No, this is not the regular A6 wagon. Instead, the automaker is making some subtle changes on its off-roader, which is going to be introduced late next year as the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro. We know what’s beneath the camouflage thanks to the raised suspension and plastic wheel arches. The dimensions of the Allroad and A6 Avant are identical, though, so we know that the trunk itself provides around 20 cubic feet of space, while with rear seats folded down space extends to 59.3 cubic feet.
Styling changes are mostly limited to the ends. The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro will feature new bumpers and lights, while the production model gets a new grille with six vertical chrome strips. Since it hosts cladding around wheel arches we expect to see some changes there as well. The interior, on the other hand, stays almost unchanged. The prototype keeps a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment system which might be updated. The car will also maintain the 8.6-inch display that’s responsible for climate controls and convenience features.
Regardless of the fact that some sources claim that the 2020 A6 Allroad Quattro is going to have smaller four-cylinder engines, this is not going to happen at all. Instead, the off-roader will stay limited to a turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that pumps out 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The oil-burner will host a 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine that delivers 282 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of twist. The rugged wagon will be strictly limited to a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system. Plus, both options should feature a mild-hybrid system which is here to boost fuel economy numbers. Since the milder A6 Avant uses an optional sport differential we expect the feature to be available with the 2020 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro, too. The system is quite useful as it transfers the power between the rear wheels during cornering.
Stay tuned for updates.