Audi Accelerates Towards Greater Efficiency with Hydrogen Power

2016-03-25T12:38:07+00:00March 25th, 2016|Audi, Concept Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles|

Audi introduced the newest hydrogen powered concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show where it won an award for ingenious design.

Audi has always strived to be on the forefront of design and engineering within the luxury automotive marketplace. As a brand, Audi is committed to implementing the highest standards for safety, design, and performance. From the Audi A3 all the way up to the Audi A8 or sport R8, the engineering team puts great effort into creating models that speak to drivers’ unique lifestyles while delivering optimal performance and efficiency.

The Audi h-tron quattro

Recently, Audi was able to share some of their latest innovative designs at the 2016 North American Auto Show, held in Detroit, Michigan. One of the most intriguing models they presented at the show was the Audi h-tron quattro concept. This remarkable vehicle showcases Audi’s plans to combine hydrogen power with Audi quattro technology to provide a new advanced pathway into efficient and capable transportation. Participants responded well to the concept design and the Audi h-tron quattro was also honored with the Eyes On Design Award for its progressive exterior design.

Auto show participants flocked to the Audi showcase area to get a personal taste of the newest innovations in the brands line. One of the popular favorites was the Audi h-tron quattro which also took the award for the “Best Concept Truck” at the auto show. The five-door h-tron quattro was developed to sit between the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 to deliver masterful efficiency and maximum functionality. It was chosen by a panel of judges comprised of design chiefs and leaders from throughout the global automotive market and top design schools in the nation. The judges were impressed by its sleek design elements including a low roof line and coupe-like aura. It sits at just five feet one inch and seems to hug the road in a powerful way. The Audi h-tron quattro concept was chosen from a pool of candidates from both production and concept vehicles that made their debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Exceptional Design Fuels Innovative Performance

In addition to eye-catching style, the Audi h-tron quattro also delivers powerful performance thanks to a 110 kW fuel cell combined with a compact lithium-ion battery.   The battery acts as a turbocharger to provide extra power as needed during moments of intense acceleration. The vehicle features a drag coefficient of just 0.27 giving it less resistance and greater efficiency. Thanks to this technology, the model is estimated to have a range of up to 373 miles.

While the Audi h-tron quattro is still just a concept vehicle, drivers can still enjoy leading efficiency and performance technology within the array of 2016 Audi models. From clean diesel to hybrid and electric power options, there is a myriad of choices to select from for those seeking the highest performance levels coupled with advanced efficiency.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

The Audi h-tron Quattro Gives a Glimpse of the Future at the NAIAS

2016-03-11T07:20:50+00:00March 11th, 2016|Audi, Concept Vehicles|

Audi drivers were able to get a sneak peek at Audi’s latest technology debuted on the Audi h-tron quattro at the recent International Auto Show held in Detroit.

Audi presented the world-debut of the Audi h-tron quattro concept vehicle this year at the North American International Auto Show. The h-tron quattro featured an array of innovative new technology to give attendants a glimpse of the advanced systems that will be implemented in new models in the near future.

To give our customers an idea of the exciting features to come, let’s take a look at what was revealed:

  • Fuel Cell Technology – the concept vehicle revealed in Detroit offers all-electric drive powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The model combines fuel cell technology with a battery for maximum power.   The hydrogen fuel cells are engineered to be refueled in just four minutes and provide a range of up to 372 miles.
  • Dual Electric Motors – the Audi h-tron quattro is powered by two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axle. The front motor generates 90kW of power and the rear motor delivers 140kW. Working together, the motors can propel the vehicle from 0 to 62mph in just under seven seconds.
  • Piloted Driving – the Audi h-tron quattro provides a look at the piloted driving capabilities that are expected to appear in new 2017 models including the Audi A8 sedan. The technology is built upon the central driver assistance controller which computes a model of the car’s surroundings based on information gathered from the immediate environment through a series of cameras and sensors. This information is fed to driving assistance programs which use it for piloted driving and automated parking systems. This technology is expected to elevate the safety and performance of Audi vehicles in an entirely new way.
  • Information Display and Interactive Technology – Audi also revealed updates to its innovative information displays for climate, entertainment, navigation, and driver assistance programs. Audi vehicles will provide a higher standard of connectivity and an innovative array of touch-based interactive screen controls including haptic feedback.

The Audi h-tron quattro truly provides an exciting glimpse into the future of efficient performance, interactive design, and safer performance features within the Audi brand. Drivers can learn more about the latest Audi technology by visiting Audi Santa Barbara and speaking with an experienced sales representative or scheduling a test drive. Drivers can expect to see the latest innovative technologies in the upcoming 2017 model line which will be released throughout the year.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net