Audi has chosen to drench the interior in wood, wool and synthetic textiles, “all of which have a high-quality feel and are pleasant to the touch”. The displays, meanwhile, come as a “surprise” to the driver, as those in the front, for example, are actually projections onto the wooden dash, with a touch sensitive bar below.
As for power, there’s a 120kWh battery located in the floor between the two axles. There’s one electric motor at the front and another at the rear, making the car all-wheel-drive, and between them there’s 401PS (295kW) and 690Nm (510lb ft) of torque. Audi hasn’t provided any performance numbers to digest, but it has said the software has been developed with a focus on economy and range. Interesting, then, the concept is carrying around huge 24-inch wheels. Thanks to an 800-Volt charging architecture, though, it can be charged from five to 80 per cent in 25 minutes. All told the total range stands at 466 miles.
Will the Urbansphere ever be built? As is, no, it probably won’t, but no doubt some of the ideas and technology featured on the concept will eventually filter down onto something we can actually drive, or be driven in. Would it make it into our list of the best Audi concept cars? Of that we’re not so sure…
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