The allroad quattro concept comes with the same bodyshell and body proportions as the latest production Audi to enter the market, the new A6 Avant. Like the A6, this concept car is clearly characterized by its striking single-frame radiator grille. The basic dimensions of the allroad quattro concept – 4.93 meters in length and 1.89 meters in width – are fundamentally the same as on the executive class Avant. But when it comes to height the allroad quattro concept, measuring
1.52 meters, is 60 millimeters higher than the Avant in the interest of greater ground clearance.
In its design, the Audi allroad quattro concept clearly accentuates the supreme function and elegant sporting character of the A6 Avant bodyshell in its own distinctive style. The wide track and the moderate increase in body height come together in perfection to provide a muscular, truly unique silhouette. The underfloor protection made of stainless steel in a special rib-type structure, striking bumpers, and distinctly flared wheel arches clearly bear testimony at very first sight to the off-road talents of the allroad quattro concept.
The very latest lighting technology lurks behind the clear glass covers on the headlamps: The allroad quattro concept comes with LED headlamps boasting the additional functions of daytime running lights. The headlamps themselves are modular in structure, the outer module being made up of 14 individual LEDs offering the same level of light intensity as xenon headlamps. The inner module, in turn, incorporates 10 individual light units for the high beam. In between these two main sections the horizontally arranged individual, square modules provide clear daylight illumination.
Both the direction indicators, the brake lights and the tail lights also come with high-speed LED light units. The direction indicator function, incidentally, is enhanced by additional indicator units integrated in the side mirrors and therefore supplementing the direction indicators at the front and rear.
Seen from the side, the classic silhouette of the Avant with its high shoulder and low-slung line of windows, the very coupe-like roof line, as well as the low rake of the tailgate builds up a new feeling of tension: Together with the doorsills and bumpers, the wheel arches come in a contrasting color set against the rest of the car’s body – a distinctive element in both its function and design. The wheels themselves, incidentally, measure 19 inches across and run on 255/45 R19 tires as a special development for this concept car.
The powerful, horizontal look of the rear section with two-piece tail lights curved distinctly to the inside give the entire vehicle a strong and squat look on the road.
Further features clearly characterizing this concept car are the gently curved roof railing as well as the extra-large open sky glass sliding roof making almost the en¬tire roof area between the A- and D-pillars completely transparent.
The open sky roof is made up of two large glass segments significantly enhancing the entry of light into the interior as opposed to a conventional sliding roof. The front segment opens electrically at the touch of a button.
Both the window glass and the exterior mirrors feature a significant but invisible in¬novation in technology: They are coated with hydrophobic molecules repelling both water and dirt. The result is much cleaner windows and better visibility in the rain. The coating measuring only a few nanometers in thickness is applied in an immersion bath, sticking firmly to the surface for lasting quality even under mechanical forces such as the screenwipers moving to and fro.
The interior ambience is truly outstanding, features specific to the allroad quattro concept offering their unique rendition of that supreme function and superior ergonomics so typical of Audi. Since the concept car is a four-seater, the seats both front and rear come with a high center console in between, with intelligently subdivided storage compartments beneath their two-piece armrests opening up separately.
Clear signs of sporty performance and perfect ergonomics – these features are consistently borne out also by the cockpit. The instrument panel in the middle and the upper part of the center console proudly boasting the 8.9-inch MMI monitor are joined by the same leather cover forming one complete cockpit unit. Featuring 1024 x 600-pixel resolution, the MMI offers a new world of brilliance and clarity, conventional 7-inch monitors currently offering just 480 x 270 pixels.
The horizontal section of the center console houses the engine starter button, the button for the electromechanical parking brake, the selector lever for the six-speed automatic transmission, and of course the MMI control unit.