Audi Prologue Allroad Concept made its debut at the 2015 Auto Shanghai. The five-door car is a plug-in hybrid. This new launch is powered by V8 4.0 TFSI unit that has twin turbochargers. The electric motor has been integrated into eight-speed tiptronic. The result is a grand 734 hp power, while the torque output is 900 Nm. The all-wheel drive quattro makes sure that the power is used in the most efficient manner.
The car takes just 3.5 seconds to sprint from a standstill to 100 km/hr. The fuel consumption is 2.4 liters per 100 km. The fuel economy is 98.0 mpg US. The CO2 emissions amount to 56 g/km. A lithium-ion battery has been mounted on the rear of the car. Its capacity is 14.1 kWh in case of pure electric range equal to 54 kilometers. With Audi wireless charging, inductive charging can be used for the car.
Audi Prologue Allroad Concept has 77 mm higher body as compared to Audi Prologue Avant. The front as well wheel axles use five-link construction and are lightweight. The brake discs of 20 inches use carbon-fiber ceramic to further reduce the weight. Adaptive air suspension sport is air suspension system that has controlled damping. With this, drivers are provided a variety of options between tight handling and comfortable cruising. Dynamic all-wheel steering features dynamic steering unit and variable-ratio along with an extra steering unit meant for rear wheels.
The interior is variable and elegant as well. Passengers and drivers get to enjoy a spacious and luxurious cabin. The lines draw look supple and the geometry is impressively slender. The architecture of the interior makes the ambience calm, light and roomy. The front seat and the center console have a floating appearance. The car makers have used horizontal orientation for the instrument panel. The panel’s upper level is the wraparound’s part. The wraparound is an arc that encircles the luggage compartment and the cabin. The trim panel is perforated and covers the wide air vent. The trim panel will retract the moment the air-conditioning will be set higher.
The front part of the instrument panel is a display surface that has three touch screens. Driver displays are surrounded by aluminum frames. These displays are located on both sides of steering wheel. Passenger in the front seat can use a windscreen display to configure the infotainment options. This windscreen display has been completely integrated into the car’s instrument panel. Center console tunnel has a driver display meant for the climate control system, text input and infotainment system. The display features OLED technology that has very thin and flexible film. The screen thus displays high-contrast pictures. The screen will be in a retracted and flat position when it is inactive. The screen will then move up when the car is turned on. Audi has presented a virtual cockpit future that lies in the field of view of the driver. There are three semi-transparent mirrors and also high-resolution screens that generate virtual visual stage. The stage has three levels, so that the information displayed is easier to be read as it has a better structure.
Audi has largely used Unicum leather for instrument panel, for the seating and also in center console. The perforations for seat center lines have been designed artfully. And Alcantara nand can be seen right from door inserts, arm rests and toward luggage compartment. The trim and color selected for Audi Prologue Allroad Concept provides all three at the same time – comfort, sportiness and elegance. The instrument panel’s upper section has finishing of Lifestyle Blue. While lower zone, carpeting and seats are adored in Sard Brown shade.