Following the debut of the Prologue concept luxury last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi is bringing the new Prologue Avant concept (estate version) to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show that opens on March 3.
The Prologue Avant concept should form the basis for the company’s future estate range, and it features large hexagonal front grille, Matrix LED headlights, LED fog lights on the outer side of the air intakes, twin exhausts and a boot-mounted spoiler. While maintaining its basic form factor of a an estate, the concept retains the luxurious appeal of the coupe. With a length of 5.13 metres, the estate-version is 0.03 metres longer than the coupe.
The Prologue concept features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with power output of 597 hp and 750 Nm of torque. The TFSI engine paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission enables the Prologue concept to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. In spite of the high-performance specifications, the CO2 emissions is rated at 199 g/km only.
The Prologue Avant concept will evolve into a perfect rival for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake if the production is confirmed, which most likely should happen, considering this opportunistic segment and the German automaker’s ambitious goal of extending its range to 60 models by 2020.