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Tow Car Awards judges test the 2008 Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro Tiptronic in a quest to find the best caravan tow car in Britain for 2008
Need four-wheel drive but want the practicality of an estate? The Audi Allroad could be for you – provided the hefty price tag doesn’t put you off, that is. Audi justifies the price with superb performance and handling.
The 30-60mph sprint took just 10.7 seconds: almost four seconds quicker than the Volvo V70.
The steering feels too light at first, but get to know the car and you’ll discover precise cornering and strong grip. Through the lane-change test, the A6 performed strongly in damp conditions.
Hill starts are child’s play. The electronic handbrake releases automatically as the driver applies the throttle, and the outfit pulls up the 1-in-6 slope as if it were no more than a speed bump.
It’s just a shame the Audi couldn’t manage all the luggage. Later versions offer more boot space.
|Engine size||3000 cc|
|85% KW||1662 kg|
|Towball limit||85 kg|
|Maximum towing limit||1900 kg|
|Torque||332.0 lb ft|
|Official MPG||32.1 mpg|
A supremely able 4x4 tow car in disguise, if rather pricey.
Read reviews of current versions of the Audi A6 Allroad Estate car at www.whatcar.com
- An estate that pulls like a 4x4
- Light steering and good performance
- Small boot for luggage