Audi Prologue Allroad concept makes world premiere in Shanghai

Audi Prologue Allroad concept at Auto Shanghai 2015

The Audi Prologue Allroad concept is currently on display at Auto Shanghai, following last week’s online debut. It likely acts as a preview for the next generation A6 allroad quattro and has been envisioned with a 5.13-meter overall length and it sits 77mm higher than the Prologue Avant. It gets an increased ride height and plastic body cladding combined with a quattro all-wheel drive system and 20-inch wheels allowing the vehicle to tackle rough terrains.

Stepping inside the cabin, Audi went for a futuristic layout with very few physical buttons and knobs as these were replaced by large touchscreen displays and a fully digital instrument cluster as part of the Audi virtual cockpit. There’s also a rear seat entertainment system with OLED screens while the spacious trunk hosts a tailor-made luggage set.

As you would expect from a recent concept with the four ring logo, the Audi Prologue Allroad concept adopts a plug-in hybrid system by mixing up a TFSI 4.0-liter gasoline engine with two turbos and an 8-speed tiptronic transmissions housing an electric motor. With a massive combined output of 734 PS and 900 Nm, the mid-size premium wagon sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and it has an average fuel consumption of 2.4 liters / 100 km, with 56 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Thanks to a rear-mounted 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, Audi says the concept can be driven on electric mode for 33.6 miles (54 km) while recharging can be done wirelessly thanks to inductive technology.