Audi has just unveiled the new 2013 A6 Allroad, after the brand with the four-ring logo introduced the A4 Allroad earlier this week at Detroit Motor Show.
The new A6 Allroad is 4.94 meters (16.21 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 ft) wide and 1.47 meters (4.82 ft) tall, making it a few millimeters bigger than the station wagon variant.
It follows the Audi ultra-lightweight construction principle familiar from the sedan, with aluminum components making up roughly 20 percent of its body. Total vehicle weight has been reduced by as much as 70 kilograms (154 lb) compared with the previous model.
Stainless steel protects the underbody at the front and rear and the exhaust system ends in two large, flattened tailpipes; 18-inch five-arm alloys come as standard.
In Europe, the new Allroad will be offered with four turbocharged petrol engines, and three turbodiesel options.
The 3.0 TFSI, which is boosted by a mechanically driven compressor, produces 228 kW (310 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates the A6 allroad quattro from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.9 seconds.
The three variants of the 3.0 TDI produce 150 kW (204 hp), 180 kW (245 hp) and 230 kW (313 hp); torque values are 450, 580 and 650 Nm (331.90, 427.79 and 479.42 lb-ft).
The entry-level version consumes on average just 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (38.56 US mpg), corresponding to 159 g CO2/km (255.89 g/mile).
Sending drive to all four wheels is either an eight-speed automatic or seven-speed dual clutch.
Like in most all-wheel drive Audis these days, the Quattro drive system is paired with torque vectoring.
The new Audi A6 allroad quattro will be available in Germany from spring 2012. The 3.0 TDI developing 150 kW (204 hp) has a list price of €54,600.