Welcome the future with the Audi Urban Concept electric car

To describe the Audi Urban Concept, you will need to have in mind quad bike, go kart and soap box racer at the same time. Difficult to imagine right? Although this is the case, it will clearly tempt those who are conscious about the environment. This pretty much shows the intention of Audi which clearly wants to bring future electric cars in the market. This type of vehicle could potentially set trends in the market. Is this car overstyled or it is an attempt to copy zero emission rules? The details of this car are less flashy. It utilizes great details and showcases the elaborate design of this show car. The interior of Urban concept is bare but it is said to be practical. The chassis is made from aluminum and carbon fiber which is said to be heavier but stiffer.

Audi Urban Concept Spyder and Urban 3

Audi Urban Concept Spyder and Urban 3

Audi Urban Concept Spyder side view

Audi Urban Concept Spyder side view

Audi Urban Concept Spyder front view

Audi Urban Concept Spyder front view

The packaging and other small details were developed from scratch however it shares several elements from the VWXL1 that was introduced in 2011.  The similar areas include suspension, brakes, and alloy wheels. Are you wondering how you get in and out of the car? It will not take much effort to do so. It is rather very easy however it would require coordination and effort to get into the urban concept frame. Although this is the case, there is much space behind the wheels which is great for those people with long legs.

Audi Urban Concept front

Audi Urban Concept front

Audi Urban Concept rear view

Audi Urban Concept rear view

The steering wheel and pedals can be adjusted by lever so you can find an excellent driving position. The cockpit can be described as minimalist. The only things that can be found are gear selector panel, air vents, hazard buttons and digital instrument that can offer details like speed, range, battery status and distance traveled.  It would take less than 10 seconds to get used to driving the car. The accelerator and disc brakes are in perfect balance. The tires specs are 125/80R16 that don’t offer enough grip but are great in handling. The suspension is well tuned.

Audi Urban Concept interior

Audi Urban Concept interior

Audi Urban Concept seats

Audi Urban Concept seats

The only thing that requires attention is that the steering wheel is so fast and does half turns. If you are driving on tight corners and would need rapid direction change, the box can handle it well although this suggest that the car needs fine tuning. The visibility of the car is good except for the rear area because of the blind spot. This is attributed to the small cargo compartment. This car which is about 480 kg lighter can go as fast as 40 mph in just 60 seconds. It can also reach a top speed of about 60 mph.

Audi Urban Concept door open

Audi Urban Concept door open

 

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