Audi Allroad E-Tron Shooting Brake Concept Live Reveal From 2014 Detroit Auto Show
The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake plug-in hybrid concept has taken to the stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
This concept is a “concrete look into the near future,” according to Audi.
For the first time in the automaker’s long history, the trademarked terms of allroad and e-tron unite in one compact package. In fact, it’s so compact that our reporter on the scene in Detroit say the rear seat is useless.
The compact all-road consumes fuel at a rate of 1.9 liters per 100 km (123.8 mpg US). Total driving range is 510 miles, while electric-only range is typical Audi at 31 miles.
Some additional specs from Audi for your viewing pleasure:
Three drive units: plug-in hybrid drive
The plug-in hybrid drive delivers impressive key performance data with 300 kW (408 hp) of system power and a system torque of 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft). The show car, which weighs around 1,600 kg (3527.40 lb) without the driver, launches from a standstill to highway speed (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, and its forward acceleration does not quit until it is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155.34 mph). The compact crossover has a low fuel consumption figure of 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (123.80 mpg) (45 g CO2 per km [72.42 g/mile]) based on the relevant ECE standard. Its total driving range is up to 820 km (509.52 miles).
The 2.0 TFSI in the Audi allroad shooting brake outputs 215 kW (292 hp) of power and generates 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. The transverse mounted two-liter four-cylinder with a large turbocharger is a high-end engine. In part-load operation, indirect injection supplements direct gasoline injection to improve fuel economy; the exhaust manifold that is integrated in the cylinder head enables high-performance thermal management.
The 2.0 TFSI operates together with a disc-shaped electric motor via a decoupling clutch; the electric motor outputs 40 kW of power and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. It is integrated in the six-speed e-S tronic. The dual clutch transmission, which shifts at lightning speed, sends torque to the front wheels.
A second electric motor, which is separate from this drive unit, is mounted to the rear axle. It supplies propulsive power at low and moderate vehicle speeds with its maximum power of 85 kW and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. It can also be operated in tandem with the motor and engine at the front axle if the hybrid management system decides that all-wheel drive makes sense. In such situations, e.g. on a slippery road or in light off-road conditions, this essentially makes the
Audi allroad shooting brake an e-tron quattro.
Located just forward of the rear axle is a lithium-ion battery that consists of eight modules. It contributes towards a balanced distribution of weight, and it hardly affects cargo capacity at all. The liquid-cooled battery has an energy capacity of
8.8 kWh, which is enough for 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving. An Audi wall box is used for stationary charging; it can operate with different voltages and plug connector types, and it regulates the energy transfer conveniently and intelligently.
Drive select management offers three driving modes. There is the EV mode, which can be selected by a button on the multifunction steering wheel; it prioritizes all-electric driving. Here, the front drive unit is inactive, and the electric motor at the rear axle with its powerful torque can rapidly accelerate the two-door car to a top speed of 130 km/h (80.78 mph).
Even more details on the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake can be found in our previous post here.