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But it's a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn..........................
Yes, and that makes a big difference, as we've already discussed in this thread. That sloped roof wagon is going to have a larger LxW floor dimension in the hatch over the sloped SUV coupe thingy. You'll still be able to fit much more on the load floor during routine grocery runs/luggage for road trips in the A6.


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Except the E63. The D-pillar is surprisingly vertical in this age of design. It doesn't come in an "off roadish" trim, but it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of C8 Allroads aren't cross-shopped just because the wagon market is so small in the US.
The e all terrain exists overseas. Actually surprised we don't get it here
 

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The e all terrain exists overseas. Actually surprised we don't get it here
You shouldn't even post that on a site that has access to US viewers - they might go to their Mercedes dealer and start asking for these instead of E63 AMG wagons!:laugh:
 

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Looks like the Buick wagon. Too much chrome and too low of a roof line. Pass.
 

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This is strange. Anyone notice the RS6 avant and Allroad have different wipers? The Allroad has the meatier wiper arms with holes in them and the avant has the typical vag slim wiper arms.


 

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This is strange. Anyone notice the RS6 avant and Allroad have different wipers? The Allroad has the meatier wiper arms with holes in them and the avant has the typical vag slim wiper arms.
whole front end is different (not just the bumper, but lights, etc), so :shrug:
 

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This is strange. Anyone notice the RS6 avant and Allroad have different wipers? The Allroad has the meatier wiper arms with holes in them and the avant has the typical vag slim wiper arms.
The Allroad has the optional adaptive windshield wipers that are heated and have integrated washer jets.
 

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Cool I didn't know that was a thing. Are the blades heated, or is it a windshield element like subaru?
https://www.carlist.my/news/audi-adaptive-windshield-wipers--washing-without-water-almost-63457/63457/

Audi’s now offers a newly-developed Adaptive Windshield Wiper system on its Audi A8 flagship sedan, which features fluid spray nozzles within the wiper arms themselves for improved visibility during the wiping operation.

The concept is not new, Mercedes-Benz offers a similar system, called ‘Magic Vision Control’ which works in the same way. The key difference with the Audi system is its more precise and variable spray patterns. Audi’s system takes into account the driving speed, the outside temperature and the degree of dirt and adjusts the spray pattern to clean the windshield fast and reliably, without distorting the driver’s view during the operation.

In hot and dry conditions, less fluid is used to remove dirt and dust, and in wet and cold (winter) conditions the system sprays more water across a larger wiping angle.

The wiper and washing system is completely heated. A heating element in the wiper arm (with a maximum power output of 20 watts) prevents the wiper system from icing over.

At higher speeds, the system only sprays fluid behind the wiper to prevent unnecessary dispersion caused by the car’s airstream.

According to Audi Blog, the system has been undergone more than 1.5-million cycles on the test rig and real-world tests in icy Kaunertal, Austria and muddy conditions in Ireland. Audi has even subjected the wipers to a soiling test in a wind tunnel. The new technology is also highly efficient as Audi developer Stephan Häfner comments, “We only need one egg cup full of water to clean the entire windshield.”
 

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The Allroad has the optional adaptive windshield wipers that are heated and have integrated washer jets.
Ooooh....want.

It happens maybe once a year to me but when the snow is really coming down it will build up in the cowling until eventually the wipers are dunking themselves in fresh snow every stroke and I've got to get out and clear it. Not totally sure these would fix that but I'd love to try. :thumbup:
 

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The Allroad has the optional adaptive windshield wipers that are heated and have integrated washer jets.
Nice feature, almost thought it was a mercedes patent at one point since I didn't see them on any other cars.
 

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Could have used that on my C5 allroad this morning. Snowed monday, hadn't driven it since and the only place that the snow didn't fully melt off was around the wipers, had to chisel them out of a block of ice to drive it this morning :banghead:


Little stuff like this is part of the price difference people were upset about. The allroads have always had a bunch of little details like this that the other C cars didn't have for a given generation. I still come across some differences between a C5 allroad and regular A6 every few months that I either forgot about from 18 years ago or just learned.
 

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Those wheels hardly look any smaller than what's on the RS6. :laugh:



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Methinks the typical buyer for this class of car only wants to project the image of outdoorsiness. The types of "off roading" this sorta car might end up is likely at a ski resort with a gravel road.
 

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Some pics found on the ACNA FB page.









Hopefully not rozap.


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