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2013 Audi Allroad

The return of the iconic Audi allroad combines unmatched all-weather capabilities wîth the driving dynamics and style that are unique to Audi. Following a seven-year hiatus, the allroad makes its long-awaited return in a package that improves on the original allroad in very significant ways. It is faster and more fuel efficient than its predecessor and benefits from all of the advantages of being part of the ever-refined Audi product family.

It combines what premium buyers are lòòking for in a capacious and rugged crossover wîth the refinement of an executive sedan. (concept carz)

Performance
The allroad is powered by the 2.0 TFSI turbocharged and direct-injected, four-cylinder engine that delivers 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and is paired wîth a fuel efficient eight-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Audi engineers have tuned the allroad to deliver plenty of torque at the right times for effortless passing maneuvers accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Of course, legendary quattro all-wheel drive is standard.

2013 Audi AllroadThe allroad utilizes a new electromechanical §teering system that saves weight and improves fuel economy – part of the Audi ultra philosophy of optimizing materials while at the same time improving performance.

The vehicle lends a neutral feel in handling, neither too taut nor sluggish on any surface. The allroad is at home on today's urban roads and gravel driveways alike, and a reprogrammed Electronic Stability Control assists drivers of the allroad through inclement weather as well as all kinds of other driving conditions.

Vital Stats
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 211 hp
Torque: 258 ft-lbs

8-speed Automatic
Exterior
The Audi allroad features a unique, Singleframe® grille design wîth vertical chrome struts and angled upper corners, stainless steel skid plates and side sills, contrasting body trim and alu-optic aluminum raised roof rails. Matte-finished lower bumpers and wheel arches that signify the vehicle's utility credentials are standard, while a full paint finish is available in Glacier White, Ice Silver and Phantom Black.


2013 Audi AllroadThe car also expresses the new Audi design theme of sleek headlights, and in versions equipped wîth xenon-plus lamps, allroad offers the brand's signature new LED lighting design. Circular fog lights finish off the front of allroad, and circular dual-exhaust openings polish up the rear. The exterior dimensions demonstrate that the allroad can handle serious demands from the weather and other unexpected circumstances, on the road or away from it. It is 0.5 inches wider and has 1.5 inches more ground clearance than its cousin the A4 Avant. With a full 7.1 inches of ground clearance, the allroad is designed to meet the outdoor lifestyle needs of its customers.

The vehicle also boasts a taller profile and 18-inch wheels standard (with 19-inch wheels optional) to ensure comfort even over rough ground. Altogether, the Audi allroad exterior design and functional stance comprise a compelling offering for premium buyers who want a car that is capable off-road and commanding in urban environments.

Interior
The allroad beckons drivers inside for the kind of sensible performance, advanced technology and advanced comforts that are Audi hallmarks.

2013 Audi AllroadSpaciousness is one of this vehicle's best traits. Compared to its predecessor, the longer wheelbase makes for a more comfortable ride, while improved seating and packaging yield more headroom for front passengers. The wagon provides 27 cubic feet of cargo space and an ample 50 cubic feet of carrying capacity wîth the rear seats folded down. An electric tailgate is available to ease entry when placing items into the rear cargo area.

The standard panoramic sunroof adds to the cabin's spacious feeling. Interior refinements include eight-way power seats, optional heated front seats, a choice of three wood inlays, and a 505-watt Bang & Olufsen Sound System wîth 14 speakers, which automatically adjusts volume and timbre to ambient noise in the car. The Sport Interior package for allroad features twelve way power front sports seats and a three-spoke §teering wheel wîth shift paddles.

Driver Assistance
The allroad is loaded wîth features that help the driver navigate the road more safely and experience more enjoyment behind the wheel.

2013 Audi AllroadThese advanced features include adaptive front lighting and Audi side assist, which uses radar to monitor the space behind and beside the car and detects any vehicles in neighboring lanes.

An optional Driver Assistance package adds a cluster of features that enhance this aspect of allroad technology even more. They include Audi adaptive cruise control, which keeps allroad at a constant distance from the vehicle ahead of it, and dynamic §teering, which varies the effort required as well as the §teering ratio at different speeds to maintain optimum driving control and feel.

Audi connect
Audi connect enables first-to-market Google Earth integration, which redefines the navigation experience. The realistic panoramic views and high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial imagery provide drivers wîth a better navigation experience. Audi connect wîth Google Earth also improves visual orientation wîth a 'camera zoom' feature that allows closer views of surroundings or destinations. Added to the high-resolution of Google Earth imagery is an overlay of street mapping data provided through Audi MMI Navigation plus and real-time traffic information available through a SiriusXM™ Traffic subscription (now includes a four year SiriusXM Traffic subscription).

2013 Audi AllroadAudi connect also provides an -first factory vehicle integration of Wi-Fi® service. This unprecedented mobile hot spot capability for passengers allows connections for up to eight Wi-Fi capable devices and permits passengers to connect to work or other networks. The Google Voice Local Search also is a first in Audi connect, and it enables more intuitive requests for destinations of interest while also helping drivers to keep their focus on the road. Other features include real-time information, such as weather, fuel price updates, and streaming news feeds.

The allroad combines iconic design wîth exceptional performance, efficiency and technology. It is faster and more fuel efficient and brings new levels of technology to the §egmènt through Audi connect, which makes it a worthy successor to an icon.

Source - Audi

2013 AUDI ALLROAD WINS ACTIVE LIFESTYLE VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD IN LUXURY ON-ROAD CATEGORY

2013 Audi AllroadNinth annual ALV awards are judged by athletes and media reviewing 28 finalists in seven categories

The 2013 Audi allroad won the Ninth Annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year award against five other finalists in the Luxury On-Road Vehicle category.

The Active Lifestyle of the Year Award (Twitter: #ALVfinals) is organized by Carspondent.com and stands as the only competition of its kind in the Ú.S. to combine the opinions of automotive journalists and elite athletes. This year's allroad win follows a successful result in 2011 when the Audi A7 also won the ALV Luxury On-Road Vehicle category and the Audi Q7 TDI topped all rivals in the Family Vehicle classification. The allroad was the only model Audi entered in this year's competition.

Overall, 28 finalist vehicles were vying for recognition in the awards program. The competition, held on the campus of Local Motors in Chandler, Ariz., involved seven categories wîth each grouping of finalists assessed by juries made up of journalists, and 70 athletes who participate in sports including cycling, triathlon, kayaking, softball, running. The juries assessed the cars in each category on overall design, engine power, fuel efficiency and cargo capability. The goal of the jurors is to reward cars best suited for the needs of a sports lifestyle, such as stowing bicycles, kayaks or golf clubs.

'While most Car of the Year competitions focus on various aspects of vehicle performance, we are more concerned wîth how well the vehicle helps to enhance our performance as athletes,' explained Nina Russin, co-founder of the ALV awards. 'We evaluate how easy it is to load bicycles into the cargo area, or to clean the upholstery after an especially muddy trail run. We want to know if a sport-utility vehicle designed to go off-road can ford water, and if it can maintain directional control when one or more wheels is off the ground.

'Additionally, this program provides a good way for automakers to have constructive feedback from consumers living an active lifestyle.'

The iconic Audi allroad combines unmatched all-weather capabilities wîth the driving dynamics and style that are unique to Audi. Following a seven-year hiatus in the Ú.S. market, the allroad made its long-awaited return earlier this year in a package that improves on the original allroad in very significant ways. It is faster and more fuel efficient than its predecessor and benefits from all of the advantages of being part of the ever-refined Audi product family. It combines what premium buyers are lòòking for in a capacious and rugged crossover wîth the refinement of an executive sedan. (concept carz)

Source - Audi
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