Audi has released the first handful of (CG-enhanced) pics of the A2 Concept bound for next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, and it's not bad – assuming you're partial to your refrigerator.

Appliance-inspired styling aside, the A2 is Audi's answer to the BMW i3, but is rumored to arrive two years after BMW's premium EV in 2013.

An 85kW electric motor drives the front wheels through a single-speed transmission, with a maximum of 199 pound-feet of torque and an estimated range of around 125 miles thanks to its lithium-ion battery pack. Charging will take around four hours on a 240-volt outlet, while the A2 will zip from 0-to-60 miles per hour in just over nine seconds before topping out at a limited 93 mph. A fair amount of aluminum and carbon fiber keeps the weight down to 2,535 pounds – about 200 pounds less than the i3 – and Audi says an autonomous driving mode will be part of the package.

Expect more from the Frankfurt show floor next week.


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      futuramautoblog
      • 3 Years Ago
      I miss AL-spaceframe A2.
      Mike B
      • 3 Years Ago
      An answer to the i3? I though this was Audis version of the Up!
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why the hell are the picture colors inverted?
      xcatchmyshadowx
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should have given it a silver color with black accents, like the sketches, i just converted it into a negative and voila, it looks better: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5193/f110049medium628.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      That first front shot kinda makes it look like an albino piglet, it has a "snout"
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      For production, two 185 kilowatt electric motors, "skateboard" floor mounted battery pack. 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. That would give this vehicle a "jolt" of fun.
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yawn. How much for the privilege of driving this POS? it's green so it must cost twice what a normal POS costs. Wait though! It's an Audi so it's not a golf cart at all. It's a German engineered golf cart so I feel better now.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
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      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      lighter, arriving 2 years later and slower than the i3, now that's vorsprung durch technik.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex
        for half the price?! yes it is. btw the bmw I3 is a copy of the audi a2 from 1999!
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yet another copy of BMW. Get a life Audi
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        Read article first. Oh wait it looks just like an i3
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        lol. so which car did they copy? audi brought the lightweight a2 in 1999 so bmw is how many years late?
      Joe
      • 3 Years Ago
      This concept SCREAMS Outlander Sport front end. Check it out for yourself: http://carsdesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2011-Mitsubishi-Outlander-Sport-concept-1.jpg
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joe
        you do know that mitsubishi copied audi in the first place?!
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Angry piggy is following me
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