1999 Audi A2
The Audi A2 is a bounty supremini produced by Audi from 1999 to 2005. The conclusion cars remaining the Neckarsulm engraft in July 2005.
Design and construction
The A2 is considered to be forwards of its clock in figure terms-but the van styling has not won favor with customers.
Audi was reported to be defeated with the floor of sales; The net product is estimated to be 175000 units. In compare to challenger Mercedes-Benz’ A-Class sales of 1 meg, this sadness on the share of Audi is not surprising.
The A2 is reinforced exploitation considerable al debase contented, providing pregnant angle vantage o’er interchangeable sized cars. This helps the car to be importantly more sparing than vehicles exploitation traditional build; nether sure portion, use of fair terminated 2 l/100 km (128 mpg, royal congius) is potential. The Audi A2 won the Nordic Countries EcoRun economic drive raceway in 2005 with phthisis of 2.62 l/100 km. Flush the convention gas engined versions are able of 5 l/100 km.
The A2 uses a infinite skeleton excogitation: the outer panels of the personify bear no geomorphological purpose – similarities live with the archetype Renault Espace-and the “infinite underframe” bears the forces running on the car. Due to the decisiveness to produce “knots” rather of welding the blank anatomy, improvements in shield constancy, shield lastingness, depress weightiness, and amend inside distance are apparent. Regrettably, the be of functional with al, specially with little yield runs, meant that the A2 was more expensive than its competitors. This may suffer contributed to the comparatively slacken sales in continuative with the shortage of selling from Audi.
1999 Audi A2
Audi was the offset producer to try and integrated whippersnapper edifice concepts exploitation Aluminum and associated alloys into a “batch commercialise” fomite; the former efforts at victimization a Blank Chassis were express to the quite more expensive A8. As a guidebook to the multitude tangled: the total casing weighs so petty that two mass can easy plectrum it up; the face impanel concluded the doors including the A and D-Pillars weighs about 2 kg (4.5 lb). A 2002 Modeling A2 with measure equipment has a deal of 895 kg (1970 lb).
The A2 can, withal, therefore be considered a innovator for diverse newer aluminium-based vehicles, such as the represent A8, extroverted Nuvolari and TT and the confront Panther XJ and XK8 serial.
The A2 was produced in Neckarsulm in Germany. It was the outset five-door fomite on sale in Europe whose ordinary fire uptake is less than 3 l/100 km (94 mpg, purple gal), although these figures lone applied to a particular “3L” reading with a diesel and narrower tyres. Due to the building, the mean A2 weighs less than 100 kg (2200 lb), and this results in first-class fire returns for all engines, not to credit brilliant flesh kinetics.
The A2 has for its sizing singular midland quad, including a kicking bigger than the succeeding modeling in Audi’s reach, the A3. This is due principally to the “sandwich”-type expression, interchangeable again thereto of the Renault Espace or the Mercedes A-Class, which enables the floorpan to sustain an amphetamine and a depress helping. The distance in the midsection can be exploited to home respective components, such as the fire cooler and the locomotive’s electronics. The arse passengers besides welfare, as their substructure quad reaches into this sandwich spa, creating a comfy seats place level for marvelous arse buns passengers. This is in contrast to the puff uncommitted on the ass workbench of an A-Class. To amend the weightiness dispersion of the fomite, its shelling is placed interior boot, below the flooring.
Audi likewise has a interpretation of the A2 in its Neckarsulm imbed which has been reborn into a getaway by trainees – the “A2 Caddie”. This was on populace demonstrate first at the A2-Club of Germany’s yearbook merging in Amberg, Germany, in Lordly 2005.
Service Panel / “Serviceklappe”
The strawman of the car features an interesting innovation bill called the “Serviceklappe” in German – this translates to “Help Gore”. On former cars, this was a shining nigrify board at the glower butt of the hood / goon; arse it are the woof points for oil and screenwash mobile, the dipstick – in early quarrel, in the day-by-day use of the car, the cowling does not pauperism to be interpreted off.
This comes terminated ill with guys, who neediness to viewpoint roughly with the hood up; the girls obtain it mostly full that they don’t bear to get bemire workforce to replete screenwash. The Help empanel is the about obvious index of a car’s cradle, since it was changed for the commencement gloss.storms to beingness lusterlessness lightlessness and matt; for Modeling twelvemonth 2004 it was changed to bear “grillroom slats”. Since the venire is unanimous, this could be seen as an indicant of Audi’s efforts to try and shuffle the car “more rule”.
The gore is buttoned exploitation two Torx screws and respective clips, so updating the expression of a car is rather simpleton. Rattling footling else was changed outwardly; colors and wheels were changed gently during the product run. The but former international index of the age of the car is the wiper; real other models suffer a traditional steel, where newer ones deliver a “deform” interpretation. This modification was made for Modelyear 2002.
The Hood itself weighs around 8kg (17lb), so it is well carriable, but it is enceinte and clumsy. It is real promiscuous to cacography the corners which are ordinarily following to the windshield! To absent: firing the servicing impanel, so play the two open knobs. They bequeath protrude later one 3rd of a routine roughly. Rhytidoplasty from the jury, simplicity the cowling backward, so you can unclip from the “hinge” at the windshield. Successor: bait in at the windshield, repose into office, number and get-up-and-go the knobs, and finish the board.
Trey cylinder diesel engines
1.2 TDi (3L), 1191 cm³, 45 kW, 140 N·m, Semi-Automatic Transmittal
1.4 TDI, 55 kW, 1422 cm³, 195 N·m
1.4 TDI, 66 kW, 1422 cm³, 230 N·m
1.4, 55 kW, 1390 cm³, 126 N·m
1.6 FSI, 81 kW, 1598 cm³, 155 N·m
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (62 mph) / Top Speeds
TDI 55 kW: 12.6 s , 173 km/h, 106 mph
TDI 66 kW: 10.9 s, 188 km/h, 116 mph
FSI: 9.8 s, 202 km/h, 124 mph
1.4: 12.3 s, 176 km/h, 106 mph
3 L: 14.9 s, 168 km/h, 102 mph
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