Crossover in a compress package: The Audi allroad sharpened stop uncover car

Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by in Audi Canada

“The uncover automobile combines sex appeal, rarely fit e-tron-quattro record that produces 300 kW of appetite nonetheless usually consumes 1.9 l/100 km (123.80 US mpg) of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of a Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We are charity really petrify glimpses of a nearby destiny in this uncover car.”

The code with a 4 rings is fluctuating a pattern denunciation in a Audi allroad sharpened brake. The compress two-door uncover automobile combines a horde of visible elements of destiny sports automobile models with a Audi-typical allroad judgment and “shooting brake” automobile physique form. Its user interface plan also offers an opinion on destiny prolongation solutions.

Sculptural: extraneous design
The Audi allroad sharpened stop maintains a absolute position on a road. The interplay of a purify drawn lines and a frozen robust tragedy of a surfaces emanate a sculptural, romantic design. The extraneous skin appears as yet it were sculpted from one plain piece, from a single-frame grille to a particular hurricane line and frail behind styling, in that a characteristics of a allroad and a sharpened stop come together.

With a wheelbase of 2.51 meters (8.23 ft), a uncover automobile – embellished in Ice Blue – is 4.20 meters (13.78 ft) long, 1.85 meters (6.07 ft) far-reaching and 1.41 meters (4.63 ft) tall.

The Audi allroad sharpened stop represents a initial time that Audi has sum a allroad and e-tron form languages. As on each Audi, a vast hexagonal single-frame grille dominates on a considerable sculptural front; it is somewhat equivalent towards a behind of a body. Typical of an e-tron model, it has an insert with slight fins, that resemble a cooling ribs of an electronic component. There is a quattro trademark on a revoke partial of a single-frame. The low-profile executive atmosphere estuary is milled into a underbody insurance that is done of aluminum.

The low-profile twin headlights of a Audi allroad sharpened stop are a classical anxiety to a form denunciation of a Audi quattro models. At a same time, it represents an modernized growth state of quattro design, that Audi already hinted during in a Sport quattro judgment automobile in Sep 2013 during a IAA uncover in Frankfurt am Main. Braces assign a headlights into 4 segments; a pattern LED record with a away tranquil light-emitting diodes guarantees glorious prominence but causing glisten to coming traffic. Beneath a headlights, slight cranky fins yield structure to a vast atmosphere inlets.

In a side perspective as well, a evil lines of a uncover automobile give a clarity of strong energy. Its overhangs are short, and a roof line stretches low over a automobile body. Typical of a sharpened stop style, it descends early and runs out into a particular C-pillars. There is a charging pier in a left post and a fuel doorway in a right pillar.

The extraneous skin of a Audi allroad sharpened stop is a element brew of aluminum and CO fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). The dim gray massage strips are customary allroad elements, and they visually revoke a volume of a body; they rise boldly from front to rear. Together with a vast circle flares, they prominence a car’s offroad character.

Fine sum demonstrate to a pointing with that a uncover automobile was designed. There are aluminum inlays in a bony sill add-ons. The vast lightweight wheels have rims done of CFRP. Their finely minute styling with 7 arms is formed on a demeanour of a e-tron models, while their executive thatch are another underline that highlights a sporty impression of a compress crossover.

At a rear, a aluminum underbody insurance emphasizes a car’s width; a pragmatic grooves change from a e-tron motif. Horizontal, logically sequenced lines conclude a outlines of purify surfaces and frozen volumes; a styling of a tail lights takes adult a pattern of a headlights. A diffuser integrates a twin vast empty tailpipes. The open roof spoiler serve accentuates a design. The third stop light, implemented as a prosaic light conductor, elegantly complements a behind design.

Joy of use: interior and user interfaces
The flexibility and functionality of a Audi allroad sharpened stop is ideal for young, sporty and active people. In a winter in California, for example, they could expostulate a automobile from Los Angeles to a San Gabriel Mountains for snowboarding in a morning, and afterwards conduct out to during Venice Beach for some kite surfing in a afternoon.

There is copiousness of room for 4 passengers inside. In front, a slight competition seats give a motorist and front newcomer optimal physique support; they underline rarely contoured parallel panels and integrated conduct restraints, while cushioned pads support a thighs in discerning pushing by curves. An easy entrance duty creates it easier to enter a behind seating area. When a behind seatback is folded down, a load area with a turn load building is created, in that there is space for rather vast sports equipment.

Designed with purify and frozen lines, a interior of a uncover automobile utilizes a colors anthracite and stone grey. The materials simulate a sublime handiwork of Audi designers – this is clear in a alcantara rooflining and in a several qualities of leather and a splendid and dim aluminum materials that are used for controls and trim, e.g. on a atmosphere nozzles and a spokes of a multifunction steering wheel.

The interior pattern of a Audi allroad sharpened stop also follows a Audi truth of lightweight design, sporty magnificence and easy to use controls. When noticed from a top, a instrument row resembles a wing aspect of an airplane, and a turn atmosphere nozzles bleed associations to jet engines. The controls for a meridian control complement are located here. Their core spindles enclose a controls for chair heating, heat and a instruction and appetite of a atmosphere streams. They automatically extend out from a instrument row when they clarity a palm approaching. The lights are activated by a button, and a plate-type hoop opens a door.

The core console travels together with chair adjustments so that a controls sojourn during an optimal stretch to a driver. Individual excellent composition is also possible. The controls – a electronic selector push of a e-S tronic (shift-by-wire) and a depot of a MMI user interface – are always ideally within strech and can be optimally practiced to a tallness and preferences of a driver.

The new pattern of a MMI depot and sporty pattern of a multifunction steering circle lets a motorist control scarcely all functions of a Audi allroad sharpened stop intuitively. The handling plan imparts a new form of “joy of use” – a menu structure is formed on that of a intelligent phone, that includes a giveaway content hunt function. It is easy to entrance all vital functions, and multitouch gestures on a touchpad of a MMI depot capacitate discerning scrolling and zooming in lists and maps.

The cockpit is really focused on a driver. The steering circle and digital instrument cluster distortion in a singular approach line of sight. The TFT arrangement with a 12.3 in. shade presents all pivotal information in tip peculiarity 3D graphics and offers a accumulation of modes. In a classical view, a powermeter for a plug-in hybrid expostulate complement and a speedometer are in a foreground, while in Infotainment mode elements such as a vast navigation map dominate, and in Sport mode a tachometer is prominently displayed.

Another forward-looking underline in a uncover automobile is a Audi phone box, that links a driver’s dungeon phone to a automobile electrical complement and can inductively assign it as necessary.

Three expostulate units: plug-in hybrid drive
The plug-in hybrid expostulate delivers considerable pivotal opening information with 300 kW (408 hp) of complement appetite and a complement torque of 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft). The uncover car, that weighs around 1,600 kg (3527.40 lb) but a driver, launches from a delay to highway speed (62.14 mph) in 4.6 seconds, and a brazen acceleration does not quit until it is electronically singular during 250 km/h (155.34 mph). The compress crossover has a low fuel expenditure figure of 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (123.80 mpg) (45 g CO2 per km [72.42 g/mile]) formed on a applicable ECE standard. Its sum pushing operation is adult to 820 km (509.52 miles).

The 2.0 TFSI in a Audi allroad sharpened stop outputs 215 kW (292 hp) of appetite and generates 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. The cross mounted two-liter four-cylinder with a vast turbocharger is a high-end engine. In part-load operation, surreptitious injection supplements approach gasoline injection to urge fuel economy; a empty plural that is integrated in a cylinder conduct enables high-performance thermal management.

The 2.0 TFSI operates together with a disc-shaped electric engine around a decoupling clutch; a electric engine outputs 40 kW of appetite and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. It is integrated in a six-speed e-S tronic. The twin purchase transmission, that shifts during lightning speed, sends torque to a front wheels.

A second electric motor, that is apart from this expostulate unit, is mounted to a behind axle. It reserve propulsive appetite during low and assuage automobile speeds with a limit appetite of 85 kW and 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft) of torque. It can also be operated in tandem with a engine and engine during a front spindle if a hybrid government complement decides that all-wheel expostulate creates sense. In such situations, e.g. on a sleazy highway or in light off-road conditions, this radically creates a Audi allroad sharpened stop an e-tron quattro.

Located only brazen of a behind spindle is a lithium-ion battery that consists of 8 modules. It contributes towards a offset placement of weight, and it frequency affects load ability during all. The liquid-cooled battery has an appetite ability of 8.8 kWh, that is adequate for 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving. An Audi wall box is used for still charging; it can work with opposite voltages and block connector types, and it regulates a appetite send conveniently and intelligently.

Drive name government offers 3 pushing modes. There is a EV mode, that can be comparison by a symbol on a multifunction steering wheel; it prioritizes all-electric driving. Here, a front expostulate section is inactive, and a electric engine during a behind spindle with a absolute torque can fast accelerate a two-door automobile to a tip speed of 130 km/h (80.78 mph).

In Hybrid mode, a expostulate sources work rarely efficiency, and they work together in several ways as necessary. In many situations, a electric engine in front acts as a generator – driven by a engine, it charges a battery, and this extends a car’s effective electric pushing range.

In Sport mode, that a motorist can name around a Audi expostulate name system, a car’s full complement appetite is available. When a high turn of appetite is demanded by a driver, a electric engine during a behind spindle works together with a 2.0 TFSI in a boost mode, in that both expostulate units outlay propulsive power.

Depending on a pushing situation, releasing a accelerator pedal can means all expostulate units to be decoupled, or it can outcome in appetite liberation by regenerative braking. In a initial case, a uncover automobile coasts with 0 emissions given a explosion engine is close off; in a latter case, braking appetite is fed behind into a high-voltage battery.

The motorist can use a “Hold” and “Charge” functions in a MMI user interface to privately change a battery’s assign state, e.g. to boost storage of electric appetite so that it can be used over a final kilometers to a destination.

Chassis
An electro-mechanical steering complement is during work in a framework of a Audi allroad sharpened brake; it works together with a MacPherson front cessation and a four-link behind suspension. The sporty crossover is really gifted in off-road pushing interjection to a high belligerent clearance, compress wheelbase, brief overhangs and electric quattro drive. It has a frozen and sporty position on a road, and a Audi expostulate name automobile dynamics complement offers several modes to a driver. Size 255/40 tires are mounted to a 19-inch wheels.

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