Audi has been on a tear recently, establishing itself as a near-perfect balance of sportiness, practicality, and luxury in all of their models. And now they’re stepping it up a notch with the inception of the Audi allroad shooting brake. The purpose of the shooting break is both admirable and simple: a highly efficient hybrid vehicle that is as easy to drive in the snow as it is fun to drive on the open road.
It’s safe to say that they accomplished their goal. The most noticeable thing about the shooting brake is the power and efficiency that its innovative technologies have managed to manufacture. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 attached via a decoupling clutch to an electric motor. In addition to this duo, there is a second, separate electric motor that is mounted to the rear axle. The outcome? A truly impressive 408 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque that still manages to get 123 mpg, with a driving range in excess of 500 miles. Add that to Audi’s all-road capabilities and you have a car that is truly ideal for a road trip.
Despite the emphasis on diverse and impressive performance, Audi did not forget its roots when designing the shooting brake’s interior. It is plenty spacious enough to comfortably hold four passengers, despite being a two-door. From the 12.3 inch screen, to the alcantara rooflining, the interior is detail-oriented, technology-oriented, and luxury-oriented.
The outside, as we have come to expect from Audi, is equally beautiful. It’s a car that looks as sleek outside of the grocery store as it looks ready to go outside of a ski lodge.
To that note, Audi stressed off road performance in the shooting brake. The ground clearance is exceptional, it sports 19-inch wheels, and it features a MacPherson front and four-link rear suspension.
Style, luxury, on-road performance, off-road performance, practicality, fun, and efficient. The Audi allroad shooting brake accomplished exactly what it was looking for: a little bit of everything.
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