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Audi’s TT goes off-road

29.12.2014

WE’VE written about the Audi TT off-road concept before however, the German brand has released more information regarding this compact SUV coupé.

What is it?

It is a four-door model about the size of the current Q3 which was seen at the 2014 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. The concept is powered by two electric motors and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor that produces a combined 300kW/650Nm.

The figures

Consumption is claimed at 1.9 litres/100km and a total range of up to 880 kilometres. The show car accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds and reaches the electronically governed top speed of 250km/h.

Power split

The combustion engine is a 2.0 TFSI producing 215kW/380Nm while a separating clutch links the transverse 2.0-litre to an electric motor producing 40kW and 220Nm. That takes care of the front wheels while at the rear is a second electric motor that provides 85kW and 270Nm.

Chassis

Many of the components of the McPherson front suspension are made of aluminium; the four-link rear axle handles longitudinal and transverse forces separately. The Audi drive select system allows the driver to modify the function of various technical modules in multiple steps.

New driver assistance systems

The Audi TT off-road concept show car features two Audi driver assistance systems that are almost ready for production; the intersection assistant and online traffic light information technology. The intersection assistant aims to help avoid side-impact collisions, or reduce their severity, where lanes merge at intersections.

Online traffic light information is a technology that connects the Audi TT off-road concept via the cell phone network to the central traffic computer, which controls the traffic light systems in the city. Based on the information from this system, the car shows the driver what speed to drive in order to reach the next traffic light while it’s green.

Interior

The interior of the Audi TT off-road concept offers space for four. The rear seat can accommodate two adults. The top of the instrument panel is designed as a wing. This is supported by a visible aluminium structure that has a horizontal design element, incorporates the air vents and underscores the width of the interior. There are signature round air vents and a slender instrument panel.

Besides elements from the TT, the design of the centre console and the doors of the show car also include numerous elements from the Q family, such as a robustly designed tunnel support and functional cup holders in front of the shift lever. Serving as the display instrument is the Audi virtual cockpit. The 12.3-inch TFT display produces high-quality 3D graphics.

Article written by Autodealer
29.12.2014
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