10. December 2017 | Industry, Technology, Uses

Constellium provides automotive body sheet for the new Audi A7

Constellium N.V. has strengthened its long-term partnership with Audi to supply aluminium automotive body sheet (ABS) as well as structural components for the new Audi A7 Sportback. Produced at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, the new A7 model embodies Audi’s new design language with particularly dynamic lines and a sporty character.

The new Audi A7 Sportback (Photo: Audi)

Constellium will be the primary supplier of ABS for the new A7 providing the coils to be used for the outer design applications such as the doors, hood, fenders and deck lids which incorporate large surfaces, sharp edges and taut lines. Design and forms are achieved with Constellium’s Surfalex with high surface quality and specific hemming and roping properties, which allow three-dimensional shapes and is ideally suited for the dynamic body style of this new model. Constellium also supplies aluminium structural components for the A7 model, including struts and cross members from its plant in Gottmadingen. These custom solutions are designed to meet package space and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) requirements, while contributing to the stiffness of the vehicle.