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Audi A4 Allroad
The Top Gear car review:Audi A4 Allroad
What is it like on the road?
Again a nice surprise. The A4 Allroad feels very much like a stock A4 - except slightly nicer-riding. Yes, there is an element of body roll if you go mental in comfort mode, but it still hangs together very nicely. Stick it in dynamic mode and you’ll be able to tag along to a saloon A4 without any problem at all - even though the ride gets a tad harsh over really bad bumps.
The Allroad has 37mm inserted into the ride height, so it actually rides better than any of the saloon variants - even when you put the adaptive suspension into ‘dynamic’ mode. It doesn’t even get soggy when in ‘comfort’. Plus there are decent seats, plenty of room (even though this is the little brother to the A6 Allroad) and good all-round vision. That 37mm makes a big difference to the driving position.
There’s a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine with 208bhp and 258lb ft of torque, a 2.0-litre TDI with 174bhp (returning 46.3mpg) and a 3.0-litre with 240bhp, a whopping 348lb ft of torque and a 0-62mph time of 6.2 seconds. It also returns 45.6mpg and emits 161g/km of CO2. You’ll be wanting a diesel, obviously.