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by Brett Davis

Audi has released more detailed images of the Audi Urban Concept it plans to reveal to the public for the first time at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

The Audi Urban Concept is designed specifically for inner-city dwellers travelling alone or with one passenger. This is not meant to be Audi’s answer to the BMW i3 city car, which was originally developed as the BMW Mega City Concept.

Audi’s Urban Concept features a unique slightly offset two-seat layout surrounded by an ultra-lightweight construction consisting of a carbon fibre monocoque chassis. All up, Audi says the Urban Concept tips the scales at less than 500kg.

Power comes from an Audi e-tron electric motor producing 15kW of power. Current is drawn from a lithium-ion battery pack which is said to provide a full-charge range of around 50-60km. The Urban Concept is rear-wheel drive and will feature a driver-focused cabin and seating position.

Although there are no plans for this concept to go into production any time soon, it may provide an insight into what to expect from Audi in terms of city mobility vehicles in the future. What do you think of it?