Audi TT Off-road Concept

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 by

The TT offroad concept breaks the mold, combining design cues of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV. The four-door model, which is presenting at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, adds an entirely new expression to the design language. Its plug-in hybrid drive with two electric motors and a system output of 408 horsepower provides for dynamic performance, yet consumes on average just 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

Audi TT offroad concept

4.39 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and a wheelbase of 2.63 meters – in these dimensions the Audi TT offroad concept resembles today’s compact SUV, the Audi Q3. At 1.53 meters tall, however, it is 8 centimeters shorter, making its sporty character obvious at first glance.

The design ideas of the new TT were also the inspiration for the sporty interior of the show car. The top of the instrument panel is designed as a wing. This is supported by a visible aluminum structure that as a horizontal design element incorporates the air vents and underscores the width of the interior. The round air vents are reminiscent of jet engines and incorporate the air conditioning controls. The slender instrument panel is focused on the driver.

The plug-in hybrid drive in the Audi TT offroad concept delivers 408 hp of system output and 650 Nm of system torque. The show car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and reaches the electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h without any trouble.

Audi TT offroad concept rear

In front of the rear axle is a liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery comprising eight modules. It contributes to the balanced 54:46 weight distribution between the front and rear axles and to the low center of gravity. The battery stores up to 12 kWh of energy, enough for an electric range of 50 kilometers. An Audi wall box, which manages the energy feed conveniently and intelligently and can deal with a variety of voltages and outlets, is used for stationary charging.

The Audi TT offroad 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 to avoid side-impact collisions, or reduce their severity, where lanes merge and at intersections. Radar sensors and a wide-angle video camera scan zones to the front and sides of the car. If the system detects a vehicle approaching from the side and assesses it to be critical, graduated warnings are displayed in the Audi virtual cockpit.

Online traffic light information is a technology that connects the Audi TT offroad 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 Audi virtual cockpit shows the driver what speed to drive in order to reach the next traffic light while it is green. The cockpit displays the time remaining when waiting for the light to turn green.

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