Audi reveals its latest concept, the Allroad Shooting Brake with e-tron Quattro drive.
The dramatic exterior features the famed shooting brake design element, basically a wagon shape. This 2 door concept blends aggressive sports cars styling with familiar off road accents to produce this compact Allroad concept.
The exterior panels are a combination of aluminum and carbon fibre reinforced plastic for reduced weight.
A plug-in hybrid drive-train powers the shooting brake concept. A 2.0L TFSI gasoline engine producing 292HP and 281 lb-ft of torque drives the front wheels along with an electric motor producing 40 kW of power and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a second separate electric motor producing 85 kW and 199 lb-ft of torque. The Hybrid drive unit controls the application of power to either axle and provides Quattro all wheel drive propulsion when the on-board system deems it appropriate. In all electric EV mode, only the rear electric motor propels the vehicle for a range of up to 50 kms.
“The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW (408 HP) of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km (123.80 US mpg) of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications,” says According to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development. Zero to 100 kms/hour flashed by in 4.6 seconds and the vehicle reportedly tops out at an electronically limited 250 kms/hr.
This Allroad Quattro Concept is the latest concept based on a Quattro Coupe style of vehicle. The first re-invention of the Quattro Coupe was a concept unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in 2010. Since then Audi has teased with other concepts at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and most recently at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, NV.
It remains to be seen if any adaptation of a Quattro Coupe will make it to production.