The Audi allroad shooting brake PHEV concept is making its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
The two-door car is a hybrid crossover; Audi said its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro.
“The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kilowatt of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km (123.80 U.S. 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.”
Audi added the compact two-door show car combines a host of visual elements of future sports car models with the Audi-typical allroad concept and “shooting brake” car body form.
Audi explained the plug-in hybrid drive delivers 300 kilowatt (408 horsepower) of system power and a system torque of 650 Nm (479.42 pound-feet). The show car, which weighs around 1,600 kg (3527.40 lb) without the driver, launches from a standstill to highway speed (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, and its forward acceleration does not quit until it is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155.34 mph).
The compact crossover has a low fuel consumption figure of 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (123.80 U.S. mpg) based on the relevant ECE standard. Its total driving range is up to 820 km (509.52 miles).
The Audi allroad shooting brake concept is powered by the 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine providing 215 kilowatt (292 horsepower) of power and generates 280.27 pound-feet of torque. Audi describes the transverse mounted two-liter four-cylinder with a large turbocharger as a high-end engine: in part-load operation, indirect injection supplements direct gasoline injection to improve fuel economy and the exhaust manifold that is integrated in the cylinder head enables high-performance thermal management.
The 2.0 TFSI is combined to a disc-shaped electric motor via a decoupling clutch; the electric motor provides 40 kilowatt of power and 199.14 pound-feet of torque and is integrated in the six-speed e-S tronic transmission. The dual clutch transmission sends power to the front wheels.
A second electric motor, which is separate from this drive unit, is mounted to the rear axle. It supplies 85 kilowatt and 199.14 pound-feet of torque at low and moderate vehicle speeds. Audi added it can also 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, essentially making the Audi allroad shooting brake an e-tron quattro.
Located just forward of the rear axle is a lithium-ion battery that consists of eight modules. Audi said this liquid-cooled battery has an energy capacity of 8.8 kilowatt-hour, which is enough for 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving. An Audi wall box is used for stationary charging; it can operate with different voltages and plug connector types, and it regulates the energy transfer conveniently and intelligently.