Audi is showcasing at Auto Shanghai the stylish Prologue Allroad concept which likely previews the next generation A6 allroad quattro.

Audi is showcasing at Auto Shanghai the stylish Prologue Allroad concept which likely previews the next generation A6 allroad quattro.

Last month at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi introduced their Prologue Avant concept and now for the Shanghai show they brought a follow-up in allroad guise featuring a jacked up suspension and a more rugged body. The interior cabin has also been essentially carried over from the previous concept and comes with three touchscreen displays replacing most of the physical buttons to enable an uncluttered layout.

Both concepts have a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but while the Avant used a 3.0 TDI engine, the Allroad version gets a 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo unit. It works together with an electric motor located within the 8-speed tiptronic gearbox and provides the 5.13-meter long wagon with a combined output of 734 PS (540 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft), making it a lot more powerful than the Avant concept which offered 455 PS (335 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft).

It runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 3.5 seconds and will return 98 mpg US (2.4 liters / 100 km or 117.6 mpg UK), with CO2 emissions of just 56 g/km. The rear-mounted 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery grants the concept with an electric range of 34 miles (54 km) and after the battery is depleted it can be recharged inductively.

Taking into account the next generation A6 will be out in 2017, the allroad version will probably be introduced in 2018, at the earliest.

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