Audi Space Frame(ASF)
Just as the bones form the framework of our body, the structure of a car has an all-important role to play. A robust framework will ensure better safety for the car. Keeping this fact in mind, Audi Space Frame (ASF) technology has been designed. The aluminium frame of your Audi car is created with more than one purpose in mind. The panels of your car will be integrated into this ASF. The rigidity of the aluminium frame lends a lot of assurance to the Audi driver. You get a much better crash protection mechanism because of the strength provided by ASF. Moreover, the ASF has low weight which makes your Audi car lighter than it was expected to be.
Benefits of ASFs
The Audi Space Frame has several benefits up its sleeve. We have already discussed a couple of points, like robust framework with greater crash protection and low body weight of the car. Other than these two factors, car accessories can be easily attached to the ASF structure. It is a tad difficult to achieve the same results when you are working on steel frames. Car profiles that are complex, or car parts that are difficult to integrate, can be conveniently done on the ASF. As a result of these benefits, you can get a much better performance from your Audi car in terms of fuel usage and car handling. You will also find it easier to repair damaged areas. Insurance premiums are also going to be better for you!
ASFs Gets Better
Trust Audi cars to get better with each emergence of new technology! The Audi Space Frame is into its third generation. As compared to the previous versions, the ASF is better, safer and stronger than steel frames of the same build. Of course, ASF is much lighter as well! The aluminium frame makes room for joints and robotics with such precision that you will never want to look at steel. There is a stark difference in the way ASFs are built over the years. In the initial days, the process was majorly manual, with more than 75% of the work done by human labour. That has changed considerably, in fact, done a volte face! Nowadays ASFs are built through 75% of automated technology. This is not where the buck ends. ASFs have come down on the number of associated parts. This means the frame is even more rigid and robust (more than 60% increase).
ASFs Complement Engine Technology
Audi cars are not just improving their engines with better TDI and TSFI technology. A car cannot give optimum performance on the strength of the engine alone. It requires a light and streamlined body. The Audi Space Frame technology achieves this through crafty automobile engineering. With the aluminium framework reducing the body weight of your Audi car by 40%, the engine can achieve so much more with lesser fuel consumption. Add to this the streamlining of ASFs frames and you have a winner on your hands! The future looks bright too, with ASFs set to have carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the upcoming Audi car models.