Despite its larger dimensions, the new Audi A4 allroad quattro* has an unladen weight that is as much as 90 kilograms (198.4 lb) less than that of the previous model. With the 2.0 TFSI engine, it tips the scales (without driver) at just 1,580 kilograms (3,483.3 lb). Geometric lightweight design and an intelligent materials mix have trimmed 15 kilograms (33.1 lb) of body weight. The module cross member under the instrument panel, for instance, consists of extruded aluminum profiles and sheets, and the front cross member is an extruded profile. In addition, the nodal points in the upper part of the D-pillars are made of die-cast aluminum, and the rear hatch is made of aluminum.
The front strut domes are made of highly integrated cast aluminum parts. Compared to sheet steel components made of many individual parts that are welded together, this saves eight kilograms (17.6 lb) of weight. This type of construction enables a very stiff joint between the upper links and the car body, producing optimal conditions for dynamic handling.
Hot-formed parts form the high-strength, crash-safe backbone of the passenger cell. They reinforce the transition from the front body to the interior, the front zone of the roof frame, the B-pillars, side sills and parts of the floor. The proportion of these parts in the body cell is 17 percent. The body, with its excellent torsional rigidity, forms the foundation for highly precise driving response. Switchable engine bearings deliver exemplary comfort during idle. Thanks to a sophisticated insulation concept and a wide variety of aerodynamic solutions, the new A4 allroad quattro scores with luxury-class acoustic comfort.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.