2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Report: Audi Urban Concept

Audi Urban Concept

The Audi Urban Concept electric vehicle is no longer in sketches and not in video teaser anymore. The German automaker has made the official presentation on the Audi Urban Concept electric vehicle at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The idea behind the creation of the Audi Urban Concept as electric vehicle is an ultra-light car intended for congested urban spaces.

Audi Urban Concept - interior

Inside, the cockpit of the Audi Urban Concept electric vehicle is made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer which integrates the undercarriage of both seats. That is why the Audi Urban Concept refers to be “ultra-light” and we suspect, there is more use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer on the many parts of this vehicle.

Audi Urban Concept - side view

The Audi Urban Concept sits on the 21-inch wheels which are free standing and they have surrounding protective arches that features blinking strips of LED light. Back inside, the Audi Urban Concept electric vehicle is able to load two people where their position is slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level. All controls and materials on the Audi Urban Concept are intended to dictates of ultra-lightweight construction in order to assure they give a completely unique, sensory allure.

Audi Urban Concept - top view

Here is what Audi thinks about their Audi Urban Concept, “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. 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.”

Audi Urban Concept - rear view

On the performance side, the Audi Urban Concept electric vehicle carries tow e-tron electric motors provided the propulsion which gives the vehicle the ability to accelerate its full power. A lithium-ion battery supplies the energy which makes the Audi Urban Concept electric vehicle ideal for city tours or commuting ride.

Audi Urban Concept Teaser Video

Audi Urban Concept - real test

Just yesterday Audi spilled their latest project on the Audi Urban Concept, and the German automaker knew that public has gained pretty much high curiosity. So, Audi launched a teaser video and even put the Audi Urban Concept on the street.

The sketches of Audi Urban Concept had caused massive attention on online forum so Audi hopes the video teaser can thirst the quench over the 1+1 small car. Audi emphasizes that the Audi Urban Concept light car is designed for congested urban spaces. The cockpit of the Audi Urban Concept consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer which integrates the undercarriage of both seats.

The shots of the Audi Urban Concept car were taken at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin Germany. The test ride was intended to show how such a vehicle can be integrated into the landscape. We predicted that the sketches of the Audi Urban Concept car much likely came from the initial design phases of the project, as Audi showed a car that is much lower down and more elegant that what’s appeared on the video.

Audi Urban Concept will be powered by a couple of e-tron electric motors to a set of massive 21-inch diameter wheels. We can’t confirm if the sliding roof on the Audi Urban Concept is able to open or not. The sliding canopy on the Audi Urban Concept is intended for the driver and the passenger to enter the car is a production feature or not.

Here is what Audi thinks about their Audi Urban Concept car, “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. 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 official unveils for the Audi Urban Concept will take place at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

Sneak Peek on Audi Urban Concept Vehicle

Audi urban concept

Audi got us think that Audi A1 is the smallest four-wheeled vehicle that they offered. But, Audi surprises us with its new urban concept which is a blend of a racing car, a fun car, and of course – urban car. Although Audi only releases the sketches of the new urban vehicle, we just could not help ourselves to see the real vehicle.

Audi refers the urban vehicle as “Audi Urban Concept”. The concept will be a 1+1-seat (coupe?) ultra-light vehicle for dealing with congested urban spaces. The cockpit of the Urban Concept includes carbon fiber-reinforced polymer – that is why Audi refers the urban concept as “ultra-light” – which integrates the undercarriage of both seats.

Audi urban concept - seats

Audi is planning that the Urban Concept will be equipped with 21-inch wheels which are free-standing and surrounding with protective plates feature blinking strips of LED lights. Umm… “blinking strips of LED lights”? Is Audi planning for an urban concept vehicle of miniature of Christmas tree with engine on it?

Anyhow, the Audi Urban Concept has enough room for two people with their position slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level. All controls and materials on the Urban Concept are intended to contribute the ultra-lightweight construction which assures they can represent a completely unique, sensory allure.

Audi urban concept - driving consoles

There is more about Audi Urban Concept vehicle. The driver is able to adjust the steering wheel and pedals to his/her own body measurements. The odd – we would like to refer as “unique” but we think this one is the proper term – thing the Urban Concept vehicle is the entry point. To get on board of the Audi Urban Concept vehicle is by the tailgate, also the roof is designed to be maneuverable and slides to the rear to open. It might sound stupid, but if you don’t like to get on board from the tailgate, then try to come in from the roof.

The performance of the Audi Urban Concept vehicle will be based on two e-tron electric motors which offer the propulsion – offering the ultra-lightweight car with capability to use its maximum power. Audi is planning to mount a lithium-ion battery supplies the energy which very much ideal for extended city tours.

Here is what Audi though about its Urban Concept vehicle, “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. 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.” Sadly, no official confirmation about when Audi will make the car, in the mean time, please enjoy the photos of Audi Urban Concept vehicle attached between our writings.