Audi continues the ‘tradition’ of previewing an upcoming Audi TT in the term of a shooting brake. Just like how the current generation Audi TT was previewed in the form of the Audi Shooting Brake concept at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, the third generation Audi TT has been ‘disguised’ in the form of this Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept, due for debut at Detroit 2014.
The front end features the latest Audi trapezoidal grille flanked by Audi matrix LED headlamps, and although the car has a ‘wagon’-style rear, the shape and the tail lamps are classic Audi TT. We wonder if the shooting brake body style and the offroader styling could spawn some kind of TT variant though, but it’s worth noting that while the second generation TT was previewed with a funky bodystyle as well, it was never productionised.
The interior should be very familiar too – the TT’s interior has already been previewed at CES and it looks very similiar to the one in this concept. While the concept’s interior will fit four people without an issue, a production Audi TT’s roofline won’t allow such comfort for the rear passengers.
The concept car has a 2,510mm wheelbase, and measures 4,200mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,410mm tall. That’s an increase in wheelbase length over the second generation’s 2,468mm wheelbase.
Under the hood is a plug-in hybrid drive system with a combined system output of 408 horsepower and 650Nm. The 1,600kg show car will launch to 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds, on to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. The hybrid system consists of a 292 horsepower 380 Nm 2.0 TFSI engine mated to a disc-shaped electric motor with 54 hp and 270Nm of output. The motor is integrated within a six-speed e-S tronic dual clutch transmission.
The rear axle has another electric motor, with a 114 hp and 270 Nm output. This allows e-tron quattro capability. The motors are powered via a 8.8 kWh liquid cooled lithium ion battery mounted just forward of the rear axle, allowing for 50km of pure electric driving.