09 January 2006

Audi unleashes the Roadjet

Sporty saloon showcases a host of new technology

Audi Roadjet

Audi has revealed a new 'fastback saloon' and has hinted that the model could provide clues to the design of its future compact execs.

The Roadjet Concept uses a new 296bhp, 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine, which is mated to a sporty new seven-speed DSG gearbox.

Top speed is limited to 155mph, while 0-62mph is dispatched in just 6.4 seconds.

The concept features permanent quattro four-wheel drive and Audi Drive Select, which allows driving settings to be changed at the touch of a button to Comfort, Dynamic and Sport modes.

New high-tech goodies include an electrically operated, remote control two-level load bay, and a new car-to-car-communication system that allows the Roadjet to exchange data with other vehicles.

The concept also boasts the latest version of Audi's MMI (Multi Media Interface) cabin control system, a cutting-edge Bang & Olufsen stereo and even an espresso machine.

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