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15-01-2005, 08:28 PM

All-terrain interpretation of latest A6 Avant showcases new technology and new Piezo-injected V8 TDI engine

New sport utility concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (Jan 15-23, 2005) hints at how the current allroad quattro might evolve
2005 is 25th anniversary of the quattro concept – around 1.8 million cars built with the four-wheel-drive system in that time
Based on new A6 Avant body shell, with 60 millimetre increase in body height, and combines new technology with a new V8 TDI engine and adaptive air suspension giving up to 210mm ground clearance
286PS engine is the world’s lightest eight-cylinder TDI and the first V8 Audi TDI to feature common rail injection with Piezo injectors. 0-62mph in 6.4 secs, 50-70mph in 4.9 secs, governed 155mph max speed
LED lighting technology, enhanced MMI system, hydrophobic water and dirt repelling coated glass, Audi road vision optical sensor, Audi lane assist and Audi side assist electronic driver safety aids

Brains and brawn have combined to formidable effect in a spectacular new Audi sport utility vehicle (SUV) design study set to debut at this month’s North American Auto Show in Detroit (Jan 15-23). Bearing the familiar Audi allroad quattro name, but this time based on the all-new A6 Avant that opens for UK ordering this week, the new concept car features the latest Audi adaptive air suspension for impeccable all-terrain credentials, a potent new Piezo-injected V8 TDI engine and numerous technological advances.

For the new allroad quattro concept, the elegant lines of the new A6 Avant body shell have been given a harder edge by striking new bumpers, flared wheel arches, visible ribbed stainless steel under-body protection and a special treatment for the now familiar Audi single frame grille. Imposing 19-inch alloy wheels and piercing LED front and rear lights also add to the visual appeal.