While the Audi AI:ME Concept is the four-ringed car making the biggest noise at the Shanghai Auto Show’s Audi stand, it’s not the only one. There are some other great products representing Ingolstadt in Shanghai and we have a photo gallery of some of them. The important ones, at least.
Most notably is the Audi Q2 L, another Chinese market-only car, along with the AI:ME. Much like the Audi A4 L, the Q2 L is a long-wheelbase model of the standard car. It’s made specifically for the Chinese market, as customers there value rear seat space above all else. Because of that, a lot of automakers offer long-wheelbase models of cars they wouldn’t otherwise.
Another car on display is the refreshed Audi R8 V10 Performance, which replaces the old V10 Plus. We’ve seen plenty of the Audi R8 before but it’s not like we’re going to turn down looking at it some more. Especially in this stunning red.
Also on hand is the Audi RS5 Sportback, a car we’re big fans of. Packing performance that would rival supercars from just a few years ago, along with hatchback-levels of practicality, the Audi RS5 Sportback is one of the best all-around performance machines on the planet. It also looks great here in its own red paintwork.
Lastly, we have the Audi Aicon, the fully Level 5-autonomous concept car that the AI:ME gets its design from. While the Audi AI:ME is designed to be Level 4 autonomous, the Aicon has the full-beans Level 5 stuff. That means, in theory, it will be able to drive completely on its own, anywhere, forever, without any driver input.
This might be a small contingent of Audis in Shanghai but that’s because the NY Auto Show is right around the corner and there will be quite a few more Audis there to ogle at.