It's autonomous, too.

At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi is presenting the final, fourth member of its visionary concept car family, so far consisting of the Aicon, PB18, and AI:ME. Say hello to the new Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept, which – as weird as it sounds – combines serious off-road capabilities with autonomous functions.

The study takes the shape of a futuristic, buggy-style four-door vehicle with a fully electric powertrain, incorporating four electric motors for a driveshaft-free all-wheel drive. The show car is 4.15 metres long, 2.15 metres wide, and rides on massive 22-inch wheels with 33.5-inch off-road tyres. The ground clearance is 34 centimetres and the vehicle should be able to ford through water more than half a metre deep.

Gallery: Audi AI TRAIL quattro (2019)

Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the AI:Trail Quattro weighs 1,750 kilograms, which is a remarkable result considering the four electric motors and the large lithium-ion battery. The latter provides a range of between 248 and 310 miles on roads or “easy off-road terrain” measured by the WLTP. If you go deep off-roading, where energy consumption is higher, the car will be able to cover approximately 155 miles at a single charge.

Each of the four electric motors is installed near a wheel and drives it directly. The combined system output is 429 bhp with a maximum torque of 738 pound-feet. Audi explains that “usually only a fraction of this power is mobilised,” which probably hints at some kind of selective deactivation for one of the axles.

On public roads, the show car should be capable of Level 4 autonomous driving, which is the second-highest level on the standardised international scale for increasing automation. For off-road adventures, the AI:Trail Quattro offers traditional steering wheel and pedals but still “automated driving in the reduced-speed Level 3 range can be possible on dirt roads only in exceptional cases and at low speeds.”

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Audi is completing its quartet of visionary vehicles and will be at IAA 2019 to showcase an electric off-roader for the future of road transport: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track. All four visionary use case vehicles—the Audi Aicon, AI:ME, AI:RACE and AI:TRAIL will be on show together at Audi’s stand in Hall 3 throughout the whole of IAA 2019.