The near future looks exceptionally bright for the Audi A2 - the lightweight aluminium hatchback which embodies the Audi 'Vorsprung durch technik' philosophy - thanks to three striking new special paint and body styling option packages which will be available for some A2 models this summer.
Already no stranger to visual impact, the World's most technically advanced luxury compact car is to gain a new look known in Germany as 'Colour Storm'. The new body finish contrasts stylish matt black treatment of the roof, door mirrors and side rubbing strips with either Misano red, Imola yellow or Sprint blue paint work.
This eye-catching theme highlights the A2's extraordinary, highly aerodynamic curves, and the colour treatment can be continued into the car's four (or optionally five) seat cabin with red, yellow or blue upholstery to match the body.
The A2 is the only small car in the World to use a body shell constructed entirely of aluminium using the unique Audi Space Frame (ASF), onto which aluminium exterior panels are mounted. This advanced technique reduces weight by over 40 per cent and brings benefits in ride comfort, handling agility, performance and fuel economy.
Three engine options are currently available in the A2 range in Britain - 75PS 1.4-litre petrol, 75PS 1.4-litre TDI and 110PS 1.6-litre FSI. The 'Colour Storm' specification will be available for the lively A2 1.6 FSI Sport, which features a new four-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol engine directly fuel injected by a new FSI injection system derived from the Audi Le Mans racing cars. This sophisticated engine technology gives the A2 a 0-62mph time of 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 126mph, while at the same time enabling it to cover up to 47.9 miles per gallon (combined cycle), and emit just 142g/km of CO2.
Pricing and exact specification for UK versions of the new Audi A2 Colour Storm have yet to be finalised, and will be announced nearer to the British on-sale date.
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