For the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi prepared the stylish Prologue Avant Concept, a vehicle that shows a new interpretation of the Avant philosophy. Inspired by the Audi Prologue Concept that was unveiled back in 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Avant concept has a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft), a width of 1.97 meters (6.5 ft) and a height of 1.4 meters (4.6 ft).
Moreover, the concept has a wheelbase of 3.04 meters (10.0 ft) and offers four individual seats, four doors as well as a large tailgate. Seen from the front, the design of the concept is dominated by the Singleframe grille, which is much wider than in current production models. Moreover, there are new headlamps shaped like flat wedges, fitted with Matrix Laser technology as well as LED fog lights.
Seen from the side, the Prologue Avant Concept shows a long front section as well as a roof dome that falls down early, continuing towards the rear above the extremely flat D-pillars. The wheel houses surround the 22-inch wheels that feature sharp-angled spokes, representing a further development of today’s rotor design.
The rear end features a lamp strip that runs across the full width of the vehicle but also stylish LED rear lamps with different design levels. Inside, the Prologue Avant Concept arrives with a long center console, slender front seats but also with the Audi virtual cockpit, which is an evolution of the one that made its debut on the all-new Audi TT.
Meanwhile, the rear passengers get a flexible OLED display that is integrated in the center console. Using this display, passengers will be able to access settings such as such as seat adjustment, climate control, audio/video and ambient values. Still, when it is inactive, the OLED display lies flat in the center console, but as soon as the rear passengers get inside the car the display moves up at an angle.
Another feature of the vehicle are the two Audi tablets, which represent a further development of the tablet found on the new Q7. The new tablets are found on the backrests of the front seats and can be unclipped and also operated outside the vehicle. The new plug-in hybrid drive found on the new Prologue Avant is almost identical to the powertrain that will be found on the upcoming Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro, which will be launched this summer.
According to Audi, the plug-in hybrid drive consists of a 3.0-liter TDI diesel engine producing 353 hp (260 kW) as well as an electric motor integrated in the 8-speed tiptronic that adds 100 kW. The total output delivered by the plug-in hybrid drive is 455 hp (335 kW), while the system torque is 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft). The 8-speed titptronic gearbox sends the power to the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
Audi says that the Prologue Avant Concept is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Despite these performances, average fuel consumption is only 1.6 l/100 km (147.0 US mpg), corresponding to 43 grams of carbon emissions per km.
The 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is located in the rear storing and offers a range of 54 km (33.6 miles) in pure electric mode. Moreover, the concept features the AWC (Audi wireless charging) technology, which means that the battery of the vehicle can be charged without the use of any wires. [source: Audi]