Audi continues its revolution with Prologue Before. CONCEPT CAR A new designer, new style. Show in Show, Audi has evangelize the world with a review identity. In Geneva, it will be with the Prologue Before Concept. The new Q7 focuses the expertise of Audi. It is customary for every man to be able to mark his mark on history. If politics, this means decrees and reform, automotive, designers tend to sign their paw pace ranges that umbrella. Recently arrived at the head of Audi style, Marc Lichte is no exception. It thus aims to significantly change the style of the brand by focusing on the fundamentals that are the IMSA GTO 90 or first generation TT and A8.
Unveiled at the LA Auto Show last, the Audi Prologue Concept was presented in the form of a high-end cut of an equivalent size to that of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Immediately identifiable as an Audi, this study differed, however, by working on the proportions, including much more muscular wings that most models in the current range. In addition, the single-frame grille gained in width, at the same time she earned more acute angles.
After Los Angeles, the second episode will take place at the Geneva Motor Show. This time there is no question of cut but a type of bodywork entrenched in the tradition of the brand with the rings, break, obviously named before. Aesthetically, it Prologue Before inevitably reminds a modernized RS6, both by its blue tint on the sketches (who dressed the RS6 on the photos of the launch) and by its bodybuildées wings. Although in regard to this last point, the concept car goes even further than the break steroid in the current range. The influence of the IMSA GTO 90 cited by Marc Lichte is not in vain!
Obviously, parentage oblige, the front panel is fully reversed (aluminum inserts apart) Prologue concept. This wide and low muzzle seems even more aggressive associated with the body of a station wagon. Finally, note the steeply raked rear pillar, which is reminiscent of the very special silhouette of the Audi 100 before 1983. It is nice to see that Audi finally manages to reinterpret some elements of his story, despite an obvious complex on this ground to its rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW, and even Volvo.
Inside, everything is almost common between the Prologue and the Prologue before. Here, as on the outside, Marc Lichte has brought a substantial evolution without operating a flagrant break with what is already being done at Audi. The handset is fully digital counters and in the wake of what exists on the latest generation TT. Furthermore, the screens are becoming increasingly present, stretching right up to the passenger to better display the quattro signature, dear to the designer.
Prologue Before wants close enough to the series and this concern is found under the hood. Thus, this concept car adopts the rechargeable hybrid drivetrain of the new Q7 e-tron, which combines a V6 3.0 TDI diesel with an electric motor, all delivering 450 hp and 750 Nm. Thus, this concept car ads acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.1 seconds. Moreover, the frame is four-wheel steering. Source; automobile.challenges.fr