Audi has taken the wraps off the third member of the Prologue family and named it the Prologue Allroad concept. The debut of the Audi Prologue Allroad concept will take place at the upcoming 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. There were certain rumors that Audi might add another member to the Prologue family, which turned out to be true.
The Audi Prologue is aimed to influence the future design language of the Audi cars. Audi has already revealed the Audi Prologue concept, which some say as the Audi A9 followed by the station wagon inspired Audi Prologue Avant. The Prologue Allroad concept is said to be a preview of the next-generation A6 Allroad model.
Audi says that the Allroad concept is part of the study that “reflects a fresh interpretation of the typical allroad themes, providing a clear glimpse at the brand’s design future”. The Allroad concept sits 77mm higher than the Avant version and is 5.13 metre long and “displays the new, dynamic interpretation of the Audi allroad philosophy”.
On the interior front, the concept boast of four separated seats, three touchscreen displays and a “groundbreaking” operating system. There's a widescreen display that is fully integrated into the instrument cluster. The front passenger can fully configure the infotainment options and can send these across to the driver display or to the Audi virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel with a single swipe.
On the other hand, the rear passengers get an OLED display in the center console that can be used to adjust the seats, the climate control system and the infotainment data. One can also send the data to the driver. On the outside, the concept features a long front end, sloping roof line, matrix laser headlights and LED rear lights.
Under the hood, the Prologue Allroad concept comes powered by a 4.0-litre TFSI petrol engine with two turbochargers. The hybrid unit combines petrol unit with an electric motor that is integrated with an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. All-in-all, a total output of 734ps and 900 Nm torque is produced and that pushes the car from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds.
Audi says that the car gets a lithium-ion battery that has a range of 54 km and the average fuel consumption when on hybrid mode stands at 2.4 litre per 100 km. Also, the AWC (Audi wireless charging) technology can charge the concept inductively. The concept sits on an adaptive air suspension that provides "extremely comfortable cruising and tight handling".