- Based on the A6 Avant, the Allroad version gets a raised ride height and additional body cladding.
- Audi might bring the A6 sedan to India sometime next year, but the Allroad version won’t make it to our shores.
Audi is back at the Nurburgring with A6 test mule, but this time, it is the rugged Allroad variant. The test mule spied just outside the Green Hell has shed a lot of camouflage from its previous sighting. This means the reveal of the high-riding A6 is just around the corner.
The production-ready prototype now only has covered the essential cladding which is present all around the body. But the raised ride-height is instantly visible and apart from the Avant-like styling. Design wise there won’t be any drastic changes to the Allroad, neither will there be an addition to the hardware to make it more potent where the roads end. The increased ride height combined with the estate’s spacious cabin makes the Allroad one of the most practical.
Even under the skin, the powertrain will be carried over from the Avant. Unless Audi plans a surprise for the Allroad’s reprise with the new model. Until then, it is safe to assume that under the hood of the A6 Allroad will be the sedan’s 3.0-litre V6 TFSI which puts out around 340bhp. This motor will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission. There might be additional rear-differential for the Allroad to boost its off-road credentials.
Audi might reveal the A6 Allroad either late this year or early next year. It will continue to be an alternative to the likes of Volvo V90 Cross Country and Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain. Similar to the older A6 Allroad, we don’t expect the newer one to grace our shores either. But Audi India could change its mind since both its direct rivals are already on sale in India.