We knew an Audi A6 Allroad was already in the works, as we had an Audi customer get confirmation from the four-ringed brand directly that one would be available for purchase at some point. That same customer informed us that the A6 Allroad would also be coming to America. While we haven’t received confirmation from Audi on that at this point, it’s interesting to note. Though, the Audi A6 Allroad is guaranteed to make it to Europe, as some new spy photos have surfaced of one testing in the snow. (We don’t own the photos but they can be seen here)
In these new spy shots, we see an Audi A6 Avant (pictured above) with a taller ride height, some new trim on the wheel arches, large wheels and aggressive snow tires. So it’s an Allroad for sure.
What’s shocking is that it actually looks good like that. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the Audi Allroad, because it’s typically just an Avant pretending to be an off-roader. But this looks like it could be the best looking one yet.
Maybe it’s the new Audi A6’s styling, with its flared rear wheel arches and aggressive face, that makes this Audi A6 Allroad look good. Or maybe I’m just getting old. Either way, this looks a lot better than the bland A4 Allroad.
Under the skin, it’s still just an Audi A6, though. So it will get the same suite of engines (maybe a more limited selection than the A6 sedan), an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive. Though, it will be interesting to see if the Audi A6 Allroad gets the same Quattro Ultra system as the A4 Allroad, which focuses more on efficiency than grip.
Separating the A6 Allroad from the standard car will just be a higher ride height and the black plastic wheel-arch trim. There may be some protective underbelly lining, to protect vital components from all of the big rocks one might encounter, however doubtful that might actually be.
We’ll see more about the Audi A6 Allroad as it approaches production, and we’ll finally learn whether or not it’s coming to America, but for now we simply know it exists and looks better than expected.