Thread: Audi Allroad Quattro test numbers from Insidelinem 0-60 in 6.8, 1/4 mile in 15.2@90, and .83g skidpad - A4 Avant better?
08-21-2012, 02:57 AM #1
Audi Allroad Quattro test numbers from Insidelinem 0-60 in 6.8, 1/4 mile in 15.2@90, and .83g skidpad - A4 Avant better?
Audi for some reason decided to replace its A4 Avant with the Audi Allroad which is also based on the A4. The Allroad was previously based on the A6. The A4 Avant was lower to the ground and more of a street car. The Allroad is supposed to have some offroad capability which sort of bridges the gap between wagon and SUV. Basically, this is a raised A4 Wagon with plates under the body to protect it when offroading and softer suspension.
The car comes with a 2.0T motor putting out 211 horsepower which is not much to move the 3891 pound curb weight. Audi claims 0-60 in 6.5 but Insideline hit 6.8. Usually automakers are conservative with their numbers so it's surprising to see Audi overrating the Allroad by this much. The 1/4 mile goes by in firstname.lastname@example.org. Paltry performance in this day and age.
This car is aimed at people who do not want an SUV but want more off roading ability than the A4 Avant offered. How many people is that exactly? The A4 Avant was lower and handled better while still offering Quattro. It does not make too much sense to cancel selling it in the USA for a raised version of the same thing. Audi sees a business case for the Allroad however so this is what we have. It definitely is not a performance wagon and if we are to have wagons forced on us we would prefer the RS ones to this.
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