The new Audi A4 allroad quattro* is equally at home on the road and on light off-road terrain. The 34 mm (1.3 in) of extra ground clearance compared with the Audi A4 Avant* is produced by the 23 mm (0.9 in) increase in ride height and the larger wheels.
An updated five-link suspension is used at the front axle. It offers optimal comfort combined with a high degree of agility. The developers reduced its weight by five kilograms (11.0 lb) compared with the previous version.
Audi has also turned to a new, compact design for the electromechanical power steering that shaves 3.5 kilograms (7.7 lb) off the weight of the previous model. It provides the driver with direct feedback about road conditions and offers better steering precision. Dynamic steering with a variable steering ratio is available as an option.
At the rear, a five-link construction replaces the trapezoidal-link suspension used previously. Audi used an intelligent mix of materials to reduce the weight of the axle components by an additional seven kilograms (15.4 lb).
Suspension with damper control
As an alternative to the standard suspension, an optional suspension with damper control is available for the first time in the A4 allroad quattro*. Sensors measure the movements of all four wheels plus lateral and longitudinal acceleration. Based on this data, the damper characteristic is adapted to the conditions of the road surface and the driving situation. The results are enhanced handling with even greater comfort and good off-road properties. Furthermore, drivers can use Audi drive select to choose the basic setting of the suspension at the push of a button, which means that they can always call up the desired handling characteristics.
Audi drive select
The new Audi A4 allroad quattro* features a new version of Audi drive select with an expanded range of functions. In addition to the familiar modes comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual (only in combination with the navigation system), offroad mode is available for driving trips on terrain where the paved road ends. It optimally adjusts the engine and transmission control, steering, optional adaptive suspension and all relevant driver and assistance systems for operation on light off-road terrain.
Wheels and brakes
The new Audi A4 allroad quattro* comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels in a multi-spoke design. Audi and quattro GmbH offer optional variants in sizes from 17 to 19 inches. A repair kit and a tire pressure indicator are standard.
The internally ventilated brake discs on the front axle measure up to 338 millimeters (13.3 in) in diameter. The electromechanical parking brake is integrated into the rear axle. Electronic stability control (ESC) has been further developed in many of its aspects – it now works even more precisely and sensitively than in the previous model. It follows special characteristic curves in the dynamic and offroad modes of Audi drive select.
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.