The Audi Cross Coupe Quattro: A Power Suv
Audi, luxury unit of Volkswagen and recipient of quality VW auto part like VW serpentine belt, has presented last week at the Shanghai Motor Show a study that defines a new segment in the field of crossover vehicles. The Audi Cross Coupe Quattro combines the design and dynamism of a compact premium sports car with the comfort and versatility of a four-seat sport utility vehicle or SUV.
The Cross Coupe Quattro will be used as the basis for models that will go into production and will arrive in 2010 to challenge dominating brands like BMW?s X3 and others. Audi also claimed that the new Cross Coupe will offer new ways of achieving efficiency, innovative technical solutions, driving comfort and pleasure and everything that is typical of an Audi. The visual appearance of the new Audi Cross Coupe clearly tells how capable this car is on all roads whatever the condition may be.
The silhouette is typically Audi including the design of the study which was painted in Liquid Silver is more of a reminiscent of the sporty models produced by the Ingolstadt brand. The proportions as well as the large 20? wheels point clearly show the off-road potentials of the Cross Coupe Quattro. There is a new element that can be found on the Coupe Quattro and it?s in the form of the fabric folding roof which when opened provides optimum levels of headroom and fresh air. In addition the hood is also electrically operated.
And speaking of new, the diagonally installed four-cylinder inline TDI engine is newly developed with common-rail fuel injection and piezo injectors. The TDI engine revs up 204 bhp and 400 Nm of torque, this power gives the vehicle a sporty performance and an amazing degree of efficiency. On the average the ultra-modern 2.0 TDI needs just 5.9 liters of diesel per 100 km.
The Cross Coupe?s diesel particulate filter and Bluetec system help reduce soot and controls the harmful nitric oxide emissions. If there?s one thing that the Cross Coupe can be proud of it?s the fact that it satisfies the emissions standards of the future.
The Cross Coupe is also equipped with what Audi refers to as numerous electronic systems to support the driver. The Audi drive select system enables the driver to select three highly individual configurations for the engine, steering, gearbox and adaptive shock absorbers resulting to the car?s flexibility.
Aside from the standard ?dynamic? drive select mode and the ?sport ?setting, the Audi Cross Coupe is also equipped with the ?efficiency? driving program. This program modifies the engine map and shift points to enhance driving efficiency resulting to a greater fuel economy. The system also deactivates the components that are considered as energy-hungry like for instance air conditioning compressor and others.