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Audi Prologue concept shown in allroad spec

Although the concept is almost identical in length to the A8, the Prologue offers some indication of the design and technology due for Audi’s next-generation cars, notably the new A4 which is due in the near future.

Previously shown as a petrol-powered coupe and diesel plug-in hybrid Avant estate, the version shown in Shanghai is raised 77mm and has extended arches. It features a combination of 4.0-litre TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor in its eight-speed tiptronic gearbox.

This produces a combined 734hp, but with a 14.1kWh on-board battery offering a 33-mile electric range and the ability to charge wirelessly using inductive charging technology. The result is 117mpg on the NEDC test for plug-in hybrids, with CO2 emissions of 56g/km.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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