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Audi Bringing Quattro Sport E-Tron Concept to Frankfurt

Angular plug-in hybrid said to deliver over 700 hp.

by on Aug.14, 2013

Audi will update the 2010 Quattro Concept with a new plug-in drive system.

Audi apparently plans to electrify the Quattro Concept it first revealed at the Paris Motor Show three years ago when it brings the Quattro Sport E-Tron Concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

Rumors of a new Quattro prototype have been making the rounds of the automotive circuit in recent months and what to be official Audi sketches have surfaced in news magazine Auto Zeitung and elsewhere in Germany, clearly through authorized leaks from the Volkswagen luxury subsidiary.

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The basic design is quite similar to that of the 2010 Quattro Concept, harkening back to the long-nosed, angular-backed shape of the original, 1980 Audi four-wheel-drive model. In terms of dimensions, the 2013 Sport E-Tron will come in about five inches shorter than a production Audi S5.

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First Look: Audi Quattro Concept

"Heritage," yes; retro, no.

by on Oct.01, 2010

Audi avoids the heavy-handed retro approach but still has a heritage feel to the Quattro Concept.

Marking the 30th anniversary of its original Quattro model, Audi has lifted the covers on a tempting new show car, the Quattro Concept, at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Though it’s anything but retro, the Quattro Concept revives the long-nosed, angular-backed shape of the original, 1980 Audi four-wheel-drive model. 

While there appears to be no immediate plans for production, Audi is in the midst of a rather rapid expansion of its line-up – most recently with the A7, also on display at the Mondial de l’Automobile. 

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That’s keeping its engineers busy, but as CEO Rupert Stadler told TheDetroitBureau.com, the Volkswagen AG subsidiary is keeping an ear out for public reaction to models like the Quattro Concept and eTron sports cars – the latter in both coupe and Spyder form.

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