The Audi Prologue Allroad concept was unveiled this week earlier than expected, it was initially due for release and showcase at the upcoming 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.
There were whispers in regards to a third member of the prologue fleet for Audi, ultimately proven true with the news of this next iteration A6 Allroad.
Under the hood of the Allroad concept lies an electric motor with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, all unified by an automatic eight-speed transmission. In conjunction they’ll produce 738 horsepower with 664 pound-feet of torque, compelling this AWD Prologue to 62 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.
There will be a 14.1-kwh lithium-ion battery mounted in the rear of the vehicle providing stated electric range of 33.6 miles. The battery will also be able to be charged inductively with Audi’s wireless charging technology according to Worldcarfans.
Even with all of this horsepower and agility, Audi still says the vehicle will achieve an 98 miles per gallon equivalent.
Audi’s concept measures in at 16.8 feet, as well, it sits three inches higher than the previously showcased Prologue Avant, all placed atop lightweight five-link construction front and rear axels and 20-inch carbon-fiber ceramic disk brakes.
It will be riding on adaptive air suspension, with different settings depending on the drivers preference. The vehicle’s AWD system will combine a variable-ratio and a dynamic steering unit, additionally, the Allroad will receive a steering unit for the rear wheels to work in combination.
The interior includes four individual seats, three touchscreen displays, all powered by a “groundbreaking” operating system. The infotainment system is controlled by the front passenger, who has access to a widescreen display which is set into the instrument panel. Passengers in the back have another OLED display placed on the center console, allowing them to adjust the seats, climate control, infotainment settings, and relay information to the driver.