Thursday, January 2, 2014

World premiere at 2014 in Las Vegas : Audi Sport quattro laserlight pug-in hybrid concept car

Dynamic coupe has powerful plug-in hybrid drive
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development: "This show car embodies our engineering competence and shows cutting-edge electronic features such as high-performance laser-light headlights."

Most modern concept cars are lightly glitzed-up versions of the cars we'll see on the streets in subsequent years, but every so often an automaker develops a concept simply to show off its future technology.
That's certainly the case with the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight plug-in hybrid concept going on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The new Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept is coming as a plug-in hybrid, with a 4.0 liter V8 twin turbo engine under its hood, backed up by an electric motor. The total output produced by this assembly stands at 700 HP (515 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. This is enough to allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 2.5L / 100km (113 mpg UK / 94.1 mpg US).
The combustion engine is a four-liter V8 with biturbo charging; it produces 412 kW (560 hp) of power and 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft) of torque. The cylinder on demand (COD) system, which deactivates four cylinders under part load and a start-stop system make the sonorous eight-cylinder engine very efficient. Located between the 4.0 TFSI and the transmission is a disc-shaped electric motor that produces 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft). It draws its drive energy from a lithium-ion battery at the rear, which stores 14.1 kWh of energy - enough for up to 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving. An Audi wallbox that is used for charging provides for optimal energy transfer.