Discussion in 'New Audi Models / Vehicles' started by Giannis, Aug 8, 2011.
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Oh cute, a baby car.
This is unnecessary. It's just an abnormally tall go-kart.
So Audi will have Audi-e to combat BMWi. Sorry but their lack of imagination and pure plagiarsim is no longer funny.
Looks like they drew a lot of inspiration from this style of powerboat. Just bolt on four wheels and BINGO!
Audi E-tron concepts have been out for a while,come on now,know you better than that.
Stupid looking car even though the technology under the skin is probably on par with BMWi.
What's the f'ing point in these cars anyway, it's no as if they will ever see production.
The City E-Tron might come with Active Tilt Control like the F300?
1997 F300 Life Jet with ATC
It looks like one of those upmarket prams. With double wishbone suspension.
The Audi urban concept – a completely new kind of concept car
An innovative urban concept car with 1+1 seats
Sleek cockpit made from CFRP, free-standing wheels with protective plates
Elaborate suspension, compact electric drive system for sporty performance
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 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.
I just new BMW i will have it's mates join him sooner than later
Don't you mean Audi E-Tron will have it's mates to join him sooner than later?
Do you see the power of marketing?
Even though BMW was the last one to join the electric cars game, everybody is talking about BMW, and hardly anyone has heard of Audi's E-Tron models, apart from those that are very well informed about cars.
Unfortunately there is no Audi "insiders",and marketing department on GFC to keep up.
Just to clarify my earlier post, I don't hint anything at Human. I was just admiring how good the BMW i sub-brand is marketed, since I've experienced quite a few people that are not car enthusiasts, asking me about that.
It seems that the electric cars are the (near?) future, but so far, apart from Chevrolet (with the Volt), only BMW took the marketing of electric cars seriously.
That said, I don't mean that Audi's electric cars are not admirable. They are. But they are not communicated enough. Compare Audi's press release and internet presense of the new E-Tron Urban Concenpt to that of the i3 and i8.
Why do the artists who draw these concept sketches always forget that a vehicle needs tires?
They should scale this thing up to the size of the A3 and offer as an exclusive S/RS model. Similar to the Audi Quattro Concept, but obviously more affordable. Track day specialist to take on the likes of a Lotus.
On the other hand, my question is this one: How effienent, aerodynamically, is a car that has it's wheels saperate from the body, with their own covers?
I smell trouble. This car is begging for a rider to convert it into a single seater F1 car that is perfectly road legal. Interesting concept but in the real world open wheel cars are dangerous.
It's going to be interesting to see how the R8 e-tron compares to Chevy's,and Nissan's electric vehicles.