The Audi Prologue Concept car has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show to to preview the future design direction of the German brand. It points towards the architecture of the next generation of the A6, A7 and A8 models. Alternatively this prologue could also become the new Audi A9.
A massive 597bhp is produced by a 4.0-litre turbocharged engine with the car being capable of going from 0-62mph in a blistering 3.7 seconds. This puts it in the firing line of the £183,000 Mercedes S 65 AMG and betters it by 0.4 seconds.
It doesn’t do so badly in the way it burns it’s fuel either, a ‘mild hybrid’ systems aids the Audi Prologue Concept in achieving just 199g/km of CO2. Four-wheel drive and air suspension also make sure the driver is able to tackle corners in comfort. Additionally it features an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The headlights use lasers which “illuminates the entire street in high resolution”. Pearl effect paint covers the steel and aluminium body of the Prologue, which Audi says, gives it a “warm and elegant appearance”.
Heading inside the Audi you are immersed in technology. Three touchscreen displays allow the driver to control all aspects of the car. The software is compatible with the drivers or passenger’s smartphone and visually adapts to the driving style. Its climate control and seat position also changes to the users individual settings and the opulence is finished off with the Prologue being able to change route plans and recommend music for their journey.
The front passenger is also met by another widescreen display, which is used for controlling various entertainment settings and has the ability to configure routes directly to the drivers satellite navigation display.