Audi A9 Concept Is Called Prologue, Measures 5.1 Meters

Audi Prologue Concept sketch 1 photo
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The first semi-official renderings of a new Audi concept which we may be talking about for years have emerged over the weekend. It is, of course, the car presumed to preview the A9 flagship and will be shown in full later this month during the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The beauty is going to be called "Prologue", like the introductory segment of a musical piece. If the future Audi lineup is going to be a masterpiece of design, this is our first glimpse into it, the first verse. So even if these are just a couple of murky pictures, we have to show them great attention.

The two teaser images originate from German magazine Auto Bild, who also provided us with a few tech facts. The Prologue is a massive four-door coupe, bigger than anything currently in the range. From new grille to fresh bumper, it measures 5.1 meters (201 inches) and its width of 1.95 meters (77 inches) should make it very imposing as well.


This massive coupe is the work of new Audi chief designer Marc Lichte and will be showcased in Los Angeles. The highlights of his work seem to include a very squat single-frame grille with a hexagonal design, body-hugging wheels and distinctive LED designs.

Once again, the rumors point towards a production model being on the way, this time as early as 2017. Three years from now, the A9 could boast 600 horsepower coming from a 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, although we wouldn't be surprised if it goes hybrid, since most Audi concepts have gone down that route.

If approved for production, the A9 will likely go head-to-head against the most imposing flagship models around, including the mighty S-Class, which Audi has always had a tough time rivaling in the A8. Infiniti also showed a very large flagship concept called Q80 Inspiration. It also looks poised to enter production and promises to reshape our perception of the brand. Let the flagship battle begin!
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