Passive safety: High-tech lightweight construction with structurally integrated battery housing
All the components have been designed and optimised with lightweight construction in mind. The high-voltage battery with its internal load paths is cleverly integrated into the bodyshell structure.
The battery modules are built into the battery frame in such a way that maximum passive and high-voltage safety is achieved in the event of a crash. The structurally-integrated battery housing consists of different levels. At the centre of this design is the battery frame, which consists of a seal-welded, lightweight aluminium structure. As a result, optimum weight is achieved. A truss structure inside the particularly rigid all-round frame and crash box elements provides additional protection in the event of an impact. A steel plate protects the battery and the cooling structure against damage from below.
The crash sensors of the
Crash load paths: new approaches for a new era
The newly developed front end design makes it possible to engineer the load paths in such a way that the crash requirements are met and space is gained for an additional large luggage compartment in the front end. Pedestrians are protected by an active bonnet.
In a side crash, the high forces generated are dissipated via both the bodyshell and the structurally integrated high-voltage battery. This concept enables the
All the structural load paths relevant in a rear-end crash are made of aluminium to optimise weight. For the rear structure, casting technology is used at several structure nodes. Less material was required due to the optimised geometrical design and functions could be integrated at the same time.
Safety equipment: eight airbags as standard
Alongside the crash-optimised body, extensive passive safety systems ensure maximum protection. Depending on the seating configuration, four or five three-point belts with force limiters are fitted as standard. The
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Sports cars, redesigned with sustainability in mind. The first all-electric sports car, the