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      01-13-2010, 02:23 AM   #1
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Audi E-Tron Concept - A Sexy E-car?

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Audiís latest e-tron concept

January 13, 2010 by Adam Marshall


Audi unveiled its latest e-tron concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The e-tron is a low slung two door sports car powered by a pair of electric motors.



The concept car looks almost production ready and follows a series of earlier show cars that looked more like small Audi R8s. This latest version has its own design language, a muscular two seat Audi.

Weighing 1350 kg and powered by two mid mounted electric motors with a combined output of 152kW. Having a good power to weight ratio allows the car to sprint to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.



According to Audi its use of efficient batteries and electronics gives the car a range of 250 km.

E-tronís low weight comes from the Audi Space Frame designed aluminium structure. All the ďadd onĒ parts like doors, bonnet, roof and front guards are made of fibre-reinforced plastic to save on weight.



Featuring a production ready interior with simple controls and a revised MMI scroll pad with a touch sensitive surface on the steering wheel. A smart phone is able to be inserted into a slot allowing the audio and video functions of the phone to be accessed by the car.
I like it!
It has some sections that flow a little weirdly but if this is the direction audi is heading, bring it on. I think the next TT might deff get a few design cues from this car.

Good to see a green car not turn out looking like a slug or the prius.
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