Published on January 13th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro2
Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Is A 124 MPGe Hybrid
Like many recent Audi concepts, the Allroad Shooting Brake borrows e-tron technology for propulsion, utilizing a 2.0 liter gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors, one for each axle. Even with just a fairly small 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, Audi still claims a zero-emissions driving range of 31 miles per full charge.
More impressive though, the e-tron Quattro system can even handle some “light off-roading”, hence the name “Allroad”, though I don’t expect to see this concept crashing through sand dunes any time soon. On the road though, the Audi Allroad Concept can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 155 MPH.
The Allroad Concept was built in the same lane as prior Audi concepts, like the Sport Quattro Laserlight, but maintains a distinct styling of its own. Audi kept weight right around 3,500 pounds thanks to usage of carbon fiber and aluminum, though they won’t say whether this concept will go on sale, just that this is a “concrete look” at the future of Audi automobiles. Most likely we’ll get the still-cool-but-not-nearly-as-fast Audi A3 e-tron.
Take that as you will.