Audi TT offroad concept revealed at 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Audi has decided to wow the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition attendees with its TT offroad concept, which is equipped with a 2.0 TFSI engine, an e-tron quattro drive and Audi Wireless Charging technology.

The TT offroad concept generates 408 hp total, with 292 hp and 280.3 lb.-ft. of torque derived from the combustion engine and twin electric motors. The front motor integrated into the 6-speed e-S tronic produces 40 kW and 162.3 lb.-ft. of torque; another is mounted on the rear axle and produces up to 85 kW and 199.1 lb.-ft.

The Audi TT offroad concept can drive up to 31.1 miles on electric power alone and has a total range of 546.8 miles.

The show car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.2 seconds and electronically maxes out at 250 km/h (155.3 mph). However, its fuel efficiency is not compromised, as the car uses only 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (123.8 U.S. mpg).

The four-door car is in line with the “sportiness of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV,” offering a “glimpse of how we might imagine a new model in the future TT family,” Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development, said in a news release.

The Audi TT offroad concept is designed to handle light terrain with high ground clearance, short overhangs and e-tron quattro all-wheel drive. It features 255/40-series tires on 21-inch wheels. McPherson front suspension are constructed from aluminum. The Audi drive select system allows the driver to modify the function of various technical modules in multiple steps.

Inside,  the multifunction steering wheel or the MMI terminal on the center tunnel console resemble the menu structure of a smartphone. The 12.3-inch TFT display produces high-quality 3D graphics and is customizable.

The show car is equipped with three Audi Smart Displays which serve as a mobile infotainment system for use inside and outside of the car and allow for DVD or TV streaming. Two loudspeakers for the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System are installed in the head restraints of the individual seats. A custom-designed box in the trunk contains a 1:8-scale radio-controlled (RC) car.

The Audi TT offroad concept is 16.2 feet long, 6.1 feet wide and has a wheelbase of 8.6 feet, similar to the Audi Q3 SUV. The show car sports the Sonora Yellow outer skin and horizontal lines dominate at the front while the broad Singleframe grille bearing the four rings is prominently seen in the body.

Photo Credit: Audi

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