Home / Auto News / News article: Audi Urban Concept Design Sketches Preview Sporty City Car - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Aug 10 2011, 10:39 AM

Audi says its urban concept (with trendy lowercase letters) “combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept.” Well, we’ll see about that come Frankfurt.

The urban concept is designed, as its name alludes, to fit into the sort of tight city spaces we still manage to cram Escalades into. As such, it only seats two people—Audi calls it “1+1 seating”—and has a silly door configuration: the entire rear midsection slides back to allow ingress.

This city car emphasizes sportiness over other urban runabouts: the cockpit is made from carbon fiber, and the 21-inch LED-infused wheels are freestanding from the body. Everything inside is adjustable for the driver, including the pedals, flat-bottomed steering wheel and heavily-bolstered seats.

Power comes from two e-tron electric motors, with a lithium ion battery. The specifics aren’t out yet in regards to weight and power, but we’ll just have to wait until the Frankfurt Motor Show that Audi will be dominating next month.