The Audi Steppenwolf concept from 2000 was a vehicle designed
to be as capable on roads as it is on gravel tracks and
mild off-road terrain.
The chassis of the Audi Steppenwolf concept (which was
based on the Audi A3/TT platform) features 4-level air suspension, giving up to 223 mm of round clearance.
The suspension settings adapt to suit the driving surfaces
and conditions. Powering the Steppenwolf concept was a
3.2 litre V6 which produced 220 horsepower. This was coupled
to a six-speed manual gearbox driving all four wheels
through Audi's proven full-time quattro AWD
system. This setup gave the Steppenwolf a 0-60 mph time
of under 8 seconds.
The Audi Steppenwolf was based on the
The Audi Steppenwolf featured deeply contoured bumpers,
painted dark grey to contrast with the sandy body color.
These were designed to highlight the vehicles off-road
potential, just like the spotlights in the door mirrors.
The Steppenwolf could be fitted with either a carbon
fibre hardtop or a detachable soft top. The soft top
for the Audi Steppenwolf is made of sealed textile fabric
and, as on many off-road cars, is fitted by hand.
Similar and related vehicles:
Audi Nuvolari Quattro
Audi Le Mans
Audi Shooting Brake
Audi TT Clubsport Quattro
Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro