Automotive & Transportation

Audi A6 Sedan

The new A6 features a long engine hood; a low, sweeping roofline; and prominent lines on the flanks that create a dynamic appearance and sense of athleticism. State-of-the art materials and design methods ensure extremely low interior noise levels. Precision tuning of all components and systematic hydraulic damping in the axle and drivetrain bearings provide excellent vibrational comfort.

Credits: Audi AG and Audi Design Team
Contact: Dr. Cornelia Menzel: cornelia.menzel@audi.de

 

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is a premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. At the heart of Model S is the Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity, the Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a luxury performance sedan.

The challenge was to build not only the best electric car but the best sedan on the market. To begin with such a bold idea, designers had to completely reassess how cars have been built for the past 100 years. An electric vehicle that could challenge the internal combustion engine would need an impressive range, would have to accommodate a large battery, and would have to be extremely aerodynamic and efficient. The car also needed to be beautiful and safe and deliver a thrilling driving experience.

The architecture of a traditional car made these goals impossible. Battery placement in the front or rear would compromise weight distribution and, in turn, performance and efficiency. The architecture of Model S had to be designed entirely around the powertrain, with a battery pack flat under the floor like a skateboard and a motor and gearbox between the wheels.

The Model S combines pioneering technology with timeless elegance. It was designed to maximize range and efficiency—built of stamped aluminum and designed with exceptional aerodynamics. The Model S delivers unheard-of range up to 265 miles. The batteries use automotive-grade lithium-ion cells arranged for optimal energy density, thermal management and safety. The battery pack and powertrain components of the Model S lie flat in the floor, giving the vehicle excellent weight distribution and rigidity: Because of the position of the powertrain, Model S offers luxurious space, seating for five adults and two children and a second cargo area under the hood. The highlight of the cabin’s functionality is the 17-inch infotainment touchscreen with Internet capabilities, allowing for streaming radio, Web browsing and navigation.

Although a comfortably sized car, the Model S is agile, lightweight and lean, even with its generous storage capacity.  “Uncompromised” is a key word used to describe Model S: environmentally friendly, extremely functional and very attractive. This is a vehicle every driver is proud to own regardless driving style, and one unnecessary of sacrifice.

 

Designed by Franz von Holzhausen of Tesla Motors

Contact: Alexis Georgeson - ageorgeson@teslamotors.com

 

Air Access

Air Access is a concept that facilitates air travel for passengers with reduced mobility by enabling an easier transition from airport gate to aircraft. The ingenious design aims to reduce the indignity and discrimination that passengers with reduced mobility face when travelling by air.

Designed by Paul Priestman, Nick Moyes and Son Tran of Priestmangoode

Contact: Anna Meyer - anna@priestmangoode.com

 

Audi R8

The Audi R8 is an exclusive supercar with captivating refinement and a history of racing dominance. With a mid-mounted V8 or V10 engine, quattro® all-wheel drive and an aluminum and magnesium Audi Space Frame (ASF®), the R8 offers handling and balance worthy of any racetrack. Other features include a single frame grille and dynamic turn signals.

Designed by Audi of Audi AG

Contact: Cornelia Menzel - cornelia.menzel@audi.de

 

New Business Class seat and cabin for Lufthansa

The New Business Class seat and cabin for Lufthansa is an ambitious new design and branding for Lufthansa’s first fully flat business class seat and cabin. The layout of the design features a V-shaped configuration that helps maintain a substantial headcount while preserving space and the quality of the environment for the passenger. It is designed to feel light, spacious and comfortable.

Designed by PearsonLloyd

Contact: Francesca Ulivari - pr@pearsonlloyd.com

 

IFmove

The IFmove is more than just a folding bike; it's a user-friendly solution for the urban environment. Because usability is its highest priority, this bike rides, folds and wheels fast and instinctively, without compromising in performance or handling. In less than 2 seconds, the IFmove transforms into a convenient package, weighing no more than 27 pounds.

Designed by Michael Lin, Kain Galliver, Stijn Deferm, Rex Liu and Sean Chiu of Pacific Cycles Inc.

Contact: Max Yeh - team@pacific-cycles.com

 

Audi RS7 Sportback

The Audi RS7 Sportback is a large five-door coupe that balances luxury with a dose of originality. It features an aesthetic design, innovative technology and a wealth of space and amenities. The RS7 is available in a choice of 10 exterior colors, including the new shade, Nardo gray, and the exclusive Daytona gray with a matte effect.

Designed by Audi of Audi AG

Contact: Cornelia Menzel - cornelia.menzel@audi.de

 

BMW i3

The BMW i3 stands for a new approach to premium mobility. The first large-scale production car with an all-electric engine manufactured by BMW Group is tailored to the requirements of sustainable, emission-free mobility. With its revolutionary architecture and CRP passenger compartment, the BMW i3 weighs only 1,195 kilograms. The design is clear and minimalist.

Designed by the BMW Group

Contact: presse@bmw.de

 

 

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