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Audi crosslane coupé concept car live photos: 2012 Paris Motor Show - car fanatics - 09-28-2012 04:10 AM
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Audi crosslane coupé concept car
Audi provides a glimpse of the future shape of design, along with automotive and drive concepts, through its Audi crosslane coupé concept car. This vehicle is an entirely new fusion of technology, engineering and design, and provides pointers to the design language of Audi’s future Q models.
With a Multimaterial Space Frame, the vehicle concept strikes out along entirely new paths with regard to weight, costs and energy usage over its lifecycle, and is an evolutionary stage of Audi ultra – the lightweight construction principle from Audi.
An innovative and efficient plug-in hybrid drive based on a purpose-designed
1.5-liter three-cylinder TFSI and two electric motors redefines the benchmark, with fuel consumption of only 1.1 liters per 100 km (213.81 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of just 26 grams per km (41.84 grams per mile).
The result is a cosmopolitan vehicle that will appeal to young, sporty customers in particular thanks to its removable roof and the customizable services available under the Audi connect concept.
The Multimaterial Space Frame of the compact Audi crosslane coupé is comprised of three materials – aluminum, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), and glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP). The concept car has an unladen weight of about 1,390 kg (3,064.43 lb), including the large lithium-ion battery.
The aluminum profiles form a continuous, rigid structure around the occupant cell. Beams beneath the front lid join the single-frame grille, which performs a supporting function and is also made from aluminum, with the occupant cell.
The front and rear crash structures are made from CFRP and the supporting CFRP structures inside the occupant cell include the inner sills, the center tunnel, the bulkhead, and the cross-members in the floor. Surface GFRP components with partial CFRP reinforcements complete the body concept. Read more here.
RE: Audi crosslane coupé concept car live photos: 2012 Paris Motor Show - iDream Theater - 09-28-2012 05:52 AM
Could go either way- Could end up being pretty hot, or could end up being one of the ugliest vehicles ever depending on how Audi goes about a production version. Assuming they do at all.
RE: Audi crosslane coupé concept car live photos: 2012 Paris Motor Show - bluestinger66 - 09-28-2012 08:00 AM
Looks like they hired a designer from Mitsubishi.
I also dont like the C pillar. On the Quattro remake it at least had some history, on this its just awkward and unattractive.
RE: Audi crosslane coupé concept car live photos: 2012 Paris Motor Show - ArtRiX - 09-28-2012 08:02 AM
RE: Audi crosslane coupé concept car live photos: 2012 Paris Motor Show - AudiR8 - 09-28-2012 06:32 PM
I like the grille. I could see that being incorporated into their current designs.
RE: Audi crosslane coupé concept car live photos: 2012 Paris Motor Show - ? - 09-30-2012 04:05 AM
Not attractive in the slightest.