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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.

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  • 04/05/17

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.

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