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Audi Prologue Avant concept shows its beautiful metal in Geneva

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).

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.