Audi Nanuk quattro concept makes surprising IAA debut
By Adrian Padeanu
Audi has unveiled today on the eve of IAA the spectacular Nanuk quattro crossoverconcept.
The Ingolstadt-based automaker made a surprising announcement today by showing the Nanuk quattro concept which can be considered as Germany's answer to the Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour. The two-seater is powered by an all-new twin-turbo V10 5.0-liter TDI engine mounted longitudinally in front of the rear axle. The diesel mill churns 544 HP (400 kW) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque mated to an upgraded 7-speed S tronic gearbox installed behind the engine.
Tipping the scales at 4,188 lbs (1,900 kg), the Nanuk quattro needs 3.8 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) and can achieve a top speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). Despite the hefty curb weight, Audi says it has a fuel consumption of 7.8 liters / 100 km (30.1 mpg US or 36.2 mpg UK) thanks to a new oil pump and thermal management system that can separate cooling loops.