The interior of the new Audi A1* and A1 Sportback* is sporty and sophisticated at the same time. The sweeping instrument panel with its horizontally stepped front takes its cue from an airplane wing; its four powerfully flared round air vents are reminiscent of jet engine turbines. The console on the center tunnel is similar in design to the stern of a sailing yacht.
Like all Audi models, the two compact cars have an impressive logical operating concept. The instrument set is clearly arranged. Between the large round instruments, there is the display of the driver information system – a standard feature of the sport and design lines. The integrated efficiency program assists the driver in achieving an efficient style of driving. The color monitor (standard from MMI radio) is lowered into the instrument panel when inactive; when it is tapped with the finger it slides upward.
Very comfortable: the seats
The front seats offer good comfort to people of every height and stature, providing stability and support. In the sport and design equipment lines, two height-adjustable sport seats with lumbar supports are installed; the next higher level is S sport seats with integrated head restraints. Heated seats are available as an option for all versions.
Both models come from the factory as four-seat cars; as an option, Audi can install a three-person seating system in the A1 Sportback at no extra charge. There are other options as well, such as a tilt-adjustable center armrest in front with storage compartment and the practical storage package.
The luggage compartments of the A1 models all offer the same cargo capacity of 270 liters (9.5 cu ft). The walls are plane, and the step to the loading lip is low. The hatch unlocks electronically, including via the remote key fob. When the split rear seatbacks are folded down, cargo capacity increases to 920 liters (32.5 cu ft) up to the headlining. Audi offers a luggage compartment package as an option as well as a ski and snowboard bag.
Audi premium character is reflected all areas of the interior; all of its details make an elegant and sophisticated impression. Buttons and other controls are fitted without play, and they move with finely graduated clicking sounds. Window lift buttons, the rotary/pushbutton control of the optional MMI navigation plus and the CD player have fine chrome accents; a high-gloss black frame encloses the fold-out monitor. In the design and sport lines, many of the controls feature an aluminum look.
An especially elegant option is the LED interior lighting package with white LEDs. When the Bose surround sound system is installed, the frames of the woofers are illuminated by LED light conductors. Audi delivers the LED interior lighting package in the Design selection, the S line sport package or as an individual option.
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.