An oddity elsewhere, the Audi A2 is not an unusual sight on European streets, a lightweight and space efficient aluminium bodied small car that was probably ahead of its time. It didn’t do very well, sales wise – only 176,377 A2s were sold from 1999 to 2005. But Ingolstadt has plans to revive the A2, and will debut the electric powered A2 Concept at IAA Frankfurt.

We’ve seen the sketches and read the details already, but here are some proper official pics of the show car. Sharing underpinnings with the baby A1, the A2 Concept is 3,800 mm long, 1,690 mm wide and 1,490 mm tall, measurements that are 26 mm shorter, 17mm wider and 63 mm lower than the original car. And although the original A2’s distinctive shape is retained, it looks thoroughly modern.

It’s a spacious four-seater with individual seats and clever packaging – there’s room between the rear seats for a city bicycle with its front wheel removed, for instance.

Audi is famous for its LED DRLs, and the A2 Concept previews the next phase in LED tech. Called a matrix beam, this is a package of LEDs and micro-reflectors generating a high-res and non-glaring high-beam light. Daytime running light-fibres frame the LED low-beam light module. Meanwhile, the rear fog light, which is produced by laser diodes, is seen as a beam of light in fog and projects a red triangle onto the road as a warning.

No news on the drivetrain yet. Hi res gallery after the jump.