Even with Audi’s famous Quattro all-wheel drive system, we wouldn’t recommend any serious off-roading in an A4 sedan, but our friends at Motor Trend have spotted the A4 that can: the updated A4 Allroad wagon.
This camouflaged model was spotted testing in Southern Europe, and underneath the black and white wrap the Audi is wearing a few Allroad-style design pieces. The Audi grille has been flipped so the Allroad will wear vertical, not horizontal slats. There’s also an increased ride height, some tougher-looking rocker panels, and flared wheel arches.
Beyond the standard cadre of Allroad design pieces, this tester, which signals an upcoming facelift for the Allroad nameplate, is wearing some updated projector headlights with revised LED strips shaped similarly to the recently-revised A5, the vertical grille slats are refined, and the front splitter (which features a skidplate-like grille) is slightly smaller. The A4 has another opening next to the passengers-side fog-lamp, which could house anything from the radar for active cruise control to infrared illumination.
With a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder underhood in the European model, we’d hazard that it wouldn’t be all that difficult to bring the Allroad back to the United States, but, despite previous rumors, Audi hasn’t announced any plans for that. We’ll let you know if the AWD wagon is on its way to our shores, but in the meantime, check out Motor Trend for the new photos.
Source: Motor Trend