A4 allroad's most notable changes of them is beneath the hood, where a 12-volt MHEV system has been added to the motor, adding 13 horsepower to the overall outputs. With faster acceleration, performance has improved, but there has been no mention of any changes in fuel economy.
Aside from that, the specification list for each trim level has been updated. Lane departure warning and a new ITM (integrated toll module) are now standard features.
Of course, the wagon's broader rump is unusual. It has full-LED headlights up front, positioned atop a large grille with vertical bars and the four-ring insignia, all in chrome. The base model comes with standard daytime running lights, while the mid-tier spec comes with LED versions.
The Prestige adds Matrix-style headlights to the LED clusters. While ordinary A4 cars can be specified with S line trim, the allroad comes standard with boxy flared wheel arches and 18-inch alloy wheels. A panoramic sunroof and blackout sunshades are also included as standard equipment.
The 2021 allroad's improvements were all made under the hood or within the cabin, therefore the outward dimensions are unchanged from prior years. The vehicle is 187.5 inches long and has a 110.9-inch wheelbase, similar to a sedan. The overall width, including the mirrors, is 79.6 inches, although the height of 58.8 inches is significantly lower than a comparable crossover.
The weight is 3,847 pounds, which is what you'd expect from a somewhat larger motorcycle with an AWD drivetrain. The next year's powertrain differs from the 2020 Audi A4 allroad in that it now includes a 12-volt hybrid system in addition to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
However, information on how this will effect the performance of the 2021 allroad is currently scant. Although the overall output has been boosted to 261 hp, the torque output of 273 lb-ft has remained unchanged. However, Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system remains standard, as does the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Last year, the vehicle could go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph. The standard sprint, on the other hand, has dropped to 5.5 seconds this year. Because there has been no increase in torque, towing capability should remain unchanged, despite the fact that Audi has never publicly stated the A4's official towing capabilities.
While the Audi A4 allroad comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive, it isn't a true off-roader. It could definitely handle a few curbs and veer off the usual path, but its true calling card is in town or on slick roads in colder areas, rather than on a 4x4 course.
This is owing in large part to the adaptive damping suspension, which works in tandem with beautifully built handling dynamics to provide a ride that is wonderfully comfortable while yet being enjoyable and engaging.