Audi A2

The Audi A2 is a Compact MPV styled five-door four- or five-seat hatchback designed supermini.

The A2 was produced at Audi's "aluminium" Neckarsulm plant in Germany. It was the first five-door vehicle on sale in Europe whose average fuel consumption is less than 3 litres per 100 kilometres (94.2 mpg; 78.4 mpg), although these figures only applied to a special "3L" version with a diesel engine, automatic gearbox, stop-start system, less power and narrower tyres. Due to the construction, the average A2 weighs less than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb).

The A2 has a large interior space for the exterior dimensions, including a boot, at 390 litres (13.8 cu ft) with the rear seats in place. This is significantly larger than the luggage space of the next model in Audi's range, the Audi A3. Due to the "sandwich"-type construction, similar again to that of the Renault Espace or the Mercedes A-Class, the floorpan has an upper and a lower portion. The space in the middle is used to house various components, such as the fuel tank and the engine's electronics. The rear passengers also benefit, as their foot space reaches into this sandwich space, creating a comfortable seating position even for tall rear seat passengers. This is in direct contrast to the comfort available on the rear bench of an A-Class. To improve the weight distribution of the vehicle, its battery is located inside the boot, under the floor.

Source: Wikipedia, 2011

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