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Audi drops some hints on what to expect from the next TT

Audi is kicking of the Detroit Auto Show by announcing its latest concept: the Allroad Shooting Brake. This new concept marks the latest entry into the Audi’s line of E-Tron hybrid/electric vehicles.
In this case, the Allroad Shooting Brake gets its primary motivation from a 292hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. However, that gasoline engine is also joined by two electric motors, one on each axle. The onboard 8.8 kWh battery pack which powers the dual motors allows the Allroad Shooting Brake to travel up to 31 miles on battery power before the gasoline engine has to kick in.
With the combined powertrains working together, Audi says that its latest concept is good for 400hp and 124 MPGe. The Allroad Shooting Brake will also scoot to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reach a top-speed (electronically limited) of 155 mph.

In its press release, Audi states that, “The compact two-door show car combines a host of visual elements of future sports car models with the Audi-typical allroad concept and ‘shooting brake’ car body form.”

Reading between the lines, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept should give us a very strong indication of the styling direction of the third generation TT. As some of you may recall, Audi’s 2005 Shooting Brake Concept previewed the styling direction of the 2007 TT. If you need any more proof, the interior of the Allroad Shooting Brake concept is nothing more than a conceptualized version of the production third-generation TT interior that we showed you last week.

The production TT definitely won’t have the grey plastic side cladding, jacked up ride height, or shooting brake configuration, but you can be sure that front clip, side profile (from the doors down) and rear light/valence area are all close to production.

Source: Audi

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By Captain Awesome on 1/13/2014 10:44:55 AM , Rating: 2
These numbers are crazy. 124 MPGe and 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

Now they just need to build one that isn't so ugly.

By superflex on 1/13/2014 12:20:35 PM , Rating: 2
292 HP from a VAG 2.0 liter is crazy.
Are they using a K04 turbo with 30 pounds of boost?

By Argon18 on 1/13/2014 2:46:39 PM , Rating: 2
How is that crazy? The 2.0 turbo already makes 300 hp in the Audi S3. But yes, even though this 300 hp 2.0 turbo has been available for 5 years now in the S3, it's still an impressive number for a factory car. I'm sure the aftermarket tuners will take it even further. (

By cruisin3style on 1/15/2014 8:44:07 AM , Rating: 2
i didn't think k04 is efficient to 30#s

By ipay on 1/13/2014 5:34:42 AM , Rating: 2
The production TT definitely won’t have the grey plastic side cladding...
Wheew! Was getting concerned until that last paragraph. It looks Honda Element awful as pictured.

RE: Element
By CalaverasGrande on 1/13/2014 6:04:59 PM , Rating: 2
Actually I'd say it looks VERY similar to a Subaru Impreza Outback Sport combined with a Mini Cooper

A case of me too close
By Nortel on 1/12/2014 11:37:32 PM , Rating: 2
up to 31 miles on battery power

Is it just me or did Audi have a big eye on Tesla?
From Tesla (on the model S):
the range can be restored by 31 miles (50 km) for every hour of charging.

Top speed?
By headbox on 1/12/14, Rating: -1
RE: Top speed?
By valkator on 1/12/2014 11:49:30 PM , Rating: 4
That is literally the stupidest thing I have ever read. You should get sterilized.

RE: Top speed?
By wordsworm on 1/13/14, Rating: 0
RE: Top speed?
By Lord 666 on 1/13/2014 1:54:43 AM , Rating: 2
Pretty ironic the Audi Shooting Brake gets introduced in Detroit.

RE: Top speed?
By shuninxuo on 1/13/2014 3:43:51 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think this post was written to be taken literally.

Using the exact language of the jackass in chief and his insane followers, not to mention making the words "common sense" bold, and including mood rings as mandatory equipment point all signs to sarcastic post.

I applaud the poster of this post for the witty way of making his point.

That being said, if he was actually serious (which I highly doubt), it wouldn't surprise me too much. There are far too many raging idiots who would agree with his joke.

RE: Top speed?
By invidious on 1/13/2014 10:09:16 AM , Rating: 1
It's only clear that he is being sarcarstic in the second half of his post so I wouldn't go applauding too much. Most readers will TL;DR and move on after seeing one sentence of what appears to be mindless progressive preaching.

RE: Top speed?
By Argon18 on 1/13/2014 2:49:59 PM , Rating: 2
It's a sad state of affairs when blatant sarcasm is mistaken for legitimate progressive preaching. Tells you how far the libtards have gone to force their bizarre beliefs onto the rest of us.

RE: Top speed?
By CalaverasGrande on 1/13/2014 6:10:15 PM , Rating: 2
well it takes a neocon knuckle dragger to turn a polite article about cars into some totally unrelated partisan argument.

RE: Top speed?
By superflex on 1/13/2014 12:25:06 PM , Rating: 3
The fact that the obvious sarcasm went over your head demonstrates who's stupid and who is not.

RE: Top speed?
By CZroe on 1/29/2014 9:17:30 AM , Rating: 2
It was clearly facetious. It's critical commentary of the electronically limited speed.

RE: Top speed?
By Brandon Hill on 1/13/2014 12:11:05 AM , Rating: 2
If you think this is fast, you probably shouldn't read about the new C7 Z06 ;)

RE: Top speed?
By Mint on 1/13/2014 6:32:11 AM , Rating: 2
(quick note: your source link leads to a DT iPhone article)

RE: Top speed?
By Brandon Hill on 1/13/2014 6:36:41 AM , Rating: 2

RE: Top speed?
By ihateu3 on 1/13/2014 1:40:44 AM , Rating: 1
Are children allowed on the streets? Keep your kids off the streets, that's your job, not the drivers fault, not like the driver is driving through playgrounds...

Bad parenting should not hamper others. I was always taught to look both ways, and I was never taught to use the street as a place to just hang out in, the street is for cars...

RE: Top speed?
By BZDTemp on 1/13/2014 3:54:05 AM , Rating: 2
Because there are places where that speed is legal and the roads are build accordingly.

Much of the German autobahn(Freeway) has no speed limit. Now that doesn't mean everybody is going 155 mph on them, but 120+ mph is normal and even those doing 155 mph needs to look in their mirrors as some go even faster (when there is room).

Driving a car that can go 155 mph means it's a car that is good at speed, so if you're doing say 110 mph in it that will likely be more controllable than doing the same speed in a car which can do only 110 mph.

Now on having an automatic enforcement and also some sort of breathcheck, or even better general health monitoring, then I think that is great idea. However it is not without problems fx. it will mean many drivers stops thinking and starts insisting on going the listed limit at all times.

RE: Top speed?
By Strunf on 1/13/2014 7:39:56 AM , Rating: 2
Clearly automakers aren't thinking on the autobahn when they don't set the limits... it's a marketing thing, many people will break the law and test the speed limits, then they will post it on youtube and talk to their friends about it, and even websites/ publishers will test the car in circuit, so while no one will actually push the car to those limits it still is a point to be considered at least by enthusiasts, it's like the acceleration, it doesn't really matter in 90% of the cases yet it's still a selling point.

RE: Top speed?
By FITCamaro on 1/13/2014 7:56:43 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously hoping that you are trolling and aren't actually this stupid.

RE: Top speed?
By half_duplex on 1/14/2014 11:37:43 AM , Rating: 2
LOL @ mood rings.

And btw people, if you didn't notice, this is satire.

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