Following the successful launch of the Audi Allroad quattro, the Steppenwolf concept shows how the company?s development engineers visualise a high-performance all-rounder for the compact class. According to its creators, this three-door, four-seater vehicle represents the consistent evolution of contemporary Audi design.
But that’s not all: the “Steppenwolf” project also provides evidence of the kind of “Vorsprung durch Technik” thinking that has become synonymous with the brand, making use of Audi’s quattro expertise and experience with a height-adjustable air suspension.
We?re told the engineers set themselves the goal of creating a vehicle that would master rough terrain and extreme conditions just as effortlessly as it would high-speed driving. It should feel equally at home in the outback and on the motorway, they insisted.
The free-revving 3,2-litre V6 engine develops 165 kW and 320 Nm of torque across a wide rev range, accelerating the Steppenwolf from 0-100 km/h in under eight seconds and pushing it to a top speed of well over 230 km/h.
The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system ensures maximum traction and excellent directional stability in all conditions, and in all types of terrain.