As we early anticipated, Audi is using this year Beijing Auto China to unveil a concept that anticipates its future Q4 SUV. The concept its called TT Offroad and hints at a future rival for the current BMW X4. This means Audi will finally enter the coupe SUV segment, where BMW is seen as a benchmark.
As the German manufacturer says in its press release, the prototype is “combining the sportiness of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV”. The concept is 4.39 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and has a wheelbase of 2.63 meters, close to what we see today on the Q3.
The exterior is painted in Sonora Yellow while the grille has a new design, with sharp orisontal lines, similar to those seen on the Audi e-tron. The headlights feature the same angular lines seen on the Audi TT and Matrix LED technology. At the rear, the offset bumper incorporates two round tailpipes with a a blade with quattro logo connecting them.
Inside the concept, Audi made room only for four people, the same as in the BMW X4. The futuristic air is suggested by the slim sport seats, the instrument panel designed as a wing, the 12.3 inch TFT display with high-quality 3D graphics, the center tunnel console, which extends all the way to the back seat and also has a Audi phone box for inductive charging.
Audi TT Offroad Concept technical data
The Audi TT Offroad Concept is a plug-in hybrid that delivers 408 hp (300 kW) and 650 Nm (479.2 lbft) of torque. The concept car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.2 seconds and can reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
All this with an incredible consumption for the first 100 km: just 1.9 liters of fuel (123.8 US mpg), a CO2 equivalent of 45 grams per kilometer. With such numbers the concept can drive over 50 kilometers (31.1 miles) only on electric power and has a total range of up to 880 kilometers.