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(from Audi Press
Release) The compact performance SUV Audi Cross Coupé quattro
At the Shanghai Motor Show (20 - 28 April 2007) Audi will present a
study that defines a new segment in the field of crossover vehicles.
The Audi Cross Coupé quattro combines the design and dynamism of a
compact premium sports car with the spaciousness and versatility of
a four-seat sport utility vehicle (SUV). Innovative technical
solutions show new ways of achieving efficiency, driving pleasure
and comfort in a manner that is typical of Audi. The Audi Cross
Coupé quattro: a car whose visual appearance clearly tells you what
it is capable of and whose engineering matches this standard – on
all roads, under all conditions.
The silhouette is typical Audi; the design of the study, painted in
Liquid Silver, is highly reminiscent of the sporty models produced
by the Ingolstadt brand. The proportions and the large 20" wheels
point clearly towards the offroad potential of the Cross Coupé
quattro. A new element is the fabric folding roof, which, when it is
open, gives optimum levels of headroom and fresh air. The hood is
opened and closed electrically.
The transversely installed four-cylinder inline TDI engine with
common-rail fuel injection and piezo injectors is a completely new
development. With power output of 204 bhp and 400 Nm of torque, it
gives the vehicle a sporty performance and a surprising degree of
efficiency. On average the ultra-modern 2.0 TDI needs just
5.9 litres of diesel per 100 km. The diesel particulate filter and
Bluetec system reduce soot and nitric oxide emissions effectively.
Even today, the Audi Cross Coupé quattro satisfies the emissions
standards of the future.
The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system is a matter of course
on an Audi with offroad potential. A Haldex clutch ensures that
traction is precisely distributed according to the situation. The
sporty Audi S tronic dual-clutch gearbox executes gearshifts in a
matter of milliseconds.
The running gear, featuring a McPherson-strut front axle and a
four-link rear axle is perfect for sporty and agile handling that
retains a high degree of stability and makes cornering distinctly
fun. As an additional quality, the driving comfort of the running
gear impresses on all types of road and in rough terrain, meeting
even the standards expected of a vehicle in a higher class. Ceramic
brake discs promise excellent, non-fading deceleration. 20" wheels
give the Cross Coupé quattro the ground clearance required.
Numerous electronic systems support the driver. The Audi drive
select system makes it possible to preselect three highly individual
configurations for the engine, gearbox, steering and adaptive shock
absorbers. The result: a car that can be enjoyed in three completely
Besides the standard "dynamic" drive select mode and the "sport"
setting, the Audi Cross Coupé also has the "efficiency" driving
program. Here, the engine map and the shift points are modified to
support a particularly economical driving style. In addition, the
system deactivates components that are particularly energy-hungry,
for example the air-conditioning compressor.
Another innovation is the MMI control panel, which is operated by a
touch pad. The monitor of the system employs, for the first time,
dual-view technology. The system can produce different images for
the driver and front-seat passenger. These images are only visible
when viewed from a specific angle. This allows the driver to read
data from the on-board computer while the front passenger watches a
TV programme, listening to the sound through headphones.
The sound system with the prominent extending tweeters sets a new
infotainment standard in the class. The ambient lighting with
numerous light sources gives the interior a stylish ambience, even