For ten years, Audi has built an allroad variant of the Audi A4 Avant – in its latest version it remains the top all-rounder for on-road and off-road driving. Thanks to its standard quattro all-wheel drive and increased ground clearance, the A4 allroad quattro combines high ride comfort with good off-road qualities. 2020 Audi A4 allroad quattro B9.
The Audi A4 allroad sets itself apart from the A4 Avant with characteristic details.
The bumpers at the front and rear, the wide wheel arch trims and the side sill come in the color structured gray as standard. As an option, Audi can supply them in Manhattan gray or in body color; there are silver inlays for the sills. The underbody protection gleams in silver; while the diffuser insert comes in matt black. An “allroad” logo decorates the tailgate – the raised roof rails completes the robust look.
At market launch, the Audi A4 allroad quattro will be available with a 45 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI with 180 kW (245 metric hp) and an S tronic transmission. Two further diesel engine variants will follow later.
With all of the allroad variants, the engine torque is transferred to all four wheels – but in different ways. While the 45 TFSI uses the seven-speed S tronic and the quattro drive with ultra technology, the two engine variants deploying later will feature the quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
The suspension of the Audi A4 allroad quattro displays some special characteristics. Together, the ride height, which has been slightly increased compared with the Audi A4 Avant, and the larger wheels provide an additional 35 millimeters (1.4 in) of ground clearance. The track has been widened by 6 millimeters (0.2 in) at the front and 11 millimeters (0.4 in) at the rear. As an alternative to the standard suspension, a suspension with damper control is available that is managed by the electronic chassis platform (ECP).
In the Audi A4 allroad quattro, Audi drive select is equipped with extended functions. The driver can choose from the profiles comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, individual (only with the MMI plus) and offroad. The latter program combines the functions of traction control, stabilization control, ABS and hill descent control. One push of the button in the MMI operating system is enough to convert all of the systems to off-road conditions. The standard equipment of the Audi A4 allroad quattro includes 17-inch wheels – Audi and Audi Sport offer variants up to 19-inches in size as options. The internally ventilated brake discs on the front axle measure up to 338 millimeters (13.3 in) in diameter.
As in the A4 Avant, the luggage compartment has a capacity of 495 liters (17.5 cu ft) – this increases to 1,495 liters (52.8 cu ft) with the rear seats folded down and cargo loaded to the roof. The power luggage compartment cover and the electric drive for the tailgate are standard. A sensor control, a swivel trailer hitch, a folding mat and the load-securing kit with rail system are available on request.
The remainder of the equipment for the Audi A4 allroad quattro as well as the colors and materials in the interior are identical to the offer for the Audi A4 Avant. Here, too, it is possible to choose between the basic, design selection and S line interior package lines. Customers have been able to order the A4 allroad quattro with a 45 TFSI with 180 kW (245 metric hp) since June 2019 starting from 50,100 euros.