Audi space frame

A high-strength aluminum frame structure with increased rigidity, resulting in excellent crash protection, yet notably less weight than previous models.

A lighter frame, and a stronger one. The Audi Space Frame is an aluminum frame in which all panels are integrated to increase the load-bearing function of the frame. The frame technology boasts increased rigidity, resulting in higher crash protection, yet less weight to increase fuel economy. The technology also results in more design freedom, since steel panels didn’t offer the complex profiles that are possible with aluminum-cast parts.