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Lightweight Construction

Lightweight design has enjoyed very high priority at Audi for decades now. As an efficiency technology, it makes an important contribution toward attaining fleet targets. The premium brand with the four rings does not rely on any one material, but instead on an intelligent material mix – of materials ranging from steel to aluminum, magnesium and fiber-reinforced polymers. The motto of lightweight design engineers is this: the right material at the right place and in the right amount.

Recent Press Releases

  • 04/15/14

    Maximum transparency: Audi receives DEKRA certificate for carbon footprint

    The Audi Group has calculated its corporate carbon footprint and is the first premium automobile manufacturer to be certified according to the international standard ISO 14064. For this purpose, the Group made a detailed assessment of emissions in all automobile lifecycle phases. Experts of DEKRA Certification GmbH and DEKRA Certification Inc. reviewed and confirmed the basic data sources and calculations. With the corporate carbon footprint, Audi is making its company-wide greenhouse-gas emissions transparent along its entire value chain. This will enable the Group to analyze them even more systematically and to reduce them more effectively in the future.
  • 09/03/13

    20 years of Audi Space Frame – it all started at the Frankfurt Motor Show

    Audi comes full circle at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA): Exactly 20 years ago the premium manufacturer presented the “ASF”(Audi Space Frame) in Frankfurt – on a gleaming silver show car whose innovative aluminum body concept revolutionized lightweight automotive construction. When the Frankfurt Motor Show opens next week, attention will again be focused on a car based on the ASF construction principle: the new Audi A8.
  • 02/28/13

    Audi involved in standard for sustainable aluminum

    AUDI AG is joining the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative to help develop a global standard for sustainable aluminum. As a pioneer of unitary aluminum car bodies, the company is taking the opportunity to influence the entire value chain of one of its most important materials – one of the objectives of Audi’s corporate-responsibility strategy.

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