Frankfurt Live – Audi Nanuk Concept is ready for muck or track
Posted on: Sep 10, 2013 - 4:54am IST
The Audi nanuk quattro concept made its premiere at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt last evening. According to Audi, the crossover concept merges “the dynamics of a high-performance sports car with Audi’s quattro expertise on the road, on the race track and also off-road.”
The 4.5m long nanuk quattro concept was designed in collaboration with Italdesign Giugiaro designers. The concept is mid-engined, and with all-wheel drive and a high ground clearance to boot, Audi say it is virtually ready for any kind of terrain.
The nanuk is powered by a V10 TDI engine mounted longitudinally ahead of the rear axle. Displacing 5.0-liters, the twin-turbo diesel engine’s power output is rated at 544hp, while the torque value is 1,000Nm, accessible from just 1,500 rpm. It is coupled to a seven-speed S tronic transmission transferring drive through a Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The Audi nanuk concept tips the scales at 1,900 kilograms. It can reach 100kph from a standstill in 3.8s and achieve a max speed of 305kph. The fuel efficiency isn’t bad at all, rated at 12.82 kpl.
The concept car is mounted on 22-inch alloy wheels via an adaptive air suspension system that has electronic dampers. The exterior is built using carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and the headlamps feature the Matrix LED technology.
Inside, the nanuk Quattro concept gets a programmable instrument panel and dark aluminium finishes on the dashboard, while the seats are covered in mineral gray leather.
More details can be found on the press release on Page 2.