The new Audi A1* and A1 Sportback* have a strong and compact stance on the road. The three-door car is 3,975 millimeters (13.0 ft) long with its new bumpers, which makes it 19 mm (0.7 in) longer than the previous model. The wheelbase measures 2,469 millimeters (8.1 ft); the overhangs are short. It is 1,740 millimeters (5.7 ft) wide and 1,416 millimeters (4.6 ft) tall. The width and height of the five-door Audi A1 Sportback are each six millimeters (0.2 in) greater. The B‑pillar is located around 23 cm (9.1 in) further back, and the roof, which is over 80 millimeters (3.1 in) longer, increases headroom in the rear seating area.
The styling of the two compact models has been made much sporter. The Singleframe is a dominant feature at the front. It is wider, and the areas around the corners are more distinctive than before. The headlights have a low-profile, wedge-shaped cut. The interiors of the headlights – which may be ordered in xenon plus technology – have been redesigned. The bumper has powerful contours; the air intakes and fog lights (standard on the sport line) were reconfigured.
From a side view, the car has an extended and sporty appearance. The dome-shaped roof line, shaped differently for the two models, defines the car’s silhouette. The hood wraps over the top area of the front fender; its seam is visually extended by the tornado line, which runs over the doors and the side panels and forms part of the continuous shoulder line. Above the side sill, the dynamic line ascends steeply. The exterior mirrors were aerodynamically modified, and they are mounted on the door shoulders.
At the rear, the wrap-around tailgate lid also emphasizes the car’s width. The diffuser is now lower in profile and wider; on the left side of the diffuser the exhaust system terminates in one or two tailpipes. The newly styled tail lights, which are in LED technology in the design line, are defining elements of the styling; their wedge shapes are a variation on the motif of the headlights in front. The backs of the C pillars also feature small LED lights – they become visible when the trunk lid is open.
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.