Recent reports are indicating Audi has decided to dismiss plans of producing a new generation of the A2.

Recent reports are indicating Audi has decided to dismiss plans of producing a new generation of the A2.

Initially, Audi was planning to put the new model into production in 2015 as a rival for the BMW i3. Inspired from the old A2's aluminum spaceframe, the new model was supposed to be sold as a plug-in hybrid and an EV. Talking to Autocar, sources within Audi said "lessons learnt from the new A2 project" will be implemented in upcoming models.

As a reminder, the concept shown in 2011 had a curb weight of only 1,150 kg (2,530 lbs) and came with a lithium-ion battery pack sandwiched in the floor. It had an electric motor providing 116 HP (85 kW) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h). Audi said the A2 Concept is able to provide a maximum range of 124 miles (200 km).

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