2017 Audi Q5 Body Structure

Body Structure

Audi knocked nearly 200 pounds off some versions of its popular Q5 by using higher-strength steels and some aluminum. Ultra-high-strength components can be found in the kind of places you’d expect for energy management and passenger cage protection on the Q5: roof and floor rails and the A- and B-pillars. These include large tailor-rolled blanks reaching strengths of 1,500 megapascals, probably to control deformation and prevent intrusion along the lines of what Honda demonstrated with the 2016 Civic’s steel’s soft zones.

Tailored rolled blanks in the body structure

Tailored rolled blanks in the body structure

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