• Jun 22nd 2012 at 9:14AM
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Heads up, Audi Allroad fans. The 2013 online configurator for the all-wheel-drive wagon is up and running for your daydreaming fun.

To maximize our pretend-time pleasure, we fantasized being much wealthier than we actually are and went all out, starting with the Prestige-level Allroad. Base price for the Premium level is $39,600. Stepping up to Premium Plus takes it to $42,900 and top-of-the-line Prestige zooms to $48,800. Each strata, we assume, adds more standard features. But, apparently, the build-your-own Allroad site isn't quite finished and doesn't detail the differences. It also warns the images shown are European spec and refers to the wagon's engine as being powered by, "petrol."

First thing we chose was the new Moonlight Blue Metallic paint. That added $475. If you aren't big fans of those black fenders on our blue car, you can go with the "full paint finish" package for $1,000. The configurator showed another bug by insisting we had to add an exterior appearance package with contrasting body cladding and stainless steel underbody protection, but wouldn't allow us to.

No matter, we forged ahead with the $3,250 Driver Assist Package, which sounds like pure sorcery with adjustable steering effort, throttle response and shift style as well as adaptive cruise control.

The Chestnut Brown leather looks pretty nice by itself, but we went ahead and added the $850 layered oak anyway. Rear side airbags ($350) are a must as are rear sun shades ($250), bringing our Allroad to a whopping $56,170. Add another $1,000 for the full paint finish, and don't forget $895 for destination.


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      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car desperately needs a diesel option...30-35mpg with AWD would make it a winner
        mr.vw
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        We were going to pull the trigger on the allroad however when we heard that VW is looking at a awd diesel wagon. We've decided to hold off for now - we really need a TDI and AWD would be nice in the winter. VAG needs to get off their butts and give North America more selection of everything in both their lineups Volkswagen and Audi and!! Without ******* the german heritage from the north american bound cars. I am tired as north american consumer seeing VAG offer the world to europe and than VAG offering North america table scraps.
          Jennifer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mr.vw
          http://top10releasedate.com/2012/06/16/2013-audi-allroad-release-date-price-and-mpg is 20 in the city and 27 on the highway. Better fuel efficient car of this year
      Mike Oxmall
      • 3 Years Ago
      greenwich, ct, your car has arrived.
      mmkoesel
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the A4 allroad, correct? The screenshot from the configurator shows the A4, anyway. And the price seems way too low for a loaded up A6 allroad. But I notice that the gallery linked at the end of the article is for the A6 allroad (which, as far as I know, isn't coming to the US, or has not been announced as such anyway).
        1STH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mmkoesel
        there is no A6 allroad in the US market.
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      This just shows how far behind Germans are in technology and cost-efficiency. A $45000 car with 2 liter engine and you stile have to pay extra for paint? Not to mention the fact that it won't last more than 60-80K miles.
        1STH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        LOL. it shows how little you know about premium cars. it's hilarious when Appliance-driving people try to classify german cars based on displacement.......german cars are FAR more than simple numbers associated to displacement.
          LEDfoot
          • 3 Years Ago
          @1STH
          @desinerd1: Sorry you have problem with your car but your anecdotes hardly has any bearing on reliability data for any make or model vehicle. And no, having bought an X5 because it's the de-facto keeping-up-with-the-jonses soccer mom mobile, because your friends get jealous when they see the roundel does not make you an expert in German cars, on that point you are correct. Also, not even Lexus themselves claim to be a luxury automobile, in their own advertising they call it "near-luxury" and Acura aren't even in a near-lexus class. Oh and if you want anecdotal evidence, the infiniti that I purchased brand new was the absolutely worst vehicle I have ever owned.
          desinerd1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @1STH
          you are right. Just because I own an X5 doesn't make me an expert in German cars. And how would I know about reliability? My car is in repair shop every other week. You probably own one of these GERMAN PIECE OF JUNK too, but you probably have never owned a real luxury car like Lexus or Infinity or Acura. I don't blame you. You are like a frog living in a well, who couldn't believe that there's an ocean thousand of times bigger than his well.
      ishmaelcrowley
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a stretched Vibe, but why buy 4 or 5 used Vibes when you can get one Audi?
      Christian L.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe at 39000 but $56000. you crazy. thats an S4 or s5 price
      Snark
      • 3 Years Ago
      For $56k, hell, $40k, I can buy a GTI for when I want a sporty German daily driving experience AND a used 4Runner, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, or what have you for fun on the back roads.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is one of these in Monsoon gray at my local dealership that they got in about 2 weeks ago. I sat in it and is it absolutely gorgeous inside, a much nicer and more expensive interior than any of the other Audis except maybe the A8. The only downside was it does not seem to have rear heated seats. I am kind of shocked it is still there, I thought it would have sold the first day.
        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        The first ones are Demos that Audi corporate wont allow them to sell for a certain amount of time, thats why its still there. Otherwise customers would have nothing to look at until the main group of cars arrived.
      Kumar
      • 3 Years Ago
      I imagine the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige options are similar to other A4, so your assumptions would be correct.
      tosk05
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think I saw one yesterday in the lot of Cherry Hill Audi on RT 70. I was driving by at a good clip, but it sure looked like one to me. I may go take a closer look later today.
      MUSASHI66
      • 3 Years Ago
      How do you go from $36K for a 2012 A4 Avant with the same engine to $48K Audi A4 Allroad? Different bumper, some wheel arches, and I imagine a skid plate or two. What else is there to justify the cost increase? Going from Legacy wagon to Outback wagon, at the time when they offered Legacy Wagon in the USA did not merit a 33% INCREASE in price. Does the Allroad come with **** load of standard equipment that the Avant does not?
        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MUSASHI66
        The 'Base MSRP' shown above is for the PRESTIGE model, virtually fully loaded. A Prestige A4 Avant last year would of been a similar price I believe.
        Wojo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MUSASHI66
        Is it an A4 all road or A6? The one in the photo gallery is an A6, and that would explain the hefty increase.
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