Posted Jun 22nd 2012 9:44AM
Heads up, Audi Allroad fans. The 2013 online configurator for the all-wheel-drive wagon is up and running for your daydreaming fun. Since Audi Canada hasn't added the Allroad to their configurator just yet, we'll have to make do with using the American version for now (so remember it'll be US pricing people).
Base price for the Allroad in Canada kicks off at $45,100. 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. Stepping up to a top-of-the-line Prestige package, our Allroad zooms up to US$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 US$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 US$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 US$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 US$850 layered oak anyway. Rear side airbags (US$350) are a must as are rear sun shades (US$250), bringing our Allroad to a whopping US$56,170. Add another US$1,000 for the full paint finish, and don't forget US$895 for destination.
With all these options totaling thousands in extras, we're wondering what the more expensive Canadian costs (above its base $45,100) will add up to?