These are the first official pictures of the Audi Avant Prologue, the ( 5 to 15 March 2015) is shown as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept is based on the Audi Prologue, which at the Los Angeles Auto Show debuted in November 2014 and, according to Audi designers Marc Lichte should dictate the design direction for future A6, A7 and A8 sedans. The first model with the new design will be expected to the next Audi A8 who comes to the market in 2016. But rumors of the Prologue it could also indicate a new top model ?? possibly an A9. The Prologue Avant can therefore be seen as a harbinger of A9 Avant, which competes for Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake in the future.
The sharpened Geneva study is 5.11 meters long, 1.97 meters wide and 1.40 meters high and has a wheelbase of 3.04 meters on. Fall on a large hexagonal grille and huge air intakes at the front. The rear of the station wagon falls flat. At the rear of the vehicle can be found in the skirt integrated exhaust pipes and a small roof spoiler.
The combined concept is powered by a diesel-hybrid system, which should come almost identical from the summer of 2015 Audi Q7 e-tron used. The three-liter six-cylinder diesel engine and the electric motor are jointly developing a system output of 455 hp. The system is specified torque of 750 Newton meters. The engines are coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The show car accelerates in 5.1 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h. In the middle of the Prologue Avant will require only 1.6 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. In order to realize this consumption, the 14.1 - kWh battery should be fully charged. These can be wirelessly upload via induction coils and allow in pure electric mode an operating range of up to 54 kilometers.
A dynamic - wheel steering combines a variable translated control on the front axle with an additional steering of the rear wheels, where an electric motor moves two tie rods. To beat at low and medium speeds, the rear wheels up to five degrees opposite to the front wheels. This should increase the agility and reducing the turning circle of the big Audi. If necessary and higher speeds, the rear wheels hit the same direction of the front wheels, which increases vehicle stability when changing lanes on the highway.
Inside there is a new display and operating concept for the driver and the passengers. While behind the wheel, the available already in the Audi TT " Audi virtual cockpit " was used, the full width of the dashboard is designed as a display area and integrates three touch displays. Of these, two screens oriented towards the driver. The left is used to control the assistance systems, the right to the multimedia management. The passenger can individually control the infotainment circumferences its own display. The center console is another display for signature capture and air conditioning. It involves a flexible screen, which folds only when the vehicle is started. A similar curved display also serves passengers in the rear as a control element . (ml)