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Audi allroad quattro - the best of both worlds
After a 20 year history of four-wheel drive, Audi presents the allroad quattro. For the ﬁrst time, a production model with off-road capability. The Audi allroad quattro is the synthesis of the classic estate and the traditional off-road vehicle. It combines the outstanding driving dynamics of the Audi A6 with the off-road capability of a four-wheel drive. The Audi allroad quattro is the embodiment of a new vehicle category, the so-called “allroader”.
Featuring the proven quattro drive, the improved running gear with ”4-level air suspension”, the optional ”low range” additional shift stage and the changes to the bodywork and the interior, the Audi allroad quattro combines two previously separate vehicle categories thereby offering ”the best of both worlds”.
The roof has the same rib structure as the underride protection It forms an independent design element together with the paint work, which has been kept in the silk matt contrasting colour. The chunky bumpers, also highlighted in a contrasting colour, and the prominent plastic wheel arches emphasise the off-road qualities of the allroad quattro and offer protection in minor collisions.
In the special aluminium ﬁnish option the roof rail, the trim strip on the tailgate and the door cladding strips in aluminium are silk matt and the side window surrounds are highly-polished aluminium (production: all in contrasting colour).
The integral stainless steel underride protection, in the front and rear bumpers, matches the aluminium ﬁnish and offers protection against ground contact. It is also reinforced on the inside with a plastic honeycomb structure. In terms of appearance, the underride protection is a design element which emphasises the off-road capabilities of the Audi allroad quattro.
Extra large exterior mirrors on both sides ensure good all-round vision, particularly off road.The aluminium wheels and tyres have also been newly developed, exclusively for the allroad quattro. Together with the other design features, they complement the strong, robust image of the allroad quattro. Further information can be found under Wheels/ tires, from page 28 on.
A unique interior design has been created for the allroad quattro. Attention should be drawn to the seats, which have been newly developed for off-road use. They combine great lateral stability with excellent seating comfort and offer the driver good support for sporty cornering or in heavy, off-road terrain.
4-level air suspension
To design a vehicle which is ideal for on and off-road use, would appear to be impossible. Usually, the strengths of the off-road vehicle are deﬁnite weaknesses with regard to road use.