Mike Chino

Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

by , 01/13/14

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Audi’s Allroad Shooting Brake Concept is designed to handle “light off-road conditions,” and as such it features a slightly raised suspension and large 19-inch wheels made from lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. An e-quattro all-wheel drive system gives the vehicle enough traction to take to the trail, and the four-seater hatchback provides room for weekend pursuits with a body that measures 165 inches long, 72 inches wide and 55 inches tall.

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The Allroad Shooting Brake’s turbocharged TFSI engine is backed by twin electric motors and an 8.8-kWh lithium ion battery that gives the car an all-electric range of 31 miles – enough for a short commute or trips around town. The rear axle electric motor provides 199 pounds per feet of torque and shoulders most of the burden of low-speed driving. Audi also packed several of its newer technologies into the concept – including Matrix Beam laser headlights and a 12.3-inch thin-film transistor screen that displays vital info about the car. Audi board member Ulrich Hackenberg says that the Allroad Shooting Brake represents a “a concrete look into the near future,” so look for its styling and design cues to be represented in future models.

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  1. tony myers tony myers January 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    How does it manage a 130 mpg fuel rating when even full electrics don’t rate that high?

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