Sporty and elegant, versatile and connected – the Audi voluntary Avant uncover car

Posted on 25. Feb, 2015 by in Audi Canada

A peek into a future
In November 2014 during a Los Angeles Motorshow, Audi presented a Audi prologue concept car, giving a demeanour to a brand’s destiny pattern language. Only 4 months later, a reward manufacturer is arrangement a various of a idealist judgment during a Geneva Motor Show. The Audi prologue Avant combines dynamics, form and duty in a ideal synthesis. With a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft) and a breadth of 1.97 meters (6.5 ft), a five-door automobile with a pioneering physique judgment positions itself clearly in a oppulance class. At a same time, it offers unmistakeable sportiness and variability. Technology is apropos an experience, both outward and inside: The motorist and adult to 3 passengers can suffer a lush interior and are digitally connected interjection to a state‑of‑the‑art infotainment pattern and bond technology.

Architecture and operation are united
The lush interior is kept in dim shades. Here as well, a show car offers a new experience: The straight‑lined pattern forms one whole with a arrangement and control concept. The unchanging front of a dashboard is stoical of 3 hold displays. Moreover, a motorist and adult to 3 passengers can settle a digital communication around dual OLED‑displays done from organic LEDs. The intensely slim, detachable OLED displays in a behind – a spin-off of a Audi inscription from a new Audi Q7* – yield passengers with on-demand information and entertainment.

Technology tighten to array production
The Audi prologue Avant uses record that is tighten to array production. It is versed with a plug‑in hybrid expostulate from a Audi Q7 e‑tron quattro that achieves even aloft opening in a uncover car. 335 kW (455 hp) of complement appetite outlay by a 3.0 TDI engine and a electric engine in multiple make a automobile scurry from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. The quite electric operation is 54 kilometers (33.6 mi). The framework is versed with adaptive atmosphere cessation and a energetic all‑wheel‑drive steering complement – so mixing comfort, sportiness, doing and fortitude on a new opening level.

A peek into a future: a Audi voluntary Avant
Progressive elegance, high variability and high-end record with a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft): The vast five-door automobile with a stretched roof continues with a pattern denunciation that Audi has instituted with a coupé study, a prologue, giving a demeanour into a future.

“With a uncover automobile for Geneva, we now interpret a pattern denunciation of a Audi prologue into a new, energetic and stretched form. We are merging it with a judgment of high variability”, says Board Member for Technical Development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. “The Audi voluntary Avant is progressive, emotion-filled and versatile, it reflects Audi’s technological cunning and peculiarity explain perfectly.”

The code with a 4 rings stands for sportiness, lightweight construction and a permanent all-wheel-drive quattro. The Audi voluntary Avant brings on-going record into a new form. The vast five-door automobile with a stretched roof and intensely prosaic D-pillars combines appetite and issuing elegance. Its pattern reflects a Audi quattro genes.

In a interior, as well, a uncover automobile captivates a motorist with innovative solutions – a pattern forms a new whole with a arrangement and control concept. The motorist and a passengers are digitally connected with one another. The continual front of a dashboard consists of 3 hold displays, a vital partial of control and communication between a motorist and a co-driver as good as passengers in a behind is satisfied by dual OLED‑displays (Organic Light Emitting Diodes).

The Audi voluntary Avant uses a plug-in hybrid expostulate of a Audi Q7 e-tron quattro during a aloft growth level. The 3.0 TDI engine and a electric engine together outlay 335 kW (455 hp) of complement opening and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of complement torque. With this performance, a uncover automobile accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. The energetic all-wheel-drive steering complement with that a behind wheels can be prone by adult to 5 degrees provides good doing and high expostulate stability.

Audi voluntary Avant: a concept
“With a Audi prologue, a antecedent scale of a new pattern language, we have clearly separate a proceed in esthetics. Now we are going one step serve by presenting a judgment that combines esthetics, dynamics and duty in a fascinating way” – this is how Marc Lichte describes a sense of a Audi voluntary Avant. “The on-going physique pattern expresses a technological cunning and reveals a values that describe a code unique: sportiness, high-quality, progressiveness.”

At a glance, a new uncover automobile can be famous to be an Audi – with a jaunty build, frozen surfaces and pointy edges. The Audi voluntary Avant picks adult on a tradition of a unusual pattern and space concepts, for example, of a proto Avant from 1982, and re-interprets this design. With a length of 5.11 meters (16.8 ft), a wheelbase of 3.04 meters (10.0 ft), a breadth of 1.97 meters (6.5 ft) and a tallness of 1.4 meters (4.6 ft), a Audi prologue Avant is a tiny incomparable than a two-door coupé Audi prologue. Four particular seats, 4 doors and a vast tailgate spin off a concept.

Wide and flat: a front
The Singleframe grille organically integrated into a automobile physique dominates a uncover car’s low front. It is positioned reduce and is designed many wider than in stream prolongation models. Its cranky ribs done from brushed aluminum benefaction a new various of a e-tron look, providing a sealed visible appearance. Towards a sides, they are somewhat focussed and forked.

The headlamps underline a sense of a uncover automobile – light-weight, energetic and elegant. Shaped like wide, prosaic wedges, a headlamps are located with their tips above a Singleframe. They benefaction a high-resolution Matrix Laser record – a latest light creation by Audi opens adult new opportunities in pattern and technology. The light is decomposed into a high array of little pixels, ensuing in probably total placement possibilities.

The tip and side edges of a evil atmosphere inlets are accentuated regulating additional light guides that in multiple with daytime pulling light give a Audi voluntary Avant a new light signature.

Strong flow: a side view
A prolonged front-section and a roof pattern descending down early and fortitude towards a behind above intensely prosaic D-pillars – a side perspective of a uncover automobile conveys an jaunty effect. Its proportions are offset off, emphasizing a front and a behind round comparison – and give an denote of a Audi quattro genes.

The wide, folded-out shoulders above a 4 wheels are desirous by a “blisters” of a Audi proto quattro dating behind to a eighties. However, they were not usually combined on tip with apart contours though have been uniformly integrated into a architecture. The shoulders pitch uniformly over a wheels. The front shoulder carries on a corner of a engine hood, so creation it seem even longer. The prolonged behind doorway emphasizes a oppulance category sense of a uncover car.

The round houses are strongly vaulting out and lift far-reaching round mirrors, so visually shortening a steel volume of a flanks. They approximate a strong 22-inch wheels carrying stretch 285/30 tires. Their 5 arms with a edged, sharp-angled spokes benefaction a serve growth of today’s rotor design.

In any and each detail, a 5.11 scale (16.8 ft) prolonged Audi voluntary Avant embodies a on-going beauty of Audi technology. The dim blue paintcoat in alloy blue underlines a magnificence of a uncover automobile in a pointed way. The outward rear-view mirrors are tiny sculptures done from aluminum, a window channel strips unostentatiously confederate a sensor surfaces towards a doorway opening. As shortly as a motorist touches a bright surfaces, electric motors will open a handle-less doors.

A support done from discriminating and matt aluminum surrounds a side windows. The behind fenders of a uncover automobile accommodate a assign hollow for electric charging on a left side, a fuel filler strap for diesel fuel on a right side. By a press of a symbol in a interior, a cover flaps will open electrically, retracting into a body.

Dynamic: a rear
The issuing behind relocating in strongly on a side is one of a many appealing views of a uncover car. The flatly organised D-pillars brush elegantly into a behind physique shoulder that forms a corner of a luggage cell lid and surrounds a whole behind section. The behind territory itself is disposition brazen in a instruction of transport like a yacht – pulling off a automobile before it even starts moving.

The behind flare frame runs conflicting a full breadth of a car, so mixing a LED behind lamps. They include of 3D potion that has a sculptural effect. At their bottom end, a behind light draws a wavy contour. Deep inside a lamps lies a stop light – when it becomes active, it appears to proceed a viewer. The conflicting pattern levels and a change between two-dimensional and three-dimensional effects give a behind lamps an wholly new dynamic.

As a judicious delay of a side sills, a sporty apron completes a behind territory towards a bottom. On possibly side it integrates prosaic horizontally separate openings with a wedge-shaped cut. The empty gas of a TDI engine comes out by a tip ones, a bottom ones with their struts are evocative of a Singleframe grille – this resolution symbolizes a e-tron judgment of a uncover car: explosion engine and electric engine in one car.

Elegant experience: a interior
The atmospheric interior of a Audi voluntary Avant has a sense of a lush lounge. Sinewy taut, quietly issuing lines and slim geometric bodies communicate a feeling of expanse, levity and tranquility. The prolonged core console with a pass-through also appears to hover, as do a slim front seats, whose rails are mounted on a hovel and side sills.

The instrument row stretches horizontally from one side to a other, so formulating a far-reaching sense in a interior. It lowers itself towards a motorist and a co-driver on dual levels. The tip level, like a roof, lies over a Audi practical cockpit destiny and a far-reaching atmosphere vents. It forms partial of a wrap‑around encompassing a interior and luggage cell like a horizon.

Both behind passengers can suffer particular seats with a atmospheric ambience.

All of a interior sum denote Audi’s high-quality pattern and formidable claim. A seperated trim row covers a atmosphere vent; it moves down as shortly as a atmosphere conditioning is set higher. The newly designed prosaic shift‑by‑wire selector push for a eight-speed tiptronic is uniformly integrated in a core console.

Three-part display: a instrument panel
The superb pattern pattern of a Audi voluntary Avant uncover automobile blends in with a game-changing, new arrangement and control judgment enabling digital communication between a motorist and his passengers. Across a full width, a front of a dashboard is designed as a arrangement aspect that integrates 3 hold displays. Massive aluminum frames approximate a dual driver-faced displays left and right of a steering wheel. The left one serves to control a support functions, a right one is for multimedia management.

The front newcomer faces a widescreen arrangement that is integrated into a full aspect of a instrument panel; it is used to configure party facilities away and conveniently. With a wiping movement, a front newcomer can send media calm such as song playlists to a right motorist arrangement or navigation information to a Audi practical cockpit behind a steering wheel.

On a console of a core tunnel, there is another arrangement for calm entry, atmosphere conditioning and infotainment designed for a driver. It consists essentially of an intensely thin, bendable OLED film (OLED: organic light emitting diodes), and it displays intensely pointy images that are abounding in contrast. When inactive, a OLED arrangement is in a prosaic retracted position; as shortly as a automobile is started, it moves adult during an angle. The winding arrangement ensures a consistent ergonomic stretch to a driver’s hand, his wrist quietly resting on a eight‑speed tiptronic selector lever.

Within a driver’s margin of perspective lies a Audi virtual cockpit future. High-resolution displays and 3 mirrors beget a practical visible theatre with 3 levels. In a navigation view, for instance, a initial spin presents information that is critical for driving; levels dual and 3 beget a abyss outcome in a cockpit. Thanks to this staggered approach, information is structured improved and is easier to grasp. According to pulling style, calm and colors will change in a Audi practical cockpit destiny – when pulling tempers unleash, for instance, a arrangement changes to competition mode.

Comfort and party in a behind supposing by OLED technology
The behind passengers in a Audi voluntary Avant use a stretchable OLED arrangement integrated in a core console that due to a bendable structure adapts a angle to a behind chair backrests’ angle of inclination. Using this display, settings such as chair adjustment, meridian control, audio/video and ambient values can be tranquil in a behind of a car. Moreover, passengers can sell information with a driver. When inactive, a OLED arrangement lies prosaic in a core console. As shortly as behind passengers get into a car, it moves adult during an angle. As with a OLED arrangement in a front of a car, a winding arrangement in a behind also ensures a consistent and ergonomically ideal stretch to a passenger’s hand.

When a audio complement is active, a sound spoiler moves out of a behind wheelhouse panelings, homogenously distributing song in a interior in high-end quality.

Another infotainment underline are a dual Audi tablets – a serve growth of a Audi inscription in a new Audi Q7. These are mounted to a backrests of a front seats – also with OLED technology, and rarely slim and somewhat curved. The tablets can be unclipped and afterwards be operated outward of a car.

From a impulse of removing into a Audi voluntary Avant, a motorist and a passengers can knowledge first-class comfort. The “butler” – an innovative, intelligent module program – identifies them formed on their smartphones and adjusts a seats and meridian control complement according to their preferences. The complement also creates suggestions for song and track formulation formed on a owner’s preferences. Cell phones can be placed in a dual Easy Slot systems integrated in a core hovel console. There they are related adult with a automobile infotainment complement and inductively charged.

Authentic: materials and colors
Colors and materials in a Audi voluntary Avant stress a sense of comfort and sporty elegance. The tip instrument row is colored in lifestyle blue, a bottom instrument panel, a seats and a runner are designed in superb sarder brownish-red color.

In a interior, aluminum trim elements supplement absolute visible highlights. The spokes of a steering wheel, a frames of a motorist displays, a doorway inserts and a mountings and switches of a seats are done from that material. On a wrap-around, a doors and a core hovel console, they emanate a contrariety with a panels out of open-pore, dim charcoal timber veneer.

Various surfaces such as a seats, dashboard and core hovel console are upholstered with a really healthy Unikat leather. A easily dimensioned frame of Alcantara leather leads a eyes from a doorway inserts over a armrests behind and into a luggage compartment. Artfully designed perforations in a chair core line are evocative of a Singleframe grille bars.

Very tighten to array production: a technology
The plug-in hybrid expostulate of a Audi voluntary Avant is roughly matching to a powertrain in a Audi Q7 e-tron quattro that will be launched in summer 2015. The 3.0 TDI engine commissioned in a Audi voluntary Avant outputs a limit of 260 kW (353 hp), a absolute electric engine integrated in a eight-speed tiptronic contributes adult to 100 kW. System outlay is 335 kW (455 hp), while complement torque is 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft). The eight‑speed tiptronic leads engine appetite to a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate ensuring aloft expostulate characteristics in any situation.

The uncover automobile accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. Its tip speed is singular to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The Audi voluntary Avant consumes an normal of usually 1.6 liters per 100 kilometers (147.0 US mpg) according to a NEDC customary for plug-in hybrid vehicles – analogous to 43 grams of CO emissions per kilometer. The lithium-ion battery container in a behind storing 14.1 kWh of appetite gives a automobile a operation of 54 kilometers (33.6 mi) in pristine electric expostulate mode.

With a AWC (Audi wireless charging) record that Audi is building for array production, a battery can also be charged inductively. AWC record provides appetite from a building image that is connected to a appetite grid and that can be embedded on or into a asphalt. This image integrates a primary curl and an inverter (AC/AC converter). When active, this curl induces a captivating margin of swapping current. On a basement of state-of-the-art technology, Audi uses 3.6 kW of appetite as supposing by a wall hollow with a limit of 16 amps of charging current.

Comfort and competition combined: a chassis
The framework of a Audi voluntary Avant is also packaged with high-end array prolongation technology. The adaptive air suspension sport – an atmosphere cessation complement with tranquil damping – offers a far-reaching widespread between well-spoken appetite delivery and parsimonious handling. Front and behind axles are lightweight five‑arm wishbone constructions. The 20-inch stop disks are done from CO fiber ceramics.

The energetic all-wheel-drive steering complement resolves a classical dispute between energetic doing and stability. The complement combines a energetic delivery steering complement on a front spindle with an additional steering complement for a behind wheels where an electric engine actuates dual tie rods.

When a motorist steers during low to assuage speeds, a behind wheels spin adult to 5 degrees in a conflicting instruction of a front wheels. This gives a responsiveness of a automobile a serve boost and reduces a branch circle. At aloft speeds, a Audi voluntary Avant handles swerving really quietly and with aloft reliability: in such a manoeuvre, a behind wheels spin in a same instruction as a front wheels.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi Q7:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 8.3 – 5.7** (28.3 – 41.3 US mpg);
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 193 – 149 (310.6 – 239.8 g/mi)**

**The fuel expenditure and a CO2 emissions of a automobile change due to a choice of wheels and tires. They not usually count on a fit function of a fuel by a vehicle, though are also shabby by pulling function and other non-technical factors.

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