Audi A4 Allroad Video Review
The Audi A4 Allroad Quattro may be named “Allroad”, but most of the time, it will be on the road doing what all the normal A4’s do. Well, luckily, it does. “Smooth” is the word that really describes the ride of the Allroad Quattro best. It provides an exceptionally comfortable and sheltered drive, and absorbs the potholes in our crumbling road services while gripping just as a Quattro badged car should.
The highlights of our test car was the excellent three-liter V6 turbo diesel engine. The six-cylinder unit is silky smooth, especially as it’s mated to an excellent eight-speed automatic gearbox, shifting gears in such a way as you hardly notice it. It gives a really refined feeling to the driving experience, and it isn’t lacking in power either. 272 PS means the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro is rapid. 62 miles per hour comes up in just five and a half seconds, so overtaking is a breeze.
The engine comes in pretty handy off-road too. Yes, the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro has a slightly higher ground clearance than the standard A4, but it’s still no Q7. That said, it handles some gentle off-roading very well indeed, and can deal with far more than a normal saloon or estate car can. Rocky, rough surfaces with small ruts, fields or mud, just put it into the allroad mode and off you go.
The Audi A4 Allroad Quattro has always been a quirky looking car, but it’s never looked as handsome as it does now. Sure, the rough and ready looking body cladding still seems strange to see stuck to an A4 estate, but there’s no denying it’s a strong and classy-looking car, and so it should be given its premium status. It has an aura of SUV about it. It looks expensive, it feels expensive, but it’s still an estate, and as such, it’s actually a bit more superior than an SUV or a standard Audi A4.
It’s very lovely inside too, yet another superb interior crafted by Audi. Those beautiful and supportive leather seatings go with the excellent materials that the dash and switch gear is constructed from. It all feels incredibly well put together and very luxurious. Our test car also featured a useful 360-degree viewing system for help with parking and in creeping out of junctions, as well as Audi’s new virtual cockpit, allowing for a customizable gauge and dial cluster behind the steering wheel. It’s a brilliant set-up. Of course, there are a ton of toys available as optional extras, but the standard interior space is pretty awesome anyway. Audi just doesn’t do low-quality interiors.
Audi has created a superb car. Of that, there can be no doubt. It does everything you need a car to do and more, and has style to boot. It has little to no rivals in the luxury off-road estate car sector, and as such, is something a bit different. Comfortable on the road, accomplished off it, it really is a great choice of car.