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Audi working on 235 mpg A1-based city car

 Audi working on 235 mpg A1-based city car
Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept

A full four-seater

Audi is developing an extremely frugal city car capable of returning 235 mpg US (282 mpg UK or 1 liter / 100 km).

In an interview given to Autocar, Audi's head of technical development Wolfgang Durheimer said this vehicle will be based on the current-generation A1 and will be an "affordable" full four-seater. No compromises will be made to reach those mpg figures as the model will have "all the creature comforts of a normal car, including climate control."

Details are limited at the moment, but it's a known fact that it won't take the 2-cylinder diesel engine inside the Volkswagen XL1. Design will be inspired from Audi's Crosslane Coupe concept, the same vehicle which will influence the looks of the upcoming Q2.

The vehicle could reach showrooms in approximately three years.

Source: Audi via autocar.co.uk

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Comments (9)

 PAA PAA
That I would buy but only if they finally leave their current same-across-the-line-design.
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November 26, 2012 12:20 am
 jimcbride jimcbride
Let's see... Toyota has been working on the Prius for 15 years now, it is in its 3rd generation, and gets 50 mpg. So Audi is going to produce a brand new city car model that gets 235 mpg in its first iteration. Am I right to be skeptical?
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November 23, 2012 6:22 pm
 Microice Microice
Screw the e-tron?
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November 23, 2012 2:35 pm
 LWE7 LWE7
Good luck.
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November 23, 2012 10:51 am