Precision in Every Detail: Toolmaking Translates the Emotional Design of the Audi Q4 e-tron Into Sheet Metal

source: Audi AG

  • The pressing tools weigh up to 47 tons and exert 1.600 tons of pressure
  • Several hundred individual parts and tens of thousands of working hours per tool
  • The Audi Q4 e-tron will make its world debut on April 14

Striking lines, smooth surfaces, and eye-catching quattro blisters – with its Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking the next step in the evolution of its electric models’ design language. The compact SUV brings the lines that the Audi Q4 concept demo car introduced at the beginning of 2019 to a production model. This is the responsibility of Audi’s toolmaking team, which translates the designers’ ideas into production and their emotionality into sheet metal with the utmost precision. Precision down to a thousandth of a millimeter when designing and building the tools, in fact – which is why toolmaking plays such a crucial role in Audi’s high standards of quality.