28 Sep '12, 5am

PHEV Concept Offers Glimpse Of Future Audi Tech & Design

PHEV Concept Offers Glimpse Of Future Audi Tech & Design

PHEV Concept Offers Glimpse Of Future Audi Tech & Design Published September 28, 2012 By Philippe Crowe Yesterday in Paris, Audi provided a glimpse of its future design language, along with automotive and drive concepts, through its Audi crosslane coupé concept car. The concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive based on a purpose-designed 1.5-liter three-cylinder TFSI and two electric motors, with fuel consumption according to Audi of only 1.1 liters per 100 km (213.81 U.S. mpg). 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 un-laden weight of about 1,390 kg (3,064.43 pounds), including the 17.4-kwh lithium-ion battery. The aluminum profiles form a continuous, rigid structure around the occupant cell. B...

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