현대자동차는 지난 4월 발표한 고성능 SUV 코나 N에 이어 고성능 세단 모델, ‘아반떼 N’의 디자인 티저를 22일(화) 공개했다.
아반떼 N은 '20년 4월 출시한 ‘올 뉴 아반떼’의 고성능 모델로 기본차가 지닌 스포티한 면모 위에 강인하고 역동적인 주행 감성을 조화롭게 갖춰낸 것이 특징이다.
현대자동차는 아반떼 N에 다양한 성능 향상 부품들을 적용함으로써 고성능의 특징을 극대화하여 아반떼의 도전적인 캐릭터를 한층 강화시켰다.
아반떼 N의 측면부는 공기의 흐름을 정돈해주는 대형 사이드 스커트를 적용해 공력성능을 끌어올렸고 이와 함께 음각 N 로고가 새겨진 N 전용 레드 스트립이 한층 더 낮고 속도감 있는 이미지를 완성했다.
후면부는 트렁크 위에 N 전용 윙타입 스포일러를 적용해 주행 시 차량 뒤쪽에서 발생하는 공기 와류현상을 줄이고 고속에서 차량이 뜨는 양력현상을 억제함으로써 주행안정성을 향상시켰다.
또한 기본 모델 대비 리어 범퍼 하단 블랙트림부를 과감하게 확대해 N 브랜드의 강인한 존재감을 드러냈으며, 리어 디퓨저와 대구경 듀얼싱글 머플러가 고성능차만의 차별화된 인상을 깔끔하게 매듭짓는다.
한편, 현대자동차는 아반떼 N으로 고성능 N 제품군을 확장함과 동시에 올 뉴 아반떼 기본 모델과 하이브리드, N 라인으로 이어지는 라인업을 한층 풍부하게 구성함으로써 경제성을 중시하고 트렌디한 감각을 가진 고객은 물론, 고성능을 원하는 고객층까지 보다 폭 넓은 선택권을 제공한다는 계획이다.
현대자동차 N브랜드매니지먼트모터스포츠사업부장 틸 바텐베르크 상무는 “아반떼 N은 올 뉴 아반떼 특유의 스포티한 면에 N의 감성을 얹어 한 단계 진화한 고성능 세단”이라며 “일상에서는 편안한 주행을, 레이스트랙에서는 더욱 과감한 퍼포먼스를 발휘할 수 있는 진정한 일상의 스포츠카로 디자인된 만큼 역동적인 주행을 원하는 고객들에게 큰 만족감을 줄 것으로 기대한다.”고 밝혔다.
이어 “빠른 시일 내 디지털 월드 프리미어를 통해 스포티한 고성능 디자인에 걸맞은 상품성을 지닌 아반떼 N을 공개할 것”이라며 자신감을 내비쳤다.
아우디가 개발 중인 4세대 A3 사진입니다. 소형 해치백 스타일인데 벤츠 A클래스, BMW 1시리즈와 비슷하죠
요즘 많은 메이커들이 위장막 차를 마케팅 수단으로 활용하고 있는데, 아우디도 그 대열에 합류했네요
아직 정식 출시 전임에도 기자 시승회를 열과 사진도 발표했습니다.
신차를 기다리는 대기 수요를 잡기 위한 전략이겠죠.
차량에 대한 정보는 아래 더보기를 확인해주세요
Ingolstadt/Ponta Delgada, February 7, 2020 – Roads considered challenging enough to be a test of mettle for thoroughbred competition cars on the Azores rally have been chosen to provide a baptism of fire for the quattro system underpinning the all-new Audi A3. Journalists have been able to assess the dynamic capabilities of all-wheel-drive versions of the advanced new compact hatchback on these roads, which snake around the island of São Miguel in Portugal’s Azores archipelago, ahead of the car’s world public debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
Pure emotion: the original thought In a place where volcanoes once created a whole chain of islands and where there is a high level of volcanic activity, Audi is demonstrating the core of its DNA: quattro drive. The all-wheel drive system fittingly makes its first appearance in one of the most emotive versions of the fourth generation A3, and represents the latest stage in the evolution of this successful technology, which in Audi models with transverse engine installations is based around an electro-hydraulic multi‑plate clutch.
Managed by precisely tuned software, the system not only maximises stability, grip, and driving pleasure, but is also extremely efficient. Supported by the adaptive suspension and the progressive steering, it delivers composed, surefooted and incisive driving characteristics that impress over tight winding roads and varied mountain and valley stretches in particular.
Intelligent regulation: the quattro drive in detail The clutch is located at the end of the prop shaft, in front of the rear axle differential – a position that benefits the axle load distribution in particular. Inside is a package of plates that operate in an oil bath. Its metal friction rings are arranged behind one another in pairs – one ring of each pair is rigidly meshed with the clutch housing, which rotates with the prop shaft; the other ring is meshed with the short output shaft to the rear axle differential.
Audi tailored the electronic torque distribution control specifically to suit the new A3 and integrated it in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. It takes the data of the suspension sensors into account and detects not only the driving conditions and road properties but also the driving style. The control unit uses this data as a basis to calculate a torque distribution that provides optimum efficiency and passes the value on to the clutch. This is particularly efficient.
The all-wheel drive distributes the torque with full variability between the front and rear axles. During normal driving operation, the majority of the engine’s power is transmitted to the front wheels. When driving off or when the front axle has little traction, the clutch diverts the torque at lightning speed: In this case, an electric axial-piston pump is activated, which applies up to 44 bar of hydraulic pressure to the clutch plates. The more the clutch plates are pressed together by this pump, the more drive torque is transmitted to the rear axle – the maximum is 100 percent. The clutch can already transmit part of the torque to the rear axle when the driver begins to make quicker turns of the steering wheel during more challenging driving. As soon as the driver accelerates, the torque presses the A3 into the corner. During load changes, the distribution of torque allows precise turning into the bend, which further increases driving dynamics.
Full control: the Electronic Stabilisation Control The wheel-selective torque control, a software function of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC), perfectly complements the latest quattro system. When the new Audi A3 negotiates a corner at high speed, the program applies the brakes slightly to the two wheels on the inside of the bend. The difference in drive forces on both axles turns the car into the bend, allowing it to follow the steering angle precisely. This makes the handling even more agile, fluid, and safe.
The perceived response of the quattro drive is also changed in the three functional modes of the ESC. This allows the traction and driving stability to be adapted to the driver’s request. If the ESC has to regulate, its adjustments are gentle and virtually imperceptible. Maximum power transmission is ensured in ESC ON mode. This means that acceleration is safe and stable and performed with as little wheel slip as possible. By selecting Sport mode, the driver can drift on surfaces with a low coefficient of friction, such as snow, in a controlled, safe manner. The greater wheel slip in this case provides increased driving pleasure. In ESC OFF mode, the amount of possible wheel slip is virtually unlimited.
Variable in every situation: the progressive steering Due to their design, conventional steering systems always require a compromise between directness and comfort. The electromechanical progressive steering that will be a feature of more performance-oriented versions of the new Audi A3 solves this conflict. Its toothed rack and pinion have a special shape and toothing. This results in different gear ratios depending on the steering angle. When the steering wheel is turned quickly during faster driving, it is smaller and the steering is very direct. This decreases the steering effort in urban traffic and while manoeuvring and increases the level of comfort considerably.
On twisting roads, the progressive steering facilitates an even more spirited driving style. The steering wheel has to be turned just 2.5 times between locks; the steering ratio in the centre position is 14.3:1. The power assistance is in perfect harmony with this character and adapts to the driving speed. At low speeds, it is higher in order to enable easier manoeuvrability; as the speed increases, the power assistance is decreased continuously. This allows the driver to experience reassuringly weighty steering feel even when driving at high speed on the motorway.
The progressive steering is equipped with a highly efficient electromechanical drive that supplies power only when it is needed. It works together closely with various assist systems, such as the adaptive cruise assist, the collision avoidance assist, and the park assist.
New damper technology in the compact model: the adaptive suspension Comfortably soft or sporty and taut? Both are possible with the suspension with adaptive damper control which will be available for selected models in the new range. Three damper settings ensure that the driver can experience the spread of the driving characteristics and enjoy particularly agile handling. Sensors measure the vertical acceleration of the body structure and the relative movement of the individual wheels in relation to it. The control unit processes its signal in a matter of milliseconds and continually adapts each damper to the condition of the road, the driving situation and the driver’s requests. The dampers include electromagnetically actuated valves that can be regulated extremely quickly and in a highly energy-efficient way. Depending on their position, they allow the hydraulic fluid to flow faster or slower, which changes the characteristics of the dampers between a soft setting for long distance ride pliancy and a firmer footing for faster A and B-road driving.
The driver can switch the basic damper settings between the three modes comfort, auto and dynamic in the Audi drive select system, which will be a standard feature of the majority of models in the new A3 range. Overall, Audi drive select offers a total of five modes – comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, and individual – accessed via a physical button located near the gearshift or selector lever. If the driver selects the “individual” setting, they can freely specify their personal preferences to a great extent.
As well as the damper control, Audi drive select can also influence the operating characteristics of the throttle, steering and, where fitted, the S tronic transmission and quattro drive. Its setting also impacts on comfort and safety systems including the automatic air conditioning, matrix LED headlights, seat belt tensioners and adaptive cruise control, where these are fitted.