Prior to its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 in just a few days time, a video of the bold Audi Prologue Avant Concept has been released. Created as the third variation of the Prologue, the Avant Concept previews a potential rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.
Beyond the redesigned shape and the addition of two extra doors, the Audi Prologue Avant Concept’s design quite clearly resembles the original concept created to preview the firm’s new styling language. With that in mind, it features a widened front grille, aggressively pointed headlights and air intake surrounds.
Interestingly, the Audi Prologue Avant Concept does feature a slightly different front bumper with it incorporating a new splitter, LED daytime running lights and revised air intakes. The grille has also been tweaked. Elsewhere, the Prologue Avant Concept has been fitted with a set of more conventional wheels which certainly look closer to production spec than those featured on the original Prologue. They measure 22-inch at all four corners and are complete with beefy 285/30 tyres.
Powering the Audi Prologue Avant Concept is the same plug-in hybrid powertrain being developed for the upcoming Audi Q7 e-tron quattro. As a result, it includes a 3.0-litre TDI engine mated to an electric motor resulting in a combined output of 455 hp and 553.2 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the show car will sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.1 seconds.
This powertrain is then mated to an eight-speed transmission driving all four wheels via the quattro all-wheel drive system. The top speed sits at a limited 250 km/h. Despite the performance, the Audi Prologue Avant Concept consumes just 1.6-litres per 100 km as well as just 43 grams of CO2 per kilometre.