The new Audi A1* and A1 Sportback* are appealing with their sporty lines. Their design is now even sportier, and the new bumpers make them two centimeters (0.8 in) longer at a length of 3.98 meters (13.1 ft). As an option, Audi can deliver the roof line (of the A1) or roof dome (of the A1 Sportback) in a contrasting color.
The interior of the new Audi A1 and A1 Sportback is spacious and sophisticated. The layout of its controls is clean, and fine chrome trim strips make its design even more elegant. The program of optional features has been restructured. The A1 can be customized by choosing either the design or sport line. Other options include the design selection and the S line sport package as well as many other customization options – from colored air vents to decorative decals for the body. Audi Genuine Accessories offers other options, including a comprehensive equipment package that is being offered for the first time. The active kit includes customized add-on parts and wheel designs.
The six engines of the redesigned Audi A1 and A1 Sportback – four TFSI and two TDI engines – have an output of between 66 kW (90 hp) and 141 kW (192 hp). All engines are entirely new or have undergone extensive advanced development. Power output has been increased in most engines, while fuel economy has been reduced by as much as ten percent. The seven-speed S tronic is available for all engines, either as an option or standard equipment (with the 1.8 TFSI). The driver can have the dual clutch transmission make shifts at lightning speed either automatically or by manual control.
The entry-level engine is the first three-cylinder gasoline engine in the history of Audi. The Audi A1 1.0 TFSI ultra (preliminary data) produces 70 kW (95 hp) of power, has a combined fuel consumption of 4.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (54.7 US mpg) (99 g CO2 pro km [159.3 g/mi]). In the A1, the also new three‑cylinder diesel, the 1.4 TDI ultra with 66 kW (90 hp), attains an NEDC fuel consumption figure of 3.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (69.2 US mpg) (89 g CO2 pro km [143.2 g/mi]). The first ultra models of the A1 model series are characterized by maximum efficiency.
The chassis makes both compact models sporty and agile. The new electromechanical steering hardly uses any energy, and it guarantees that the driver has optimal assistance in all driving situations. The power assist is reduced as vehicle speed increases. In the newly created sport equipment line, the tuning is stiffer, but it is more comfortable than in the previous model. For even more dynamic performance, there is the S line sport suspension. Also new is the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. The driver can use it to vary the engine characteristic, the optional S tronic and adjustable shock absorbers – another new option – over the three modes auto, efficiency and dynamic.
Wheel diameters range from 15 to 18 inches. Electronic Stabilization Control ESC makes handling even more precise and stable, and torque vectoring reduces understeer at performance limits.
The high-end solution in infotainment is MMI navigation plus with a large memory capacity and intelligent voice control. Its monitor can be folded out from the instrument panel. The ideal complement is the Audi connect module including car phone, which connects the car to the Internet. The driver can use the online services of Audi connect, and passengers can connect their mobile devices to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Refined components such as the Bose surround sound system round out the infotainment lineup.
Four meters of dynamism: the Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback
The top models of the series are the Audi S1* and Audi S1 Sportback*. Their 2.0 TFSI produces 170 kW (231 hp) and 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque. The two S models sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.8 respectively 5.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph).
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers engine power to all four wheels. It is designed for maximum driving fun. The tuning is decidedly stiff; specially developed pivot bearings on the front suspension and a sophisticated four-link rear suspension deliver even better dynamic performance. The wheels are 17 inches in diameter; Audi drive select and adjustable shock absorbers are standard. Exterior and interior details underline the exceptional positioning that the S1 and S1 Sportback assume in their segment. The range of standard features is particularly extensive.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.