•Sleek cockpit made from CFRP, free-standing wheels with protective plates
•Elaborate suspension, compact electric drive system for sporty performance
Ingolstadt, August 10, 2011 – Audi is once again opening up new horizons: the
Audi urban concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The
technical study does not fit under any of the conventional categories – the Audi
urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a roadster, a fun car and an
urban car into one radical new concept.
The Audi urban concept is not based on any previous model – its development is
solely oriented on the strict 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.
The Audi urban concept has a sleek body. The wheels are free-standing, their
surrounding protective plates feature blinking strips of LED lights. The highly
concentrated look of the technical study, with its forward-urging lines, is dynamic
and emotional – it lends Audi’s design language a completely new impetus.
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 they convey a completely unique,
sensory allure. The driver can adjust the steering wheel and pedals to his own
body measurements. Entry to the car is via the tailgate. The roof is designed to be
maneuverable and slides to the rear to open.
The technology in the Audi urban concept reflects the full capabilities of the brand,
especially when it comes to ultra-lightweight construction. 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 – ideal for extended city tours.