After being revealed online last month, the Audi Prologue Avant concept is currently on display in Geneva. It likely serves as a preview for a future shooting brake which will probably be slotted in the next-gen A7 family and will act as a direct competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The concept draws its inspiration from last year’s Prologue concept and features similar matrix laser headlights, 22-inch wheels and 3D taillights.
As you would expect from a concept wearing the four ring logo, this one is motivated by a plug-n hybrid setup consisting of a TDI 3.0-liter engine working together with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery that has a 14.1 kWh capacity. This hardware arrangement grants the Audi Prologue Avant concept with a combined output of 455 HP (335 kW) and a peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft).
In terms of performance, it needs just 5.1 seconds to get to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill and it will keep on accelerating until it hits a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) which has been electronically limited. Despite these more than decent performances, the Audi Prologue Avant concept has managed to remain quite frugal as it has a fuel consumption in the combined cycle of only 1.6 liters / 100 km and can also travel solely in electric mode for as much as 33 miles (54 km).