The recently unveiled Prologue Avant concept has made its official public debut during the 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show, featuring a rakish design that most likely hints at an upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake rival.
The concept is featured in the traditional Prologue line of design exercises, featuring the very practical Avant variation and has been described by the company as a “new interpretation of the Avant philosophy.” The massively wide single frame grille is adorned with Matrix Laser headlights and dynamic air intakes on the flanks. There are handless doors that feature a discreet sensor integrated into the aluminum window surrounds and a clear-cut line on the side, while the back has a spoiler and posh 3D taillights. The interior features a simple and restrained style that includes elegant material choices such as aluminum, dark ash wood trim and Unikat leather. The technology sits squarely upfront with three touchscreen displays and two detachable OLED displays that can be used for entertainment purposes in the back.
Power comes courtesy of a plug-in hybrid powertrain that has a 3.0-liter TDI engine mated to an electric motor and a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined power goes up to 455 PS (335 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. That’s enough to deliver a 0-100 km/h sprint of 5.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Naturally, mileage is astonishing: 1.6L/100km (147 mpg) and has a 54 km (33.6 miles) range on electric power alone. The concept’s dynamism is emphasized by the carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive suspension and an all-wheel-drive steering system.