The Audi Prologue Concept
The Audi Prologue Concept is somewhat shorter and flatter than today’s production A8 with a length of 5.10 meters, wheelbase of 2.94 meters, width of 1.95 meters, and a height of 1.39 meters. Believed to be a competitor of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and to be named the Audi A9 in production form, the Prologue Concept welcomes 22-inch wheels set in flared arches, concave contours along its bodywork, and a striking rear end. Integrated into the rear bumper, is a black aluminium diffuser which like the front splitter, spans the full width of the vehicle and houses two trapezoidal shaped inlets which imitate the shape of the tail lamps and surround the tailpipes.
Tautly stretched lines and lean geometric forms give the interior a light and clear ambience. The instrument panel has an elegant appearance to it with its strictly horizontal layout, which emphasizes the generous interior width. The “butler” – an innovative software program identifies driver‘s based on their smartphones and adjusts the seats and climate control system according to their preferences. The system also makes recommendations for music and route planning that are oriented towards the owner’s preferences.
On the tech front, the Prologue is filled to the brim, yet the new display that enables interaction between the driver and front passenger, is by far the most unique. A wipe movement by the passenger is all it takes to send pre-configured routes to the driver’s display and input them into the Audi virtual cockpit future.
The 4.0 TFSI, which is installed in the engine compartment, produces 605 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. In overboost mode, which the driver can call up for around 15 seconds, a boosted torque of 750 Nm is available. The sonorous Biturbo V8 accelerates the two-door coupe, which has an unladen weight of 1,980 kilograms, from 0 to 100 km/h in a breaktaking 3.7 seconds. An eight-speed tiptronic transmission directs engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which works closely with torque vectoring.