Audi officially unveiled today the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept, a two-door crossover that is not limited to paved roads. In terms of design, the new design looks just as an Audi as it features the well-known front grille, new LED headlights and large air inlets.
According to Audi, the new concept represents and advanced development state of Quattro design, which Audi already hinted at in the Sport Quattro Concept that was unveiled back in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Still, the new Allroad Shooting Brake Concept previews the next-generation Audi TT that will be unveiled later this year. Moreover, the new concept car features distinctive C-Pillars and what’s more interesting is that the left pillar offers a charging point, while the right pillar is a fuel door.
The exterior skin of the concept is made out of a a material mix of aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). At the rear, we find an aluminum underbody protection that emphasized the car’s width, stylish tail lights that take up the motif of the headlights and a roof spoiler that accentuates the design.
Inside, we actually see a preview of the 2015 Audi TT interior as the concept comes with a digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and new air vents inspired airplanes. Under the hood, there is a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine delivering 292 hp (215 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The 2.0 TFSI operates together with a disc-shaped electric motor via a decoupling clutch.
The electric motor is rated at 40 kW and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. This motor is integrated in the six-speed e-S tronic. The dual clutch transmission, which shifts at lightning speed, sends torque to the front wheels. Moreover, there is a second electric motor, which is separate from this drive unit and mounted on the rear axle. This motor develops 85 kW and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.
The motor can be operated in tandem with the motor and engine at the front axle if the hybrid management system decides that all-wheel drive makes sense. The liquid-cooled battery has an energy capacity of 8.8 kWh, which is enough for 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving.
The total output of the plug-in hybrid drive is 408 hp (300 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. With a weight of 1,600 kg, the concept car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Despite these numbers, fuel consumption is 1.9 liters/100 km (123 mph) and the total driving range is up to 820 km (509.52 miles).