Audi Concept Car for Congested Urban Areas

The Audi urban concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The technical study being presented at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt does not fit under any of the conventional categories – the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept, says the company.

In addition to a Sportback model, Audi is also presenting a Spyder variant. The Audi urban concept is not based on any previous model – its development is oriented on the principles of lightweight construction, efficiency and reduction. The result is a concept car with no unnecessary weight, and one that concentrates on the pure essence of sporty motion, according to the company.

It further explains that the Audi urban concept has a sleek body. The wheels are free-standing, their surrounding protective plates feature blinking strips of LED lights. On board there is room for two people, their position slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level.

All controls and materials are subject to the dictates of ultra-lightweight construction in order to ensure that the sensory experience they convey is unique and compelling, the company says.

The driver can adjust the steering wheel and pedals to their own body measurements. Characteristic features of the Spyder include its low, continuous window area and its doors that open diagonally to the top.

The cockpit consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which integrates the undercarriage of both seats. The Audi urban concept rolls on wheels with a 21-inch diameter.

Two e-tron electric motors provide the propulsion – providing the ultra-light Audi urban concept with the ability to accelerate powerfully. A lithium-ion battery supplies the energy – for extended city tours.

The announcement was made Sunday, Sept. 11.

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