2011 Audi Urban Concept press release

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September 11, 2011. Audi is new ground: The Audi urban technology study is a 1+1 vehicle for and metropolitan areas. The electric show car has four wheels, but not fit into any current automobile

Weighing just 480 kilograms lb), the Audi urban combines elements of a racecar, a a fun car and a city car into a radical new It has the potential to become the trendsetter for a new of mobility.


How much car is to deliver driving pleasure and mobility in an entirely new way? question was the starting point for the urban concept. A model of a was in the studio during the development as an example of lightweight construction, and reduction — of the principle of is more.

The result is a vehicle cannot be pigeonholed, a vehicle redefines the term driving and is completely unencumbered by the baggage of concepts. The Audi urban concentrates on the pure essence of and conveys freedom at the premium At the same time, it offers the and safety of a closed automobile, it far superior to any motor scooter.

its sleek body and free-standing the technology study is progressive and dramatic while at the same extremely sporty, yet surprisingly

The cabin of the Audi urban offers slightly offset for two. The roof slides for entry. This innovative makes the Audi urban even more fun to drive the canopy can remain open in weather.

It also allows the cabin to be out very quickly. The fit and finish of the car is characterized by the obligatory Audi The car’s technology is reflective of the wide-ranging competence, particularly in construction.

The brand with the rings has created an entirely new of vehicle with the Audi concept, and that on the premium It also marks the new entry to Audi’s future range of vehicles, which is crowned by the R8 high-performance sports car. The urban concept quite makes it easy to get into mobility.

The technology study is toward people who are interested in and are enthusiastic about new approaches to independent of their age and status. In it addresses an urban public lifestyle both reflects the modern concept and the driving associated with it and is a good fit for a innovative leasing system.


The Audi urban features an all-new design still has certain historical in the Auto Union racecars of the They were well of their time conceptually: were extremely lightweight and engines were mounted in the Their large, open also stood out from the — another parallel the modern show car.

in Electric White, pearl today’s technology study 3,219 millimeters (126.73 in) 1,678 millimeters (66.06 in) but just 1,189 millimeters in) high — has a body on all the lines are surging forward. The is extremely flat. The roofline down like a wedge the side window rises

The typical Audi tornado gives the urban concept a shoulder.

An upright, forward-leaning in front of the rear wheel the side view. The Speed Red gives the appearance of a roll bar and the Audi R8 high-performance sports The flanks of the body flare toward the bottom to enlarge the

This serves two purposes: It downforce at higher speeds and it can be to charge the battery via induction a particularly convenient method.

The Audi single-frame grill, sports the four rings, as a closed surface on the Audi concept. It tilts forward to access to the charging socket. The LED headlights project three-dimensionally the body.

The turn signals are LED running along the fenders. closely encircle the free-standing and the front fenders turn the wheels when steering. The rear lights with the light and brake light are into the vehicle body and around the top of the rear window.

At the of the car is a small luggage compartment pulls out like a drawer.

The segment of the greenhouse is movable another innovative idea is unique to the Audi urban Mounted on rails, it can be slid by hand over the fixed segment.

It is up to the driver to decide to close the canopy or leave it The technology study is a roadster-on-demand has neither roll-down windows nor a air conditioner. When closed, the provides protection against and cool air.

Audi has also developed a body variant as an alternative to the concept: a Spyder with a window strip wrapping the cockpit and doors that upward at an angle.


to the Audi urban concept is via the canopy. The driver and passenger over the edge of the vehicle as if were stepping into the — there are no doors. does not require any great a handle on the windshield frame and cutouts on the seating surfaces entry.

The show car offers for two. The driver and passenger sit to one another, with the right offset by 30 centimeters (11.81 in) to the to provide sufficient shoulder and room. The seats are fixed, components of the monocoque, which for significant weight savings.

are covered with foam surfaces custom-fabricated to the measurements of the just like in a racecar. The belts run through cutouts in the backs.

Sitting in the Audi concept is somewhat like in an airplane cockpit. The seating is very sporty. The driver can adjust the positions of the aluminum and the steering column. Both are telescoping.

The pedals can be moved a of 22 centimeters (8.66 in), the steering column can be moved 14 (5.51 in) for easier entry and 6 centimeters (2.36 in) for a custom position.

The steering column is — a thick, elegantly section, open in the center and virtually horizontally. At the far end of the steering is a display for the most important The small, hexagonal steering includes buttons and roller for controlling various systems, selecting the Audi drive modes for the electric drive

The entire interior of the technology is subjugated to the strict dictates of construction. Running below the across the entire cabin is a section that is also in the middle. This new style of includes satellite controls for the and two large air vents.

Rather carpeting, an innovative mat covers of the floor. This is made a technical textile originally for athletic shoes that is repellant and very durable. The are covered with cloth, the edges of the foam pads in kangaroo leather.

Aluminum accentuate the dashboard.


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The urban concept is also peer with respect to the concept. The outer skin of the car is made of carbon fiber-reinforced (CFRP); the occupant cell is a mix of monocoque and an aluminum structure. ultra-lightweight construction is the foundation for the study’s extremely low curb of just 480 kilograms (1,058.22

The sophisticated chassis underscores the sporty personality of the Audi concept. Wishbones made a combination of aluminum and CFRP the free-standing, 21-inch wheels.

using cladding technology, the are very light and feature a of the blade design from the e-tron models. The tire are as unusual as the car as a whole — up front and 145/50 in the rear.

The urban concept uses technology borrowed from As in a racecar, the struts mounted in the of the monocoque are nearly horizontal. disc brakes provide the power. The turning circle less than nine (29.53 ft) — ideal for a car. Thanks to the vehicle’s low the rack-and-pinion steering does not any power assistance.

Crumple zones in the front and plus two airbags provide for a degree of passive safety. An assistance system helps the to avoid collisions with

The battery is mounted transversely the seats. The lithium-ion battery, weighs around 90 kilograms lb), stores 7.1 kWh of usable The study’s two electric motors produce 15 kW (20 hp) of continuous power and 47 Nm lb-ft) of torque.

The motors are between the rear wheels, they drive via a single-speed

The Audi urban concept from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 in 16.9 seconds. It reaches 60 (37.28 mph) in around six The show car steps off from lights smartly thanks to the of the electric motors, which is available from standstill.

Top is governed at 100 km/h (62.14

The action radius in the European cycle is 73 km (45.36 miles). The recharges completely in about 20 with 400 volt three-phase and in approximately one hour with 230 household current.

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Audi is hard at on the future of charging technology as an to the charging at a power outlet. Wireless Charging (AWC) to contactless induction charging. The side, comprising a coil and an (AC/AC converter), is placed on the parking spot of the Audi concept and connected to the power

The 3.6 kW primary coil set into the generates a high-frequency alternating

The charging process begins when the Audi urban drives onto the plate. The magnetic field of the infrastructure induces an alternating current the air gap in the secondary coil, which is into the vehicle. This is rectified and fed into the vehicle’s system, where it charges the or powers consumers such as the

The alternating field is only if the vehicle is standing over the and thus poses no danger to or animals.

Charging stops when the battery is fully The driver can interrupt charging at any The efficiency of AWC is comparable to that of charging technologies. It is not affected by snow or ice. The new technology charging electric vehicles and extremely convenient.

A later of the technology will be able to be into the transportation infrastructure as a for parking garages or residential for example.

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