Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept
Yet again Audi managed to turn eyes at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Among the few automakers, which all the eyes look forward to, Audi unleashed a new concept of a mini crossover this year. Apparently, the smallest crossover from the brand, the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept is another futuristic attempt by Audi. The concept employs a plug in gas electric hybrid powertrain into an avant-garde crossover that is both compact and sporty. What seem much apparent from the styling are the cues taken from the 2014 Audi Allroad as well as the sporty Audi TT, henceforth, making the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept look like a tall wagon with two doors. And that is where the moniker comes from! As it is said that this is probably the smallest crossover proposed by the brand, the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept car is even smaller than the 2015 Audi Q3.
The futuristic wagon is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine with direct injection. The engine readily delivers 288 horsepower and 280 pound feet of twist. The gasoline grunt is coupled with two electric motors. The front drive motor is rated at 40 kilowatts while the one fitted on the rear axle is rated at 85 kilowatts. The motor responsible for rear drive is separated from the main drivetrain of the vehicle. The 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept runs on an 8.8 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery. When the motor comes into action, the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept drives with power of 402 ponies and whopping 479 pound feet of torque. That is some serious amount of twist for a vehicle that small! The transmission that is mated to the amazing engine of the concept is a six speed dual clutch automated manual transmission, which accelerates the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept from rest to 760 mph in a sprint time of just 4.6 seconds. Another impressive number in line! The top speed that the vehicle can attain, as the brand claims, is 155 mph.
Molecules of Aluminum and carbon fiber have come together to materialize this concept car. The use of such materials reduces the weight of the wagon, dramatically. A much needed attribute! However, the carbon fiber could spike up the cost of the vehicle, if it hits production. On the inside, the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept boasts the advanced most edition of the Audi’s Multi Media Interface. Major features that come with the MMI are 3D graphics on your panel screen and an option to inductively charge your smartphone by linking it to the wagon’s electrical system.
The 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake, for all intents and purposes, was a concept car. A vehicle, strictly same as this, would never be available for you to buy. However, the brand will most likely inculcate elements from the design into the upcoming models. Being such a compact crossover, and that too with two doors, the chances of something like the 2014 Audi Allroad Shooting Brake to be available in the US are thin.