ASF® utilises state-of-the-art technology to create a body frame made of aluminium that offers increased stiffness for enhanced handling performance and lower overall weight.
The third generation Audi Space FrameAudi Space FrameThe Audi Space Frame is a high-strength aluminium frame structure into which all panels are integrated so that they also perform a load-bearing function.Audi Space Frame ® is an all-aluminium frame structure that we passionately believe is lighter, stronger and safer than steel. The combination of new joining processes and precision robotics delivers tolerances those working in steel can only dream about. And consider this: The previous generation ASF® was 75% constructed by hand. By comparison, the 2004 A8 L's build process is now 75% automated. A remarkable progression paying dividends in both quality and efficiency. The number of ASF® parts has also been significantly reduced resulting in a 60% increase in frame rigidity compared to its predecessor. Ride comfort, all-around road behavior and handling-at-speed all benefit as a result. Demonstrating yet again, that less can sometimes be decidedly more.