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Audi believed to be preparing new city car

A new report states that Audi is currently developing a brand new city car which will likely be slotted underneath the A1 supermini. A concept previewing the production model is expected to be introduced in September 2016 at the Paris Motor Show and if green-lighted by the bosses from Ingolstadt, the model will see the light of day at the end of the century and will allegedly be offered in both two- and four-door versions.

Details are scarce about the model in question, but the report goes on to specify it will use an adaptation of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform while power is believed to come from a three-cylinder gasoline engine with 110 hp (82 kW) and a three-cylinder diesel with 100 hp (74 kW). Chances are that we shall also see an electric version of the city car with a motor rated at either 80 hp (60 kW) or 120 hp (90 kW) while the battery pack should have enough juice for a maximum range of more than 201 km (125 miles).

Audi Urban concept
Audi Urban concept

A high-performance derivative could also be in the works with a two-cylinder 1.2-liter engine borrowed from Ducati and tuned to develop as much as 200 hp (149 kW). This version should take the shape of a two-seater roadster similar to the KTM X-BOW.

Note: 2011 Audi Urban concept pictured.

via Automobile Magazine

Adrian Padeanu

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