What is it?
The Audi A6 Allroad may only be a niche proposition but the Inglostadt off-roader-cum-estate has already impressed us in entry-level form.
The range was given a light facelift in 2015, which saw the 3.0-litre TFSI dropped and the V6 TDI engines given a bit more power – with the outputs increased to 215bhp, 268bhp and 316bhp from 201bhp, 242bhp and 310bhp respectively.
A new trim was also added to the well-equipped standard Allroad. The Sport trim adds a tad more luxury to an already well-equipped car, including electrically adjustable front seats, LED front and rear lights, tinted rear glass, bigger alloy wheels and a Valcona leather upholstery. This means an entry-level Allroad Sport model will set you back in excess of £50,000, more than a 268bhp Avant Black Edition.
The model we are interested in is the twin-turbocharged version, and on paper, the A6 Allroad BiTDI sounds hugely capable with its 479lb ft of peak twist lowdown giving it enough lowdown grunt to pull its near two-tonne mass up a rough track, while also being able to get to 62mph from a standstill in a barely believable 5.5sec.