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Audi Urban Concept

Today Audi unveiled an all-new 2-seater ultra-light concept - the Audi Urban Concept. The Urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a roadster, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept.This concept car is an original attempt with no previous models from which its design was derived. The car is designed with three basic principles - lightweight construction, efficiency and reduction. As a result, the outcome is a concept car with no extra weight, and one that concentrates on the pure essense of dynamic motion.

‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ goes electric with the Audi urban concept

Audi urban concept car breaks new ground for the brand with four rings

  • An innovative urban concept car with 1+1 seats
  • Sleek cockpit made from CFRP, free-standing wheels with protective plates
  • Elaborate suspension design, compact electric drive system for sporty performance


Ingolstadt, August 10, 2011 – Audi is once again exploring new horizons with the Audiurban concept, a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The technical study confounds conventional car 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 car is not descended from any previous model – its development is based 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 dynamic motion.

The stunning new concept has a sleek body. The wheels are free-standing, and the 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, and lends a completely new impetus to the Audi design language.

There is room for two people on board, their position slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level. All controls and materials are subject to the dictates of ultra-lightweight construction to ensure they convey a unique, sensory allure. The driver can adjust the steering wheel and pedals for his or her own driving position. Entry to the car is through the tailgate, while the roof is designed to be manoeuvrable and slides to the rear to open. The Audi urban concept rides on 21-inch wheels.

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 fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP), which integrates the undercarriage of both seats.

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.

Audi Urban Concept

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