A few weeks back, we learned that Audi would indeed be making an A6 Allroad. We had some insider information that indicated that not only would the Audi A6 Allroad be made but it would make its way to the U.S. market. It’s not an Avant but we’ll take whatever we can get, I guess. Thankfully, it should look pretty good, as indicated by these new spy photos that have recently surfaced. (We don’t own the photos but they can be seen here).
Even though it’s an Audi A6 Allroad, evidenced by its taller ride height, it doesn’t look all that different from an Audi A6 Avant. We’re sure it will have the same sort of plastic body cladding that all Allroads get to make them seem like off-roaders but it’s covered up by camouflage in these photos. Even with the taller ride height, though, this A6 Allroad doesn’t seem too tall and it doesn’t look ridiculous. In fact, it looks surprisingly good.
It has good bones, which helps. The standard Audi A6 Avant is a great looking car and could be the best looking wagon in its segment. You can tell Audi understood this, as it hasn’t seemed to have changed much for Allroad-duty. It still gets the sporty front fascia as-standard, with its larger air intakes and angular headlights. It also still has the flared rear wheel arches, dubbed the “Quattro fender“. So despite its pseudo-off-road nature, it looks quite sporty.
Mechanically, it shouldn’t be any different from the standard A6 Avant, either. While the Audi A4 Allroad gets the brand’s new Quattro Ultra system, which is basically just front-wheel drive until it detects wheel slippage and isn’t true Quattro, we don’t expect the A6 Allroad to get that treatment. It should get proper Quattro as-standard. That would make it more off-road capable than the A4 Allroad, even if that’s still not very capable.
Thankfully, this Audi A6 Allroad should be coming to America, from what we understand. While it’s not a proper A6 Avant, it’s about as close as it can get. Plus, enthusiasts can buy the A6 Allroad, put it on lower coilovers and swap out the plastic body cladding and, viola, it’s an A6 Avant.
Side note: Audi should just sell regular Avants in America but change the name to “Allroad” and offer an off-road package that jacks the ride height up and gives it that silly rugged-looking body cladding. American buyers would never know the difference and still think it’s outdoorsy, thanks to its name. Your welcome, Audi.