By Nauman Farooq
I have an interesting question to ask; what do you get when you cross-breed a station wagon with a sport utility vehicle?
You get the Audi A4 Allroad.
OK, this isn’t exactly a new concept. Audi has been selling Allroad variants of their A6 model since 2000, and while the model was discontinued from the North American market in 2005, they still sell them in decent numbers in Europe.
Hence the new A4 Allroad is aimed squarely at the European market, with no plans for its introduction in North America at the moment.
However, if you are moving to Europe and are provided a car allowance, you might be interested to know that the A4 Allroad would be available with either a 2.0-liter, TFSI, four-cylinder gas engine (211 hp), or choose between a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel (170 hp) and a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel (240 hp).
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, while the seven-speed, dual-clutch, S Tronic gearbox is available as an option.
A4 Allroads are easy to spot due to their beefier bumpers and flared wheel-arches and it rides 3-inches higher than a regular A4.
The A4 Allroad goes on sale in Europe this month.