In 1999, Audi found a great way to make the A6 Avant even more practical by giving it standard Quattro and jacking up the ride height for extra ground clearance. In addition, the midsize wagon went through some styling changes to denote its outdoorsy nature as the designers gave the long-roof model plastic body cladding and beefed up the wheel arches. The engineers had their work cut out for them considering the A6 Allroad was fitted with air suspension as standard equipment.
To celebrate two decades since the launch of the original Allroad, Audi unveiled a special edition of the fourth-generation A6 Allroad. Suitably called the “20 years allroad” edition, the fancy version has now been filmed by splice77 at a dealership in Kista, Sweden, flaunting its beautiful specification. The car featured in the adjacent video is finished in Gavial Green, an Allroad-specific hue introduced with the latest A6 Allroad as a nod to the original model that was offered in a similar appearance.
Alternatively, the A6 Allroad 20 years allroad can be had in Soho Brown or Glacier White. Regardless of the paint you go for, the rugged wagon comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels designed specifically for this special version. Audi throws in the black styling package as standard, which includes the side mirror caps and the Four Rings.
As far as the interior is concerned, the lifted A6 wagon in the 20 years allroad specification gets black sports seats with leather / Alcantara upholstery, along with illuminated door sill trims and aluminum inlays.
Being an A6 Allroad for the European market, it means the special edition comes equipped with a diesel engine. The one featured in the adjacent video is the base “45 TDI” with the turbodiesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 231 horsepower and 500 Newton-meters (369 pound-feet) of torque. Even though it’s only the entry-level TDI, it still allows the big and heavy wagon to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in a respectable 6.7 seconds and top out at 155 mph (250 km/h).
This fancy version builds upon an already desirable car as we strongly believe the A6 Allroad is the ideal SUV alternative. It has a ground clearance of 139 mm (5.5 in) while offering loads of room for passengers and their cargo, which makes us wonder why anyone would go for a Q model. To each their own I guess…