Shanghai ’15. Audi Prologue concept

This new Prologue concept could well herald the next Audi A6 Allroad.

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Audi has revealed the third incarnation of its Prologue series of concept cars ahead of the Shanghai Motor Show in China.

The 724bhp plug-in hybrid Audi Prologue Allroad showcases a raised body that suggests the future of Audi’s roadgoing A6 Allroad model. It continues the Prologue series that started with a coupe at the Los Angeles Motor Show last year, and was followed by an estate version at the Geneva Motor Show last month.

This new car sports big 22-inch wheels under flared arches, and has an extra 77mm of ground clearance as well as a more rugged body kit, with skid plates to emphasis the off-road potential.

Under the bonnet is a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed gearbox, which altogether produces 724bhp to a quattro all-wheel drive system. That means a 0-100kph time of 3.5 seconds, and a pure electric range of 53km.

Don’t expect the next A6 Allroad to be quite so powerful, but don’t be too surprised if visually it bears a resemblance to the Prologue. Expect to see a production version in around 2017.

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