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The A4 Allroad quattro just launched on European roads - or off them! - has permanent all-wheel drive and increased ground clearance.
Audi has created a vehicle body consisting primarily of high-strength and ultra-strong steel panels - which, in turn, reduce the car's weight while enhancing its rigidity, vibrational comfort and impact safety.
In addition to the two front crash bags, which take into consideration the precise positions of the driver and front passenger, there are side bags in the front and, optionally, in the rear. A head-protection system also stands ready.
Every Audi A4 Allroad quattro also has a reversible loadliner, the underside of which has been designed as a dirt-resistant tray.
The 2.0 TDI transmits its power through a six-speed manual transmission. The 3.0 TDI and 2.0 TFSI feature the next generation of Audi's dynamic and very efficient S tronic. This innovative dual-clutch transmission switches extremely smoothly among its seven gears within a few hundredths of a second.
The cer's width lays the foundation for its driving dynamics. It is 1583mm at the front and 1574mm at the rear - some 20mm wider, respectively, than the A4 Avant.
The body is higher on account of a new chassis with longer springs, which - like the new shock-absorbers - combine sportiness with comfort.
The standard, 17" wheels are fitted with 225/55 tyres.
On rough terrain, the A4 Allroad quattro relies on a high-tech feature of its electronic stability programmme: automatically identifies the type of driving surface and adjusts the ESP's control by tolerating more wheel spin.
The Audi A4 Allroad quattro will be available at dealers in Europe from €37 100 but will not be available in South Africa.