Audi Quattro LED and laser tech prepared for CES

Posted on Thursday, 2 January 2014 , 07:01:27 byTheodora

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Audi Quattro LED and laser tech prepared for CES

International CES, more commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major companies and industry professionals worldwide. The annual show is held each January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Not open to the public, the Consumer Electronics Association-sponsored show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements. This year we’ll also find Audi exhibiting here.

Last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi introduced the Audi Sport Quattro concept, and now, for CES, they are preparing an updated variant of the same model. Why at CES? Because the vehicle features matrix LED headlights with laser light technology. According to the German company, two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the headlights – the outer one generates the low beam light using matrix LEDs and an aperture mask, while the inner element produces laser light for high-beam functionality. The laser high-beam lights have three times the luminosity of LED high-beam lights and are able to illuminate the road for about 500 meters (1,640 ft).

Exactly like the original concept hosted by the Frankfurt Auto Show, this CES Audi Quattro is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain made of a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine and a disc-shaped electric motor. With these on, the supercar can produce 700 HP (515 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and it can reach a maximum speed of 305 km/h (189 mph). In addition, the car averages 2.5 L/100km (94.1 US mpg / 113 mpg UK) and can travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone. Follow the CES and find out more with respect to the concept.