Audi quattro concept

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Audi quattro concept
Audi quattro concept.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Audi
Production Concept car
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout longitudinal front engine,
quattro permanent four-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen Group MLB platform
Powertrain
Engine 2.5l TFSI 402.8 hp (300 kW)
Transmission 6-Speed Manual sourced from Audi S5
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length 4,280 mm (168.5 in)
Width 1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Height 1,320 mm (52.0 in)
Curb weight 1,300 kg (2,866.0 lb)

The Audi quattro concept is a concept car produced by Audi and presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. It commemorates the 30th anniversary of the original Audi Quattro and the Audi quattro four wheel drive system. Based on the Audi RS5, it features a modified 2.5L five-cylinder TFSI engine and the sixth generation of quattro transmission.[1] It had been reported that Audi are considering a limited production model (200–500 cars) based on the quattro concept,[2] but the project was shelved in 2012.[3]

Engine and transmission[edit]

The car is powered by a turbocharged (TFSI) five cylinder 2.5 L engine producing 408 PS (300 kW), enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. It has a six-speed manual gearbox and a new generation of the quattro permanent four wheel drive system.[1]

Body and chassis[edit]

Based on the platform of the Audi RS5, with a wheelbase shortened by 150 mm, the styling is a reinterpretation of the short-wheelbase Audi Sport Quattro. The body is constructed in aluminium using Audi Space Frame technology, and additional carbon fibre components.[1]

The car's total weight is only 1,300 kilograms (2,866 lb),[1] which makes for a power-to-weight ratio of 3,2 kilograms per horsepower (7.02 lb/hp).

Interior[edit]

The navigation system and infotainment, which is usually placed in the center of the dashboard, has been merged with the gauge cluster placed behind the steering wheel, making the controls of the car within arm's reach. The screen can display media and nav controls and the usual speedometer at the same time. The buttons on the infotainment system have been placed around the gauge screen and on the steering wheel for convenience. The main interior colors are beige and black, with silver trim here and there. There are two racing-style bucket seats in the car, with the rest of the rear interior space used for cargo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Audi quattro concept". www.audi.com. Audi. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Audi to build reborn Quattro". Autocar. 8 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Jung, Carter (August 2012). "Audi Quattro Canned". Road & Track 63 (12): 16.