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compare it Audi A6 Allroad – Volvo XC 70 | drive it

The days are gone where a station wagon was just a family car. Today’s station wagons are for all sorts of situations. A lot of technology has gone into the new models, which are also designed for off road driving.We compare the Audi A6 allroad quattro and the Volvo XC70. The XC70 comes with a turbo charged engine. It is a shame though that the top speed is limited to 205 kilometers an hour. The three liter Audi with its 240 horsepower manages 233 kilometers an hour. The Volvo wins on price. It is almost ten thousand Euros cheaper as the Audi.

The audi allroad quattro against the volvo xc70 d5 a robust weed meets sleek german hi-tech at least that’s how it was in 2006 but the mogul has evolved the third-generation xc70 is state-of-the-art and the latest model of turbocharger provides the forceful 5 cylinder engine with a little more air it’s just a shame that all this swedish power is automatically

Limited to 200 5 kilometers an hour the audi sits majestically on its pneumatic suspension and awaits any challenge that may arise the maker has given the model a light visual makeover and has added a 240 horsepower 3 litre diesel to the range the automatic transmission helps the audi reach 100 kilometers an hour in 7.4 seconds top speed is 233 kilometers an hour

But that comes at a price and germany the basic model costs 55 thousand euros almost ten thousand more than the volvo mobil is primarily associated with safety this model offers 205 horsepower and 420 newton meters of torque but the six-speed gear tronic shift which cost 2,000 euros makes the engine feel sluggish the performance of the automatic is sobering all

In all better to buy the manual shift and invest in something sensible like the package of driver assists these include a collision warning system that triggers the brakes if the car approaches the vehicle ahead too quickly and warns the driver using red leds reflected in the windscreen and the driver alert system emits a loud signal if the car leaves the lane is

Travelling in without any prior indication loud enough to wake a sleepy driver and the bliss the blind spot information system is something for all long-distance drivers a camera under the wing mirror watches over the blind spot if there’s a vehicle there a red warning lamp lights up on the a column drivers also have adaptive cruise control at their disposal they

Can set the distance to the car in front which the system will automatically maintain the audi also has all those optional extras apart from the collision warning system but all of them are individual options and are not available as a package all the extras would cost two and a half thousand euros five hundred more than the volvo’s extras but the engine makes

Up for that the audi allroad is altogether more purposeful on the road than the volvo xc70 but the main advantage the audi has over its competitor is the standard pneumatic suspension whether on a comfortable drive down country lanes or goggling up kilometers on the autobahn in dynamic mode the car offers five different settings no reduction no differential lock

And it’s still amazing how far a simple four-wheel drive can go the magic word and how deep is lift this function raises the ground clearance to eighteen and a half centimeters up to a maximum speed of 35 kilometers an hour that’s useful if crossing water for example but the audi cannot keep up with the vulval in an off-road environment the swede steel chassis is

21 centimeters of ground clearance all the time it also has descent control as standard which makes driving down a steep slope all the less intimidating but neither car is a thoroughbred off-road vehicle at 4 meters 83 the vulval is 10 centimeters shorter than the audi but the box shape of the interior means the space can be much better utilized the drivers area

Is also clearly constructed like its predecessors the newest generation of ovals has an intelligent child seating system the integrated safety seats provide the best possible protection for kids in the case of a side impact the audi a6 is clearly more expensive but a lot of care and attention has gone into the detail of the interior so to sum up and this test the

Audi a6 has not slipped up badly in any of the categories the only criticism and it’s a painful one is the price on the one hand because it is so high and on the other because it’s only the partial truth given the long list of optional extras the volvo xc70 is practical well priced and extra safe with its package of driving aids it puts on a strong performance

And offers the relaxed ride so typical of a volvo wherever it goes and the volvo has price in its favour 10000 euros less is a convincing argument for many prospective buyers

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compare it! Audi A6 Allroad – Volvo XC 70 | drive it By DW News

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