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Interesting Facts about the Audi Allroad Quattro

  • The Audi Allroad Quattro is now being used by Audi to signify semi-off-road capability on two of its models. At the beginning, however, it used to only just one. In 1999, the Audi A6 Avant got the Allroad Quattro name from Audi, and it became the first model to bear the nameplate. In 2009, Audi offered another addition to the Allroad Quattro line-up, the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro based on the Audi A4 Avant.
  • The four wheel drive system that the Allroad Quattro uses is a Torsen-based limited-slip differential. Vernon Gleasman invented it. Torsen means Torque-Sensing because it apportions appropriate torque distribution to each of the axles. This makes the car handle better because it reduces wheel spin and increases traction.
  • When it was first introduced in 1999, the difference between the Audi Allroad Quattro and the regular A6 is definitive. The allroad featured an advanced air suspension system that allows increased ground clearance and larger wheels with all-terrain tires.
  • It's easy to spot the Allroad Quattro and the ordinary A6 by just looking at the bumpers. The Allroad Quattro has flared and unpainted bumpers. It was given a distinct appearance so that it could offer more overall flexibility on any kind of terrain.
  • So far, the Audi Allroad Quattro is the only car-based SUV that can take and has proven itself in the challenging Land Rover test-course.
  • The air suspension in the Audi Allroad Quattro is so advanced that it can lift or lower its ground clearance at a touch of the button. Because of this, it can traverse through off-road set-ups in no time. Afterwards, it could turn to a lower, stiffer, and sportier machine.
  • The price of this vehicle varied from market to market in Europe when it comes to comparing its tag with the much larger Audi Q7. This is because The Audi Allroad Quattro employs an adaptive air suspension. However, this called also be equipped in the Q7 as an expensive upgrade.
  • The Allroad Quattro in the Audi A4 was unveiled in the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. It featured a wider track, increased ground clearance, distinctive radiator grille, and stainless steel underbody guard and roof rails.

Audi Allroad Quattro Articles

  • Common Problems of the Audi Allroad Quattro 25-Mar-14

    Originally a one-horse carriage, the Audi Allroad Quattro is now a nameplate being used by two of Audi's popular models, the A4 and A6. The Allroad Quattro nameplate signifies semi-off-road capability. It was sort of a front runner in how an executive car can be turned into a weekend warrior, capable of going through all kinds of terrain. Up until now, it is the only car-based SUV completed the Land Rover testing track. This goes to show how effective it can be even without roads. But it also has a fair share of its problems. Here are some of the frequent ones that come up.

    Electric

    The digital display in the Audi Allroad Quattro on the instrument cluster may experience intermittent failures from time to time. It affected models from 2001 to 2005 and appears between 53,000 to 140,000 miles. Until now, the origin of the problem hasn't been pinpointed yet. However, the only way to fix it is to replace the entire instrument cluster. In related news, the flasher relay of the same models could also experience failure that can cause erratic turn signal operation. Replacing it is also what most technicians mostly recommended.

    Leaks

    In the model years 2001-2005, the 2.7L V6 Turbo variant has been plagued by vacuum leaks, oxygen sensor failure, and catalytic converter efficiency faults. These, in turn, will cause the Check Engine light to illuminate. It has been very tricky to understand which caused this problem. A faulty torque converter could also trigger the check engine light.

    Drive Train

    In some cases, the GMC Yukon XL has also encountered problems with its 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor. Because of this failure, it causes the service 4WD message to be displayed. Knowing the exact problem is tricky. Therefore, a fault code reader will be of assistance for decoding the fault codes.

    Miscellaneous

    In an average of 96,000 miles, there were some cases that the clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray at the base of the windshield. The danger behind this is the water could creep into important and sensitive vehicle parts and do major damage. The tray must always be kept clean at all times.

    Recalls

    In December 16, 2006, some 70,512 units of the Audi Allroad Quattro has been affected by certain connector pins in the headlights to come in contact with each other causing a short circuit. This might lead to overheating or fire. In addition, the driver's knee might push against the knee bolster where the headlight switch wiring harness might come in contact with it. This is could also be closer to another fire starter.