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Audi Prologue Avant concept officially revealed

The Audi Prologue Avant concept has been fully revealed prior to its public debut set for next week in Geneva. The very appealing wagon adopts a single-frame wide grille and a pair of matrix laser headlights while below are large air intakes. Also noticeable are the curvaceous body lines, muscular fenders and automatically retractable door handles boasting a subtle sensor built into the aluminum window surrounds. The concept rides on 22-inch alloys and has received 3D taillights and a rear spoiler mounted on the tailgate.

Stepping inside the cabin, the Audi Prologue Avant concept mixes up dark ash wood with aluminum and Unikat leather while instead of the conventional buttons & knobs it has three touchscreen displays as well as two detachable OLED screens. It has received four individual seats and a stylish center console extending all the way to the back.

Motivation comes from a 3.0-liter TDI engine working together with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery which has a capacity of 14.1 kWh. This hardware arrangement grants the Audi Prologue Avant concept with a combined output of 455 HP (335 kW) and a maximum torque of 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). It will run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.1 seconds before reaching an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Audi says the concept has a fuel consumption of 1.6 liters / 100 km (176.5 mpg UK or 147 mpg US) and provides an electric range of up to 54 km (33.6 miles). The output provided by the hybrid system is channeled to a quattro all-wheel drive system while stopping power comes from carbon ceramic brakes.

Adrian Padeanu

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