The Audi prologue actualization car has been appear at the Los Angeles Motor Show, and hints at a comfortable two-door battling for the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe.
It additionally shows a revised architecture administration for the German brand, and credibility appear the next-generation A6, A7 and A8, as set out by anew appointed arch of design, Marc Lichte. Described as a “signature car for Audi”, the prologue actualization car could additionally eventually apparent itself as the new Audi A9.
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The two-door auto actualization a 4.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine, acquainted to aftermath 597bhp. There’s 750Nm of torque, allowance it chase from 0-62mph in aloof 3.7 seconds. That agency if it was to accomplish production, it could out-accelerate the flagship £183,000 Mercedes S 65 AMG Coupe, which takes a analogously apathetic 4.1 abnormal for the aforementioned criterion sprint.
However, admitting the absorbing performance, it’ll afford aloof 199g/km of CO2, acknowledgment to a 48-volt ‘mild hybrid’ arrangement that captures ashen activity beneath braking. The prologue additionally actualization an eight-speed automated gearbox akin to Audi’s acclaimed quattro four-wheel drive. Air abeyance and a four-wheel council arrangement ensures the actualization car offers a acceptable alloy of abundance and acknowledging handling.
The Audi prologue is beneath and lower than the accepted A8 saloon, but that’s not to say it’s a baby car. It’s still added than bristles metres continued and 1.95 metres wide. The huge advanced grille gives it an arty stance, and gives us a acceptable abstraction of what all approaching Audis will attending like.
The glassy headlights affection affected Matrix laser technology, which Audi says “illuminates the absolute artery in aerial resolution,” beneath which a brace of contoured air intakes accept been congenital into the aciculate bonanza design.
From the side, the 22-inch ten-spoke alloys boss the caster arches, while the flared amateur accord it a glassy and abounding silhouette. The adventurous anatomy creases active from advanced to rear accord the consequence of a fast, comfortable GT car that could battling the brand of the Aston Martin DB9.
Aluminium and high-strength animate accept been acclimated abundantly in the architecture of the Audi prologue actualization car, coated in a fair aftereffect paint, which Audi says gives it a “warm and affected appearance.”
Inside the ample and affected autogenous shows an agitative new administration for Audi. Not absolutely an breadth that bare work, Audi has confused the bold up a notch, by accumulation the minimalist architecture and basic cockpit from the new TT with cutting-edge technology and first-rate materials.
The dashboard integrates three blow displays, acceptance the disciplinarian to ascendancy aggregate from lighting to multimedia and the car’s assurance abetment systems on one either ancillary of the council wheel.
The interface is said to visually acclimate to the specific active style, while an avant-garde and able software arrangement will analyze and acquaint with the disciplinarian and cartage via their smartphones. The able tech can acclimatize the seats and altitude ascendancy settings according to their preferences and additionally accomplish changes to the avenue plan and recommendations for music throughout their journey.
The advanced commuter faces addition ample widescreen display, acclimated to alone ascendancy ball features, and alike programme pre-configured routes to the driver’s sat-nav display.
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