Audi Prologue Allroad concept makes world premiere in Shanghai

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.

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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.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.