The Los Angeles Auto Show is an opportunity for Audi to unveil a concept that foreshadows both his new stylistic direction, but also a future model, the A9. And drew the world, many ...
On the stand of the mark on the rings, it's the excitement ... There crowd, it's mass and it applauds the end of the press conference ... But what good can cause this?
Response 45 minutes later, when he finally becomes possible to take pictures of the concept ... "Prologue", guilty of so much agitation.
I must say it announces the new Audi style on the one hand, and as a future model, competitor of the Mercedes S-Class coupe, the A9.
The proportions are worthy of those starry cut, indeed. The length of 5.10, the width of 1.95 m require. It is obviously the huge chrome grille slat glaring at first glance. A huge mouth that would increase that of 3008 (before facelift) for a very shy. Very sharp and beveled, it seems to swallow everything that is presented to it.
The rear section is equally impressive, with a band of light that covers the entire width. LEDs are obviously the game, as the flashing dynamic scrolling. This band and the rear pillars fell uncannily evokes late last 9-5 while the trunk lid, concave, said he, a Citroën C6 ...!
The interior is clean, no frills. We discover a screen in front of the driver and a second passenger in front, embedded in the dashboard panel. The center tunnel is bulky and extends to the back 4 which limits the number of passengers.
Mechanical side, the Prologue retains the 4.0 V8 biturbo, in an evolution of 605 hp. Which would according to the manufacturer a 0-100 km / h in 3.7 seconds, but 199 g of CO2 per km away (8.7 liters average consumption). Finally, the frame adopts a 5-link rear suspension and four wheel steering. As a ... Renault Laguna 4Control.
Be essentially selected on the American show is undoubtedly the car (well the concept) that has had the most success. It took patience to bring you live pictures ...