Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Audi A6 takes on the rough stuff

17 January 2012, 12:15

The third generation of Audi’s road 'n rough-ground Avant promises to build on its predecessors’ go-anywhere appeal, although Africans will again miss out on the opportunity to experience it.

Compared with the first two generations of the Allroad Avant, the latest model is 4.94m, 1.9m wide and, at 1.47m tall, 6cm higher than the regular Avant wagon. Through Audi’s use of aluminium and other light construction techniques, the total weight has apparently been reduced by as much as 70kg from the previous model.

The brawnier wagon has additional distinguishing features, too:  extended sills, flared wings, stainless-steel belly protection, roof rails and two flattened tailpipes.

Brown is exclusive to the A6 Allroad quattro.


Its interior is more spacious – thanks to a 2.9m wheelbase – and has Audi’s MMI as a standard along with the automaker’s driver’s information system with an efficiency programme.

BIGGER BODY = SPACIOUSNESS: A longer wheelbase signals more space for occupants and goods.
The luggage volume grows from 565 to 1680 litres and comes with a range of standard and optional features to increase its practicality, among them a rail system with which to divide the luggage compartment, tensioning straps and a double load floor.

Audi’s adaptive air suspension comes as standard and lowers the body by 15mm at high speed and raises it by 35mm at the push of a button.

This allroad mode is suitable for rough terrain although the driver can select a lift mode at low speeds where an additional 10mm enables the Audi to also handle major irregularities in the road surface.


A hill-descent assist function limits the speed to between 10 and 20km/h, depending on the surface. A new MMI function shows the car’s pitch, while additional A6 Allroad features include internet access, radar-based adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and parking sensors.

Audi SA confirmed that “preliminary studies” were conducted on the A6 Allroad, but it was not approved for Africa.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?