Official Photos of Volkswagen Up! 5-Door

Volkswagen Up! Five-Door

The Volkswagen Up! scores success which makes Das Auto has to drop another version, a five-door version to be exact. To know the first public reaction, Das Auto released sets of official photos of the five-door city car and some details as well. Judging by the photos, not much of changes on the Up! five-door as the size is similar with the three-door version, as well as the engine choices and features. So, although you know the general features, you still curious about the design and styling, right?

Volkswagen Up! Five-Door side view

What makes the new Volkswagen Up! five-door different from the three-door version is the fact that the city car gets additional extra two doors. The rear passengers has 79.5mm (31.1-inches) of legroom and 94.7cm (37.3-inches) of headroom. We know you don’t like the figures, but we have to share with you so you know how much the dimension of this vehicle. For the luggage space, autoevolution.com mentioned that the total amount of space is 252 liters or equals to 8.9 cubic-feet and can be extended by folding the rear seats up to 951 liters or 33.6 cubic-feet.

Volkswagen Up! Five-Door rear view

Since the engine choice is the same with the three-door Up!, the five-door version of German city is powered by two versions of 1.0L three-cylinder units with total power output of 60 and 75 horsepower. The basic price tag for this vehicle is €10,325 which means that there has been €475 increase over the three-door model. The order for Volkswagen Up! five-door starts on March with the delivery might be around May for the German market with other markets could be launched on summer.

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.

Audi e-Tron Spyder Popped Out at Le Mans

Audi e-Tron Spyder red

Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle probably not enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans to beat its diesel power sibling. But Audi used the opportunity to showcase one of its visions on the future of personal transportation, bringing the Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle concept was presented as part of “Le Mans Vers Le Futur”, an event which was created in order to allow car manufacturer to present their innovative drivetrain technologies.
Just want to remind you that the Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle uses three propulsion units: two asynchronous electric motors that send their power to the road via the front wheels, offering a combined output of 64 kW (87 hp) and a torque of 352 Nm (259.62 lb-ft), as well as a twin-turbo 3.0 TDI unit that is mounted longitudinally in front of the rear axle. The diesel engine delivers 300 hp and 479.42 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, sending its power to the rear axle via a seven-speed S tronic double clutch gearbox.

Audi e-Tron Spyder at Le Mans

The three propulsion units on the Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle work together or separately, depending on the driver’s demands. The system has a maximum output of 388 hp and over 663.81 lb-ft of torque (900 Nm), allowing the concept to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and offering it an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The system returns an average fuel consumption of 107 mpg (2.2 liters per 100 km) and emits 59 grams of CO2 per km. Using the all-electric mode, the Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle has a top speed of 37 mph (60 km/h) and offers a range of 31 miles (50 km).

Audi e-Tron Spyder plug-in hybrid vehicle is not the only vehicle which Audi showcased in Le Mans, but also the Audi Q5 hybrid quattro with the vehicle scheduled to go on sale by the end of the current year.