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Old 27th May 2015, 08:06   #1
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Default Rumour: Audi's new City Car to rival Mini Cooper & Fiat 500

According to recent reports Audi is planning to develop a New City car to rival Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and Smart Fortwo.

Rumour: Audi's new City Car to rival Mini Cooper & Fiat 500-audiducaticitycarrenderingfrontthreequarter.jpg

The ultra-compact show car, now scheduled to debut in Paris in 2016. If it is eventually approved for production, it should arrive by 2020 in two and four-door body styles.

It could ride on a new architecture that is based on the MQB platform.

The model could also be offered with two three-cylinder engines including a petrol with 110 bhp (82 kW) and a diesel with 100 bhp (74 kW). There could also be an electric variant that uses an 80 bhp (60 kW) or 120 bhp (90 kW) electric motor and has a range in excess of 125 miles (201 km).


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It is likely now is that Audi will get together with its Volkswagen, Seat, and Skoda brethren to fund a new architecture based on MQB rather than be stuck with the very basic NSF (New Small Family) components set that underpins the VW Up!

http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...audi-city-car/

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To be positioned below the A1, the new city car will be based on a modified version of the NSF platform underpinning the VW Up.

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Powering the new city car will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine for the standard model an an-electric drivetrain similar to the one on the e-Up for the zero emissions model. Diesel and hybrid version have been ruled out citing high costs of components.

The possibility of an all-wheel drive model has also been eliminated as the NSF platform is not engineered to support the drivetrain.
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ar-399667.aspx
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