The all new crossover that is not an SUV 2016 Audi A4 allroad has been announced to reach dealerships in Great Britain starting June, with eager future owners able to place their orders starting the end of April.
One of the most important novelties on the Audi A4 allroad is the one of a kind quattro system designed with “ultra” fuel saving technology – still using a Torsen differential it can make do without the rear diff and the two prop shafts at the back by decoupling them under light work conditions. This is going to drop the average fuel consumption by around five percent. Additionally the, A4 also brings a new kind of stop-start system which is also able to decouple the engine from the transmission if the speed falls below 4 mph. The first engine to get this new ultra quattro system is the 2.0 TFSI which delivers 252 PS and is pretty much the most used Audi engine in America.
It appears the TDI diesel engines and the powertrains using a manual gearbox will also make the transition to the new quattro system. In the UK, the engines available include the 2.0 TDI in its two power versions: 150 or 190 PS. The latter can be linked to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The A4 allroad can also be equipped with the large 3.0 TDI V6 delivering 218 PS, the same one as seen on the Q7 TDI ultra. The flagship version will be the 272 PS version which is also the only one to use an 8-speed automatic transmission.