A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high-end technologies: The Audi prologue Avant show car with its stretched roof which the brand presented at the Geneva Motor Show gives a look into the future – with the new and emotion-filled design language that Audi has initiated with its study in the coupé: the prologue.
In November 2014 at the Los Angeles Motorshow, Audi presented the Audi prologue concept car, giving a look to the brand’s future design language. Only four months later, the premium manufacturer is showing a variant of its visionary concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Audi prologue Avant combines dynamics, form and function in a perfect synthesis. With a length of 5.11 meters and a width of 1.97 meters, the five-door car, with its pioneering body concept, positions itself clearly in the luxury class.
At the same time, it offers unmistakable sportiness and variability. Technology is becoming an experience, both outside and inside: The driver and up to three passengers can enjoy a luxurious interior, and are digitally connected thanks to a state‑of‑the‑art infotainment architecture.
The luxurious interior is coloured in dark shades. Here as well, the show car offers a new experience: The straight-lined architecture forms one whole with its display and control concept. The consistent front of the dashboard is composed of three touch displays.
Moreover, the driver and up to three passengers can establish a digital communication via two OLED-displays made from organic LEDs. The extremely slim, detachable OLED displays in the rear – a spin-off of the Audi tablet from the new Audi Q7* – provide passengers with on-demand information and entertainment.
The Audi prologue Avant uses technology which is close to series production. It is equipped with the plug-in hybrid drive from the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro which achieves even higher performance in the show car. 455 hp of system power output by the 3.0 TDI engine and the electric motor in combination make the car sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. The purely electric range is 54 kilometers. The chassis is equipped with adaptive air suspension and the dynamic all-wheel-drive steering system – thus combining comfort, sportiness, handling and stability on a new performance level.
The Audi Group delivered approximately 1,741,100 cars of the Audi brand to customers in 2014. In 2013, the company reported revenue of €49.9 billion and an operating profit of €5.03 billion. The company operates globally in more than 100 markets and has production facilities in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Győr (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium), Bratislava (Slovakia), Martorell (Spain), Kaluga (Russia), Aurangabad (India), Changchun (China) and Jakarta (Indonesia). Since the end of 2013, the brand with the Four Rings has also been producing cars in Foshan (China). As of mid-2015, Audi will operate a production facility in São José dos Pinhais (Brazil), followed by San José Chiapa (Mexico) in 2016. Wholly owned subsidiaries of AUDI AG include quattro GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy),