It has proven to be a great Tensioner: less than 73 meters to stop from 140 km / h.

Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-TronicAudi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDi S-Tronic: Exquisite engine

Back to the engine, I will not deny that the 2.0 TDi 190 hp 48000 euros with identical transmission and changes- box is that good balance in the range if you want a diesel engine. But if not only appreciate, but you value and you can afford to spend the extra 4,790 euros it costs "basic" the V6 Diesel, You’ve added the direct quality that have car and chassis to achieve glory. Supersoft, exquisitely isolated though the engine alone has an exceptional acoustic, elastic like a rubber band … Not what overflows its power even though their benefits are magnificent, but its refinement, a value added that perhaps can only quantify sensations. Elasticity and high torque figure, the engine will not have any trouble moving from just idling, a seventh gear that now moves a development of 72 km / h, instead of the 67 the previous 3.0 TDi 245 hp, partly key excellent records consumption. A4 Allroad that for capacity and qualities it meets unmatched versatility between vehicle body equivalent not necessarily SUV- and, in the case of this version, it is simply the excellence.

In a nutshell:

Acceleration. Running runs her own, but not its speed so surprising. Its V6 TDi worth its weight in gold for those who, above all, Rate exquisite mechanical touch, good acoustics and high refinement. But here the figures: 0-100 km / h in 6.8 s, 400 m and 1,000 m 14.9 s 27.6 s.

Change. Two V6 in the range and two different changes: A 8-speed Tiptronic for 272 hp and the S-Tronic 7-speed for 3.0 TDi tested with 218 hp. Both very fast and very smooth.

consumptions. TDi name, surnamed Ultra, which involves a lot of work oriented miminizar emissions. The new Stop&Start the motor below 7 km / h. His figures: 7.0 and 5.5 l / 100 km city and highway, respectively. 6,1 l / 100 km average fuel consumption is.

Braking. All new A4 are serving very well this year: 67.8 m for lighter A4 sedan, Avant 69.5 m for a 3.0 V6. For Audi A4 Allroad the 3.0 TDi Quattro S-Tronic, 72.6 m from 140 km / h

Overtaking. Touch relaunch over 1,800 kilos, but when you have under your right foot so hard, a proverbial elasticity and a very fast change is so easy: 4.84 seconds to go from 80 to 120 km / h in D.

Sonority. Isolated and bolted himself as A6, A4 refinement, even in its highest and less streamlined version Allroad, imposes references to actual and measurable level, or perceived quality. Your details: 63, 67.8 and 69 dB at 100, 120 and 140 km / h.

Trunk. Neither Mercedes nor BMW body design their family obsessed with load capacity, and Audi is no exception: its 425 liters is, for its size, scarce, although gate, shapes and space on the quarterdeck provide extra functionality.

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