November 1999 to August 2004 audi s4 bentley repair manual pdf. The last A2s to be produced were built in August 2005. UK commented on the design.
The best thing about the A2 is that it isn’t merely a design exercise. Audi was reported to be disappointed with the level of sales. Under certain circumstances, consumption for the 1. This version of the Audi A2 won the “Nordic Eco Run” fuel economy race in 2003, with a consumption of 2. 29, depending on the specific version. Audi as an ‘Audi Space Frame’ design. Improvements in shell stability, durability and stiffness, lower weight, and more interior space are results of its construction.
The A2, on the other hand, was designed as an aluminum car and the spaceframe has been optimized by parts consolidation, using large, cost-effective castings instead of aluminum stampings”. Unfortunately, the cost of working with aluminium, particularly with small production runs, meant that the A2 was more expensive than other cars in its sector, competing with the A-class and losing. Much of the high production cost was due to so many parts not being “off the shelf” and being specifically optimized for the A2. From Autobild in 2003: “The A2 is not one of the models with the highest return on investment”. The same article quotes the sales figures for 2002 as being 20,000 in Germany against 80,000 for the A-Class and “lots of money for a car that is only 3.
This is in direct contrast to the comfort available on the rear bench of an A-Class. Individual options were also available such as vivid yellow, red or blue seats, steering wheels, gear lever, handbrake lever and door armrests. 2003 brought bright colours to both the outside and inside of the A2, including “papaya” orange. Soft touch materials are used on the doors and contact areas in the centre console, though they have a tendency to wear over time, especially on the climate control keys.
Quattro GmbH – as Audi Exclusive – were prepared to customise the A2 in the same ways that they would any other Audi. German A2 owners represented in the A2-freun. A set of 10 A2s is said to have been created in Almond beige with orange color. It is impossible to document the existence of these vehicles, not least due to the lack of co-operation from the German authorities in terms of freely available, reliable, colour information, and that used-car websites are not archived. The warning triangle and first aid kit are stowed directly to the left of the boot opening. The toolkit was stored, depending on equipment, next to the battery. The headrests also do not need to be removed from the rear seats when they are folded, and a four-seater can have the rear seats removed in a matter of seconds.
The rear seat belts have a clip in the upper section of the c-pillar, so that when the seats are folded and returned to their normal position, the belts do not get tangled. More examples of energy saving can be found in the glovebox light that only turns on when the lights are on and the freewheel pulley on the alternator belt, meaning that the alternator is only used when necessary. The climate compressor is also turned off when the ambient temperature drops below 5 degrees C. This functionality is unaffected by the presence of fuel-powered or electrical auxiliary heating.
The front of the car included an unusual design feature called the “Serviceklappe” in German — this translates to “service hatch” or “service panel”. Thanks to these features, the bonnet does not need to be raised often. A2 that may foretell the future: the sealed hood”. Actually, the bonnet is easily removed, being held in place by two twist-lock catches. The bonnet, weighing 8 kg, then comes away from the car altogether, unlike the usual hinged flip-up arrangement on most other cars. Due to the service hatch, the bonnet does not need to be removed frequently for access to the engine.