The height of 1.60 m (18 centimetres higher than the
Sportback) is typical of an SUV and gives the occupants an upright
The silhouette is typical Audi; the design of the study, painted in Liquid Silver, is
reminiscent of the sporty models produced by the Ingolstadt brand. A new element is the fabric folding roof.
It delivers a power output
of 204 bhp and 400 Nm of torque, an average fuel consumption of
5.9 litres of diesel per 100 km.
The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system is combined with a Haldex clutch and the sporty S tronic dual-clutch
gearbox, capable of executing gearshifts in few milliseconds.
Other technical highlights include ceramic brake discs, 20" wheels and a programmable drive select system, with three configurations for the
engine, gearbox, steering and adaptive shock absorbers.
The Cross Coupé quattro will be unveiled by Audi at the At the Shanghai Motor Show (20-28 April 2007).
From the official Press Release:
The prominent single-frame radiator grille, the
proportions, with large areas of metal and narrow glazing at the sides, and the
powerful rear end identify the SUV as a relative of the Audi Q7.
sill area with its colour offset and the heavily embossed dynamic line
above it emphasise the vehicle’s offroad character.
The study, painted in Liquid Silver, has a heavily segmented side area with gently
climbing shoulder line and accentuated horizontal rear end. These elements are
borrowed from the A5 coupé and are essential factors of this model’s
And the short overhangs also help
to make the overall proportions appear so dynamic.
As previously seen on the Audi Shooting Brake study, the trapeze of the large
single-frame grille with its vertical slats gives the front end an emphatically selfassured
Particularly eye-catching are the three-dimensional main
headlights, which incorporate LED technology. The reflector dishes concentrate
the light to form a powerful, uniform beamwith a white tone.
Naturally, the daytime running lights, which
take the form of a horizontal strip, also employ LED technology. In addition to its
design qualities, this also provides for low level of energy
For the first time, the Audi Cross Coupé quattro employs LED technology for
both headlights and cornering lights. Here, the lens, reflector and beam deflector
are integrated in a single component. LED technology is also used for the mainbeam
Viewed from the rear, the shoulder areas are especially prominent, separating the
side areas from the D pillars. The tailgate embraces both the sides and the
The lights project deeply into both the side panels and the tailgate. The
tailgate hinge is integrated into the roof rails. The tailgate itself opens up to reveal
a wide, easy-to-load opening to the luggage compartment.
Here you can find the
same multifunctional rail system that has been well proven ever since its debut in
the A6 Avant. The volume of the luggage compartment is 450 litres when loaded
up to the edge of the window.
The rear lights are deeply embedded in the body of the vehicle, underlining the
study’s innovative design. The transparent red covers in a supine U-shape give a
clear view of the LED technology.
The area of the lights is segmented by delicate
fins, indicating the very high degree of precision. Again here, the turn signal
lights form narrow, horizontal strips. The Cross Coupé is instantly recognizable,
even at night
addition, clear contrasts between the different materials add to the visual and
Seating is provided by individual seats in the front and a rear bench with two fullsize
The complete seating system is upholstered in saddle brown leather.
The cockpit area is heavily inclined towards the driver – typical of a modern Audi.
The controls can be found here, while the front-passenger area is emphatically
neat and architecturally clear-cut. In turn, the dashboard and doors are connected
by flowing lines, while the cockpit itself is succinct and organically integrated.
The perforated surface allows the air-conditioning system to provide indirect, draught-free
ventilation through more than 4,600 holes.
Another innovation is the MMI control panel, which is operated by a touch pad.
The monitor of the system employs, for the first time, dual-view technology. The
system can produce different images for the driver and front-seat passenger. These
images are only visible when viewed from a specific angle.
This allows the driver
to read data from the on-board computer while the front passenger watches a TV
programme, listening to the sound through headphones.
The ambient lighting with numerous light sources gives the
interior a stylish ambience, even at night.
The large fabric folding roof can be opened and closed electrically. It opens up the view from the A
pillar almost as far as the tailgate and across nearly the whole width of the roof.