New Audi Quattro could make production

Audi Quattro Concept
11 Sep, 2013 10:49am Luke Madden

Design bosses at Audi reveal what the new Audi Quattro could entail

The reborn Audi Quattro could make production, but bosses haven’t decided whether it’ll be based on the Sport Quattro concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show or the original Quattro concept from the 2010 Paris show.

Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 

According to Wolfgang Egger, head of Audi design, both are possible: "With every design concept we do we are thinking about everything becoming reality”. Referring to the concepts Egger said: “We have done one (designed for MQB platform) and now we have done the other (on larger MLB platform) so now we need to make a decision.”

Both used wildly different powertrains, with the original car powered by the 2.5-litre turbocharged engine from the TT RS. The Sport Quattro uses a 552bhp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 from the RS6, combined with a 147bhp electric motor.

Whatever happens Egger said that the Sport Quattro will influence the next-generation of Audi sports cars. According to Egger we should look out for “the C-pillar, the sexy blisters on the wheelarches and the interesting front”.

Element of the interior, too, will be used in future Audis. Egger said: “We wanted to clean up the interior by removing buttons and functions. It is a complete reduction, designed to make it feel lightweight.”