Audi Off road vehicles and overland builds

Audi Off Road Vehicles and Overland Builds

On this page you will find the coolest Audi off road modified vehicles for light-to-moderate wheeling and overland explorations. In our exclusive interviews you will find the owner’s insights on modifications, detailed parts lists and stunning photography. Plus get inspiration from the most radical Audi off-road builds we source from all over the web!


This section is dedicated to all audi off-road vehicles starting from basic Quattro coupes and sedans from the late 80s-early 90s to modern urban crossovers and full-size SUV’s like the Q7.


Lifted Audi Allroad With roof top tent and an awning

2015 Audi All Road B8 By Gene Pascua

  • Fabricated lift springs and suspension 5″ lift
  • Rotiform CCV-OR 17″ Rims
  • Toyo Open Country A/T Off-road Tires
  • Front Runner Outfitters roof rack
  • APR stage 2 tuning
  • Downpipes and intake
  • 330hp turbo
  • Flexfuel
  • and many other mods…


The Audi Allroad, while primarily a luxury station wagon, is capable of handling light off-roading thanks to its standard Quattro all-wheel drive system. The Allroad also has a better ground clearance compared to standard Avant models. The available adaptive air suspension can further increase ground clearance by nearly 2 inches when in the highest setting (under 22 mph). But, it is important to note that the Allroad has its limits and is best suited for well-maintained dirt/gravel roads in dry conditions, rather than challenging trails that dedicated off-road vehicles like Jeeps or Ford Broncos can tackle.

While the Audi Allroad comes factory-equipped with some basic off-road features, many owners choose to further enhance its capabilities with aftermarket modifications. From what we observed, the majority of owners use 1” to 2” lift kits, all-terrain tires such as BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 and Falken Wildpeak A/T3W for improved traction, and custom skid plates to protect the underbody. Other common mods are LED light bars, sturdy roof racks and platforms for tents or extra gear during overlanding adventures.

Q2 and Q3

2017 & Up Audi Q2 Subcompact Crossover

  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tires
  • All Ground +30mm Lift Springs
  • Rhino-Rack Roof Platform
  • OE Roof Rack

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2022 Audi Q3 Quattro S-Line

  • Black Rhino Chase Wheels
  • BF Goodrich All terrain KO2’s Tires
  • Turtle Air2 cross bars
  • Front Runner Outfitters Roof Boxes

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The Q2 and Q3 are sub-compact crossovers from Audi primarily designed for on-road use, but come standard with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system for extra traction in slippery conditions. The Q3, being slightly larger, has an available “off-road mode” for unpaved surfaces, but neither vehicle has the ground clearance, suspension travel, or underbody protection for serious off-roading without modifications. Common mods include 30-50mm suspension lifts, larger all-terrain tires, and custom skid plates. The Q3’s larger size offers more presence, while the Q2 provides better maneuverability in urban settings.

Q5 & e-Trone Mid-Size Crossovers

Audi E-tron with a roof rack and basket + Bike carrier

2022 AUDI E-Tron

  • Flat white camo wrap
  • Black Rotiform KB1 Rims
  • Toyo Open Country A/T 3 & Toyo Celsius
  • Bike Rack
  • Narrow cargo basket
  • Dirtcomusa hitch-mount spare tire carrier


The Audi Q5 is better suited for off-roading compared to the Q2, Q3, and Allroad due to its larger size, higher ground clearance, and available adaptive air suspension with “lift/offroad” and “allroad” drive modes. The quattro all-wheel drive system and 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission offer superior traction on loose surfaces. However, the Q5 still has limitations compared to dedicated 4x4s and is best suited for lighter dirt roads and trails. Common mods include suspension lifts, all-terrain tires, and roof cargo carriers.

Q7 Full Size Crossover

Audi Q7 Off road crossover with oversized A/T wheels

2006-2015 Audi Q7 4L on 34s

  • Addictive Dessert Designs Front & Rear Stealth Fighter Bumpers
  • Swift Springs (front)
  • Eurowise 1.5″ lift spacer milled down (front only)
  • Eurowise front/rear control arm
  • Eurowise 2″ subframe drop
  • 18×8 Victor Equip Berg rims
  • 34″ Nitto Grappler All-Terrain Tires


The Q7 stands is definitely the most off-road friendly model from Audi’s lineup thanks to its robust size (over 5 meters long), and impressive ground clearance of up to 9.6 inches with the air suspension locked in the top position. These features provide the Q7 with a commanding presence and enhanced capability on rough terrain and uneven surfaces.

The advanced Quattro all-wheel drive system dynamically distributes torque between the front and rear axles, ensuring optimal traction on loose and slippery surfaces commonly encountered off-road. The Drive Select system also includes a dedicated “Off-Road” mode that tailors the throttle response, transmission, steering, and AWD system for improved control on dirt and gravel. Being equipped with powerful engines, such as the 335 hp turbocharged V6 in the Q7 55 models, this SUV can confidently handle oversized tires and challenging off-road ascents. The spacious interior offers up to 69.6 cubic feet of cargo space for overland gear and various storage setups. Although the Q7 still has limitations compared to dedicated body-on-frame off-roaders, it’s suited for light to moderate trails. Its combination of space, power, technology, and all-terrain features make it Audi’s most off-road friendly model.

Best Audi Off-Road Builds From the Web

Audi a4 Quattro offroad build
2011 Audi A4 B8 Avant Quattro by @thequattromog
  • BF Goodrich A/T tires
  • Custom Suspension with 8.5″ of Travel
  • Tubular Prerunner bumper
  • 12,000lbs Winch

Photo: @odd.cylinders

Audi A4 Quattro Avant off road wagon with front runner roof rack
Audi Allroad Quattro B8 by @zrdrk30
  • 225/65R17 Toyo Open Country LT AT3G Tires
  • 17×8 @fifteen52
  • Front Runner Outfitters Roof Rack
  • 4x 7.0″ SuperVision ‘NEXUS’ 60W driving light kit

Audi Allroad B9 Overland build with off road roof rack and storage boxes
2022 Audi Allroad B9 by @das_allroad
  • 225/60R17 Toyo Open Country A/T Tires
  • Black Rhino rims 17×8″, 30 offset
  • Stock Suspension
  • Rhino Rack Cargo Basket

Lifted Audi Allroad C5 with all terrain tires and a roof rack
2002 Audi Allroad C5 by @expeditionallroad
  • 225/75/R16 BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires
  • IPP 1″ lift
  • 402 mod
  • 2.7L Turbochargerd
  • 6-Speed Manual

Audi Q7 Gen1 overland build with LED light bars and A/T tires
2015 Audi Q7 S-line 3.0 T by @1buffq7
  • 33″ Falken Wildpeak AT3 Off road Tires
  • Black Rhino Rims
  • Eurowise Off Road lift kit
  • Badass Roof Box

Lifted Audi Q7 Quattro with Eurowise off-road lift kit and Mantra custom wheels
Audi Q7 by @mantra.wheels
  • 33×12.5 Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires
  • Mantra KNIGHTHAWK Satin Black 20″ custom wheels
  • Eurowise off road lift kit
  • Flush-mount overland style roof platform

Black Audi Q2 On All terrain tires with roof box
Audi Q2 by @hirotaka_kanemoto
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 off road tires
  • All Ground +30mm lift springs
  • Thule roof rack
  • Thule Cargo Box

Audi Q5 off road build on Falken AT3 all terrain tires
Audi Q5 by @adventvre_series
  • Falken Wildpeak AT3 Tires
  • LP Aventure custom wheels
  • Front Runner Outfitters Roof Rack
  • Roof Nest Roof Top Tent

White Audi Q3 8U 1st generation on BFG off-road tires
Gen 1 Audi Q3 S-Line by @hirotaka_kanemoto
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 tires
  • Black Rhino Custom Wheels
  • All Ground Lift Kit
  • Thule Trail Large Cargo Basket

Audi TT off-road build with BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A tires and a lifted suspension
MK1 Audi TT Safari Build by @amigo_del_desierto_
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires
  • Braid Custom Wheels
  • Custom Spacer Lift
  • Custom Fender Flares

Off-road spec Audi 90 Coupe with lifted suspension, oversized wheels and a roof rack
1990 Audi Coupé B3 (Typ 8B) by @odd.cylinders
  • Off-road wheels
  • Custom 6″+ lift
  • Roof Rack with Rally-style Lights
  • Winch & Tubular Bumper Guard

Lifted Audi 80 S2 sedan with off-road wheels, lifted suspension and a roof rack
Audi 80 Coupe (B2) by @ksbtengineering
  • Custom Roof Rack with lights
  • Custom suspension Lift
  • RH Rims
  • Bumper-mount Rally-lights

While these vehicles may not be as rugged as dedicated off-road machines, they can still handle light to moderate trails with ease, especially when equipped with the right modifications. Whether you opt for the agile Q2, the versatile Q3, the spacious Q5, the commanding Q7, or the stylish Allroad, you’ll be sure to turn heads both on and off the beaten path.