Sunday, 12 January 2014

Official: Audi’s Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Features 402HP Hybrid Powertrain

Audi has officially lifted the veils off its Detroit Auto Show concept car, the Allroad Shooting Brake. While the carmaker hasn’t released additional photos to those featured in our earlier story, it has revealed full technical details about the car.

The crossover features a hybrid powertrain mated to an all-wheel-drive system, called the e-Tron Quattro. The hybrid system consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine producing 288 hp and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque and two electric motors. A disc-shaped motor with 40kW (54 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) is linked to the petrol engine via a decoupling clutch and is integrated in the six-speed e-S tronic gearbox.

The second electric motor is mounted on the rear axle and is separated from the drive unit. With a maximum power of 85kW (114hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque, the motor supplies propulsive power at low and moderate vehicle speeds, as well as when the hybrid management system decides that all-wheel drive is necessary. Finally, an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery consisting of eight modules located just forward of the rear axle allows for 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric driving.

Thanks to a total system output of 402 hp (408PS) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque, the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 4.6 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. Fuel economy is rated at 1.9 l/100 km (123.8 mpg US) according to the ECE standard. Total driving range is up to 820 km (509 miles).

The Allroad Shooting Brake is 4,200mm (165 in) long, 1,850mm (73 in) wide and 1,410mm (55.5 in) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,510mm (99 in). Audi says the study combines visual elements of future sports car models (most likely the TT) with the Allroad concept and shooting brake car body form.

Another element that is relevant for future production Audis is the digital user interface, which will be featured in the 2015 Audi TT.

By Dan Mihalascu



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