“New, fresh, different ..” whether the words that describe Audi? Connoisseurs would say – No! A1, A3, A4, A6, A8 – can hardly be described by the word – different. But a miracle happened! Under the lights of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, shines a completely new, different, fantastic concept Audi “Prologue”!
To innovate in the Audi team, is credited the new Audi Head of Design, famous Marc Lichte, who participated in the creation of “Golf VI”. With his arrival in Audi, began a new offensive to competition. Now, the future of the Audi does not come into question.
Audi Prologue should be the guideline for all future models of the Audi, but the new A9 will be the production version of the Prologue.
New Audi A9 Exterior
Even though Audi’s recognizable lines, 2016 Audi A9 Prologue surprising its sporty lines. It is hard to believe that the designers have decided to transform their highest luxury sedan into a sports car, with a two-door coupe.
Large radiator grille is broad and flat, and wedge-shaped headlights with high-resolution Matrix laser technology (an innovation from Audi) will leave you breathless when you see him on the road. Shorter and flatter than the A8 models, the concept of Audi Prologue with a length of 5.10 meters (16.7 ft) wheelbase of 2.94 meters (9.6 feet), width of 1.95 meters (6.4 ft) and height of 1.39 meters (4.6 ft), makes that “BMW 7 Series” and “Mercedes S-class” seem old-fashioned compared to him.
285/30 Pirelli P Zero rubber wrapped around 22-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes ensure safety on the road. What leaves a special impression is concave rear window, which was thrust under the trunk lid, as well as continuous lightening strips on the rear lights. Further, Audi has hooked up the Prologue with the classic SAAB like tail lamps but with a modern tweak. The rear also features dual exhaust pipes.
Interior of 2016 Audi A9
A little due to competition, because a little unpredictability, Audi designers do not want to discover everything new that “Prologue” can provide. Certainly, it is clear that this is a completely new interior concept that includes premium materials and ergonomics.
Instead of the classic instrument panel, the flat displays extend across the entirety of the dash, which integrates 3D-like touch OLED displays, made of organic LEDs. The vehicle also features an OLED screen that shifts from its horizontal position to your fingers when you place your hand on the shifter. In total, the dashboard has 4 integrated screens displays. Expect the latest technological and safety features in the market to find their way to the cabin.
Also, the “Prologue” has a function that allows the auto detects the driver via a signal that he sends his mobile phone. This feature allows the driver to adjust the mirrors, seat, navigation devices, and more before you even get into the car.
Seats reflect the luxury and a special curiosity are the headrests, which are so constructed that they can be automatically lifted when the passenger sits in the back seat and lowered when you get out of the car, in order not to disturb the the transparency of backwards.
Engine Specs and Performance
2016 Audi A9 Prologue is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 makes 445 kW (605 horsepower ) and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque. This is the same engine that drives the A6, A7 and S8 models as well as some Bentley models. However, none of the above models produce as much “juice” as the A9 will.
The gearbox is eight-speed torque-converter automatic, the transmission transmits power to all four wheels , in which the rear wheels can turn up to five degrees, makes the “Prologue” extremely responsive and stable while driving.
Audi coupe weighs 1.98 tons and from 0 -60 mph is achieved in 3.7 seconds. The vehicle’s top speed has been limited to 155 mph like other Audi fast cars. The vehicle is also estimated to deliver a fuel economy of around 26 mpg which again is quite impressive for its size. The coupe will also feature other engines later on but none will be more potent than this 4.0 L twin turbo.
The reason why 2016 Audi Prologue turns with a mild hybrid is a new electrical system of 48 volts.
Price and Release date
This masterpiece in terms of design should be presented in late 2016, and the start of production is expected by spring 2017. Along with the standard V6, V8 and four-cylinder petrol and diesel versions, is also expected to 12 W motor. It is assumed that the price will be of roughly from $ 120,000 to $ 140,000 which will place it above the Mercedes S Class.
All we can do is just wait and see; therefore, be sure to come back for more details as we will be the first to convey such information immediately it pops up.
Audi models that will be produced by an exceptional new look of this concept are the new Audi A8, Audi A9 and more models German manufacturer.
The Audi A9 Prologue will be quite an awesome car when it comes out but standing on its way are two exceptional cars in all fronts, they are; the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe and Bentley Continental GT Speed.