Salon de Detroit has opened its doors and comes full of novelties. Audi already we have been able to view the A4 Allroad quattro 2016, however will not be the only model of the brand of the four rings. Also comes the Audi h-tron quattro concept, a prototype of a bet by an energy alternative: hydrogen. Driven by the fuel cell, it will also incorporate cutting-edge technology.
As we could guess by seeing its image abroad, this vehicle is related to the Audi e-tron quattro concept, presented last year at the iaa in Frankfurt. Share with him the platform modular longitudinal MLB second generation and has measures 4.88 meters long and 1.93 meters wide and 1,54 meters tall. Its aerodynamic coefficient is only 0,27 CX.
The exterior is notable for a silhouette almost coupe despite having the dimensions of an SUV. His lines also show his robustness, with a grille of large size and some flared wheel arches. The aerodynamics, as we said, has been worked over to maximize the autonomy and the performance. It has even done away with the exterior mirrors, which have been replaced by cameras. The headlights receive technologies Matrix, laser, Matrix LED and OLED; the best lighting so far.
The Audi h-tron quattro concept uses the fifth generation of the fuel cell technology from Audi and Volkswagen. Thanks to three tanks of hydrogen placed under the passenger compartment and the trunk, has a range of up to 600 kilometers. In addition to take a little time repostarlo, as it only takes about four minutes completely fill the three tanks. The battery is complemented by a battery that weighs less than 60 kg generates up to 110 kW.
Both elements feed two electric motors, one located on each axis. The engine of the front axle has an output of 122 HP (over 90kw) and the rear 190 HP (140 kW). This way you get a all-wheel drive quattro electric. It also supports a heat pump for air conditioning and a large solar panel to increase the autonomy. With this total power 312 HP and 550 Nm is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds and has a top speed limited to 200 km/h.
Also highlight its technology. Among other things incorporates the driving piloted, including radar sensors, a new video camera, ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner. All the information passes through the central system of driving assistance (zFAS) and enables the vehicle to to park autonomously or move in a traffic jam at speeds up to 60 km/h. This technology is the same that will come to production in the next generation Audi A8.
All of this monitored by three large OLED screens, two of them touch, that will allow us to control the infotainment. Each one serves a different purpose and can also be controlled through the steering wheel, whose spokes are tactile. In the center console is the selector the driving mode and two OLED screens additional to the propulsion system and the air conditioning. In the Audi h-tron quattro concept can travel four people, and in the rear seats individual you can control your entertainment via the Audi tablet.
Source – Audi