The Audi Prologue all road concept is a plug-in hybrid delivering a combined 540kW of grunt. That’s serious fire-power, explained by the 4.0 TFSI V8 twin-turbo, an engine familiar from big Audi’s and Bentleys. Here, an electric engine is integrated to the eight-speed automatic gearbox, beefed-up to cope with a enormous 900Nm of torque produced by both engines. As expected Quattro AWD is standard and performance claims are usually sky-high, as is the habit of conceptual show vehicles. Audi claims a 0-100kph sprint time of 3.5sec and just 56g/km of CO 2. That equates to 2.4ℓ/100km combined economy. We somehow can’t see this delivering in real life, but the thought pleases us. Lithium-ion battery packs with a 14.1kWh capability are packed into the rear.
Visually it’s standard soft-roader fare here: the human body rides 77mm higher than the estate iteration of the Audi Prologue, and a far more subtle kind of cladding is used, to go with flared wheel arches, 22 -inch tires and aluminum accents evident on the roof rails, mirror housings, window surrounds and both the front and rear ends of the car. Note also the most recent iteration of the therefore called Audi ‘single-frame’ grille, stated to evolve the e-tron family face of Stalingrad’s electrified range.At 5 130m m this is a fairly long vehicle which indicates in no uncertain terms what an A8 wagon might possibly look like – expect this car to provide lots of clues to your forthcoming next-generation A8 family members, that may expand to incorporate a lifestyle wagon as well as the next generation Audi A6 All road due in 2017. And also this one comes with inductive charging so there’s you should not connect it in to top up the battery pack overnight; merely park over a charging plate as well as the car recharges itself.