Car reviews - Audi - Allroad - 3.0 TDI 5-dr wagon
Audi's A6 Avant-based Allroad crossover wagon returns in MkII, diesel-only guise
20 Jul 2007
By CHRIS HARRIS
AUDI, like Subaru with its Outback and Volvo’s XC70, believes that some buyers are willing to forgo the bulk of an SUV for a ‘crossover’ that combines all-wheel drive ability with the lightness and litheness of a traditional wagon. Except that it costs around $20,000 more than the equivalent Q7 SUV, the Allroad TDI quattro has all the ingredients to give premium SUVs a real scare. Even as it is, the Audi is a real luxury segment contender anyway.
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Audi's original A6 Avant-based Allroad (the C5) first came Down Under in 184kW/350Nm 2.7-litre turbo petrol V6 guise in February 2001, priced at $99,250. It was followed in May 2002 by the 132kW/370Nm 2.5-litre turbo-diesel V6 variant, priced at $88,070. Then in January 2004 came the 220kW/380Nm 4.2-litre petrol V8 flagship, priced at $108,900. All were mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, with only the 2.7T coming as a (six-speed) manual, with low-range gear ratios.
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