A couple of days back we reported Audi is going to showcase an all new concept SUV at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Well, keeping its promise, Audi has unveiled the Audi AllRoad Shooting Brake Concept at the Detroit Motor Show.
The Shooting Brake Concept is based on e-tron quattro configuration, which essentially is a new form Audi has implemented for the very first time. It combines Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive and a hybrid drivetrain, leading to an all new language.
“The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km (123.80 US mpg) of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We are offering very concrete glimpses of the near future in this show car.”
Being a concept the body of the car is full of masculinity and character. Dimension wise the Shooting Brake concept is 4.20 meters (13.78 ft) long, 1.85 meters (6.07 ft) wide and 1.41 meters (4.63 ft) tall, and has a 2.51 meters (8.23 ft) long wheelbase. The exterior is extremely attractive featuring matrix LED technology dual headlights, large air intakes at the front, short overhangs, low roof line, dark gray rub strips, large lightweight rims made of CFRP, an aluminium underbody, sleek tail lights, diffuser and two large exhaust tailpipes.
The cabin is full of innovative technologies, something we always expect form an Audi concept. It features a new design MMI, the e-S tronic (shift-by-wire), 12.3 inch screen TFT display with 3D graphics, navigation system, the Audi phone box, Alcantara and various leather qualities, sport seats with integrated head restraints and much more.
Powering the car is a combination of a TFSI petrol engine and an electric motor. The TFSI engine produces 215 kW (292 hp) of power and generates 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor on the other hand produces 40 kW of power and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. The drivetrain is complemented by a six-speed e-S tronic transmission. There is also a secondary electric motor powering the rear axle which produces 85 kW and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque.