The Audi Prologue Avant concept has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed as the “new interpretation of the Avant philosophy”, the concept represents the design language of the future of Audi’s estate models.
Being 5.11 metres long, 1.97 metres wide and 1.4 metres tall, and having a wheelbase of 3.04 metres, the Prologue Avant concept is a little larger than the two-door Audi Prologue concept based on which it has been developed.
The concept car is powered by the Q7 e-tron quattro’s plug-in hybrid drive that comprises of a 3.0 TDI engine and an electric motor. The conventional diesel engine and the electric motor together churn out 455 hp and 750 Nm of torque, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).
For enhanced drive stability and handling, the car’s rear wheels can be inclined by up to five degrees with the help of the dynamic all-wheel drive steering system. The show car is capable of returning 176 mpg (combined) as per the NEDC standard for PHEV. CO2 emissions figure is rated at 43 g/km. The car can travel up to 54 km on electric-only mode.
The five-door hybrid concept car not only previews the design language of the company’s future estate models but also hints at a possible Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake challenging luxury estate car.