Audi has announced plans to introduce the Q3 Red Track and e-bike concepts at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour. Full coverage inside
Audi has announced plans to introduce the Q3 Red Track and e-bike concepts at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour.
First up, the Q3 Red Track is a slightly revised version of the Q3 Vail concept that originally debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. As such, the concept's only distinguishing exterior feature is some new body-color paint on the lower portion of the LED daytime running lights.
The laissez-faire attitude carries over under the hood where the turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine has been given a modestly increased output of 340 PS (250 kW / 335 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque - 26 PS (19 kW / 25 hp) and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) more than the Vail concept. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system which enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 263 km/h (163 mph).
Moving on to the e-bike, it is described as a high-end pedelec that combines Audi's principal competences of "design, lightweight construction, networking and electric mobility." It features a carbon fiber frame and 26-inch CFRP wheels that only weigh 600 grams (1.32 lb) each.
Motivation is provided by a 48 volt lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that produces 3 PS (2.3 kW / 3 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the 21 kg (46.3 lb) bike to travel up to 50-70 km (31-44 miles) at speeds up to 80 km/h (50 mph). When the battery is depleted, it can be recharged in approximately two and a half hours with a 230 volt outlet.
Unlike the other e-bikes, the Audi version has five different modes including a unique "Wheelie" function which, unsurprisingly, assists the rider in popping wheelies.
Check out the press release for additional information