Described as “a concrete look into the near future” by Audi’s Ulrich Hackenberg, the new concept’s e-tron plug-in hybrid quattro powertrain delivers 300kW and 650Nm, with fuel consumption listed at just 1.9 l/100km.
A 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 215kW and 380Nm operates with an electric motor producing 40kW and 270Nm, via a decoupling clutch.
The concept is fitted with a six-speed S-tronic automatic transmission and a second electric motor producing 85kW and 270Nm, which drives the rear wheels.
Audi says the rear-mounted electric motor will only operate if the Quattro system determines that all-wheel-drive “makes sense”, depending on the current driving situation.
The plug-in hybrid system is good for up to 50km of all-electric driving, with a combined range using the petrol engine of up to 820km.
Using all of the available power, the Allroad can reach 100km/h from rest in 4.6 seconds, on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h. In electric-only mode, top speed is reduced to 130km/h.
Despite its ‘Shooting Brake’ tag, the Allroad’s length and width are almost identical to the current TT, but the concept is slightly taller at 1410mm. The new concept tips the scales at around 1600kg, without a driver.
The 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept was teased last month, with the images described only as “the new Audi show car".
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