Finished in Ice Blue, the sculpted allroad shooting brake show car, which weighs 1,600 kg and measures 4.20 metres in length, is almost identical to the company’s Crosslane Coupe and rides on 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels and features raised suspension for additional ground clearance, Matrix LED headlights, a trademark e-tron single-frame grille with finer chrome bars and rugged aluminum underbody guards at the front and rear. The flanks feature plastic cladding and arch trims, while the rear wears a large roof spoiler, wrap-around LED clusters and tailpipes integrated within the bumper.
The short overhangs, sloping roof line and coupe-like rear all serve to provide an athletic appearance, while the badging denotes a plug-in hybrid drivetrain beneath the skin developing a total output of 300 kW (408 hp) and 650 Nm of torque. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine produces 215 kW (292 hp) of power and generates 380 Nm, along with an electric motor making 40 kW (54 hp) of power and 270 Nm integrated within the six-speed e-S tronic transmission. Thanks to its 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery the concept can cover a range of around 50 km (31 miles) running on pure electric power. If the all-wheel-drive system is in use, a second motor generating 114 hp (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) sends power to the rear axle at low and moderate vehicle speeds.
On the road 100 km/h happens in just 4.6 seconds, with top speed limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) or 130 km/h (81 mph) in electric mode. An astounding fuel consumption figure of 1.9 litres per 100 km is achievable, with CO2 emissions of 45g/km and a total driving range of 820 km (510 miles).
Inside, the cabin is almost identical to the next-generation TT virtual cockpit teased by Audi at CES, right down to the large multi-function screen, smartphone-style text search function (MMI search) on the console and turbine-look vents with built-in controls and gauges.
As with the previous Audi Shooting Brake concept, which was unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, we suspect that this is largely how the next TT will turn out.