2020 Audi A6 Allroad Brings Wagon Love Back to North America

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

Long-roof lover, estate enthusiast, wagon worshiper. Whichever you prefer, Audi has good news for you: The Audi A6 Allroad is returning to North American markets for the 2020 model year.

The new-shape A6 Allroad shares much of its bones with the existing A6 sedan. That means a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, combining to produce 335hp and 369lb-ft of torque.

Power makes its way to the ground via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and Audi’s Quattro with Ultra tech, which can disengage an axle entirely to save gas over the usual all-wheel drive setup.

Befitting its go-anywhere status in the A6 lineup, the Allroad comes standard with an air suspension that can sit up to 1.8 inches higher than the sedan.

Six selectable driver modes are available: Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Individual, Offroad, and Lift. The latter provides the greatest ground clearance at 7.3 inches. Meanwhile drivers can set their own ride height, plus custom steering and throttle settings, with Individual. A hill descent control system is also standard.

On the outside, Audi’s butched up the A6’s looks with standard grey matte wheel arches and rocker panels. If you’d prefer, these can also be body-coloured. The Allroad also gets unique 20-inch split-spoke wheels and its own take on the family grille.

The 2020 Allroad will feature a similar interior to the three-box A6, with Audi’s excellent MMI Touch infotainment system. Other standard features include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and ambient interior lighting. Audi has stated the Allroad will also be available with the A6’s suite of safety assists, which include traffic sign recognition, lane assist and more.

A special Anniversary Edition of the Audi A6 Allroad will be available from launch. Its unique Gavial Green paint is a nod to the original 2000 model. The interior uses brown leather, with natural ash wood highlights.

The Allroad won’t be the only long-roof in the A6 family for 2020 either. For something much sportier — and pricier — there will be the barnstorming RS6 Avant, complete with 600hp.

Audi has yet to announce prices, but dealers are already accepting deposits on the new Allroad. Plan on the wagon demanding a few thousand dollars’ premium over its sedan sibling.

Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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