The S1 and the S1 Sportback are the most compact S models from Audi. A package of complex technologies imbues them with special dynamics – with absolute everyday practicality.
Audi S1 Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 7.0 (33.1 – 33.6 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 166 – 162 (267.2 – 260.7 g/mi)
Audi S1 Sportback Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 7.1 (32.7 – 33.1 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 166 (270.4 – 267.2 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
Propulsive power comes from a 2.0 TFSI quattro that produces 170 kW (231 hp) and up to 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates the three-door Audi S1 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.8 seconds and the S1 Sportback in 5.9 seconds. The top speed for each is 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The three-door model’s two-liter turbocharged engine, with its sporty and sonorous sound, has a combined fuel consumption of just 7.0 liters of fuel per 100 km (33.6 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 162 grams per kilometer (260.7 g/mi).
A six-speed manual transmission transfers engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. Its heart is a hydraulic multi-plate clutch, which is mounted on the rear axle and has been designed to be dynamic. Wheel-selective torque control complements its work with finely metered brake interventions at the wheels on the inside of a curve.
The suspension of the compact sport models has been thoroughly revised, and the electromechanical power steering has been specially developed. The pivot bearings on the front suspension have been modified, and a four-link rear suspension guarantees dynamic handling. The setup is sporty and stiff; the adjustable dampers are controlled via the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system. Powerful brakes provide for superior braking performance; 17-inch wheels are standard.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).