Striking new colour scheme for British versions of the unique aluminium-bodied A
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2003 @ 04:07:40 BST
Author: audioc
Topic: A2

New optional paint and body styling package for A2 models (standard and SE only)
Pack costs 630 and includes special paintwork and unique finish for mirrors, roof and rubbing strips, plus exclusive upholstery
Three colour schemes - Misano red, Imola yellow, Sprint blue
Climate control available at a reduced price of 250 for Colour Storm models until September 30th



A new Audi 'Colour Storm' has just drenched the unique aluminium-bodied Audi A2 in three vivid new special paint colours for summer 2003. The exclusive Colour Storm option package, which is now available at an extra cost of 630 for standard and SE A2 models, includes special paint, body styling and interior extras that further emphasise the clever compact's already striking design.

The distinctive new body finish makes this arguably the most conspicuous Audi ever. Contrasting stylish matt black treatment of the roof, door mirrors and side rubbing strips with either Misano red, Imola yellow or Sprint blue paint work, the eye-catching new look highlights the A2's extraordinary, highly aerodynamic curves. The theme is continued in the car's four (or optionally five) seat cabin by red, yellow or blue 'Hokaido' upholstery to match the body.

Climate Control reduced for Colour Storm models

Until September 30th 2003, electronic climate control, normally an optional extra costing 800 for all models, is available at a reduced price of 250 when specified in conjunction with the Colour Storm option package.
Colour Storm models can also be equipped at extra cost with 17-inch, 9-spoke alloy wheels and sports suspension, maximising visual impact.

The A2 is the only small car in the World to use a body shell constructed entirely of aluminium using the unique Audi Space Frame (ASF), onto which aluminium exterior panels are mounted. Its highly individual design gives it an exceptionally low drag coefficient of 0.28, and a reduction in body shell weight of around 40 per cent compared with a more conventional steel-bodied equivalent, bringing benefits in terms of ride comfort, handling agility, performance and fuel economy. The frugal A2 can cover up to 64mpg (1.4 TDI, combined cycle) and travel up to 30,000 miles between services thanks to Audi Variable Servicing (AVS) technology.

Routine maintenance is also made easier by a unique 'service module' - a folding flap with a high gloss painted finish which replaces the conventional radiator grille. Located within easy reach behind this are the oil dipstick and filler caps for engine oil and washer fluid. As a result, the bonnet generally only needs to be raised by the workshop during routine servicing.

The Audi A2 continues to be available in Britain in its original, and more familiar, colour and trim options, and with three engine choices - 75PS 1.4-litre petrol,

75PS 1.4-litre TDI and 110PS 1.6-litre FSI petrol. OTR prices, exclusive of the Colour Storm option package, range from 13,410 to 15,410.



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