Audi has revealed the third iteration of the Prologue concept car ahead of its public debut in China at next week’s Shanghai motor show.
With its raised body, the third member of the prologue family takes on an allroad theme and also incorporates hybrid drive.
Viewed from the side, the 5.13 metre long design study features a long front-end and flat D-pillars towards the rear. An extension offset in grey runs along the bottom edge of the body as well as around the wheel wells. The latter house 22‑inch wheels with a five-arm design.
Underneath, the design study gets a 4.0 TFSI engine – a V8 with twin turbochargers – and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed tiptronic to produce 724 bhp of system power and 664 lb-ft of torque.
Audi claims the show car goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, and is capable of achieving up to 117 mpg according to the NEDC standard for plug-in hybrids, which corresponds to 56 grams CO2 per km. The lithium-ion battery mounted in the rear of the car has a capacity of 14.1 kWh for a purely electric range of 33 miles.
With its AWC (Audi wireless charging) technology which the brand is currently developing for series production, the prologue allroad can also be charged inductively.