Standing still is going backwards, they know that at Audi too. After all, it is the brand with the slogan lead by technology. Now that it has gradually shaped its electric vehicle fleet, it is already looking ahead to the cars of the coming decades. Audi packs the thought into three concept cars that we are rumored to see at the Munich Motor Show (the IAA Mobility that replaces the Frankfurt show) within a few months. A first tip is already being lifted from the veil. In the sense that we get some text and explanation. Here they are:
According to Audi, the Sky Sphere is a study model where the sky is literally the limit. A car for the car fan… but which can also drive autonomously if necessary. The silhouette already shows a graceful GT. The elongated bonnet insinuates that there is still an internal combustion engine in the front of this Sky Sphere, because an electric car has absolutely no need for such a long bonnet. Although you never know with concept cars.
The Sky Sphere can wink at no fewer than 3 future models from Audi. Think of a coupe brother for the e-tron GT, an Audi derivative of the Bentley Continental GT or a nod to the future successor of the e-tron GT. Although we rather think that these concept cars will introduce design elements for future Audis.
With the EQS, Mercedes is currently the only German car brand to have an electric luxury limousine. Be proud that Audi is fully engaged with a competitor. The Grand Sphere may well be the first sign of that competitor. Because Audi pretends that the Grand Sphere should make a great impression on all the senses.
Are we looking at the successor to the luxury limousine A8? It could be. Especially if you know that the current A8 will most likely remain in production until 2025. So plenty of time for an electric successor.
Finally, Audi shows the most sensitive brother of the trio. The Urban Sphere is a car that has to come into its own in the city. Or better yet; among the hip people associated with a city. The Urban Sphere mainly focuses on digitization and social aspects, whatever that may be.
If we take a shot ourselves, this Urban Sphere can make us excited for a successor to the A1. Or better yet: announce the arrival for a Q1/Q2. Because city riders obviously need a crossover for the urban jungle. Yep, we just threw up a little bit in our mouths when we wrote that sentence.