Sporty, efficient and throughly connected

The Audi A4 allroad quattro and the Audi h-tron quattro concept were unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit giving Audi an opportunity to showcase their innovation fields of Audi quattro, connectivity and fuel cell technology.

Audi A4 allroad quattro

The new A4 allroad boasts a sharper design with striking front end and a typical allroad look. A 34mm gain in ground clearance and quattro drive as standard make it the perfect vehicle for every situation - including away from the main road. The engine options are powerful and efficient delivering an output of up to 272hp.

High-end features such as Audi virtual cockpit and MMI navigation plus with the new MMI operating concept underline the level of comfort and convenience offered in the newest addition to the A4 range. Diverse Audi connect services have the ability to link the driver and passengers to the internet cia the high-speed LTE standard. The A4 allroad quattro also features a range of driver assistance systems including predictive efficiency assistant, adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist and trailer assist.

Audi h-tron quattro concept

The technology study Audi h-tron quattro concept demonstrates the huge potential of fuel cell technology with its high range, swift refuelling and sporty road performance. This all-electric drive vehicle uses hydrogen as its energy source and combines state of the art fuel cell technology to deliver up to 150hp with a battery that provides a temporary boost of up to 136hp.

tow electric motors are seated on the front a rear axles and represent a new level of quattro drive - the electrified quattro. The electric motor on the front axle develop 122hp while the rear develops 190hp. The sporty SUV accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in under seven seconds and its hydrogen tanks can be refuelled safely and easily in around four minutes to give it a range of up to 600km.

This latest innovation from Audi offers a taste of the technology used for piloted driving and parking that will go in to production in 2017 with the next generation of the Audi A8 Saloon. Piloted driving at Audi revolves around the central driver assistance controller (zFAS). It computes a model of the car's surroundings in real time and makes this information available to the assistance systems and the piloted driving and parking systems. The latter can assume driving tasks during parking or in stop-and-go traffice at sppeds of up to 60km/h.

Audi at the NAIAS

The NAIAS 2016 is the first event in the US at which Audi is presenting the A4 Saloon to a wide audience. The new A4 builds on the success story of the high-volume model with new cutting-edge technology. It redefines the benchmark for weight, aerodynamics, acoustic comfort, storage space and driver assistance systems while containing highly efficient engines, safe and sporty quattro drive and extensive connectivity.

Audi complements its operating and display concepts with even larger displays and a new interpretation of joy of use. An interactive interior model has been used a the Detroit show to evoke a concept based around large screens with touch control. Haptic feedback is provided every time an option is selected, making touch control car-friendly, safe and convenient for drivers.