Frankfurt 2019: Audi presents a far-out off-road idea | Automobile Information
That is what makes the AI:Path Quattro idea, introduced yesterday on the 2019 Frankfurt auto present, not simply jarring however eminently refreshing. The mannequin is the fourth in a sequence that aimed to disclose the corporate’s imaginative and prescient of the long run when it comes to automotive mobility. Extra particularly, this prototype reveals a attainable future envisioned by Audi within the area of all-electric off-road autos.
The styling, evidently, is downright spectacular, and one purpose for that’s that the designers had been free of the constraints imposed by conventional combustion-engine powertrains. The wheels, for instance, have been positioned on the 4 extremities to permit for optimum assault and exit angles.
Inside, the stylists let unfastened with a futuristic method, beginning with a semi-circular steering wheel. The car can accommodate 4 occupants in bucket seats with four-point security belts.
As for what drives the factor, Audi has fitted it with 4 electrical motors that collectively ship a feast of energy, specifically 435 hp, and 738 lb-ft of torque. No want for differentials and different mechanical elements that add critical weight to a car.
As for vary, Audi, nicely conscious of the shortage of charging stations in off-roading environments, gave its prototype an enormous lithium-ion battery. It delivers a spread of about 520 km in milder off-road conditions, and 250 km on terrain that’s extra… excessive.
We don’t must let you know (however we’ll in any case) that this car received’t be showing on (or off) our roads anytime quickly. Nevertheless it does serve to showcase how far Audi is prepared to push again the bounds of what’s attainable in car design.
Audi AI:Path quattro idea photos