A clear sign of the popularity of the Audi A1* and A1 Sportback* is the over 500,000 cars sold since its market launch in 2010. The Audi compact models are now even more attractive, with benefits to both interior and exterior design. Fresh trim elements and paints give them an even sportier appearance. The small compacts exhibit handling that is like that of a mid-class car. The rigid car body and short wheelbase make them agile and maneuverable.
Six engines – gasoline and diesel – are new or have been intensively further developed. For the first time, Audi is offering two completely new three-cylinder engines, the 1.0 TFSI and the 1.4 TDI – they are efficient without neglecting driving fun. Fuel economy has been improved by as much as ten percent throughout the engine lineup, and power output ranges from 66 kW (90 hp) to 141 kW (192 hp). The seven-speed S tronic is available for all engines.
The electromechanical power steering system for the A1 is entirely new. It reduces power assist as vehicle speed increases. Its operation can also be modified by the new Audi drive select system. The driver can operate equipment modules such as the adjustable shock absorbers over several modes. Wheels are available in sizes up to 18 inches.
The program of optional features has been restructured. Customers can configure their Audi A1 to be even more customized by choosing one of the new lines: design or sport. Other lines and packages are offered as well. Brand new is the active kit, which highlights the urban character of the Audi A1 distinctively.
The infotainment lineup was specially configured to meet the needs of young customers. The top components are MMI navigation plus and the Audi connect module including car phone. The latter brings the online services of Audi connect into the vehicle and provides a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Audi S1* and S1 Sportback* with their 170 kW (231 hp) engine and quattro permanent all-wheel drive still represent the sporty vanguard of the model series. This car handles the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 5.8 seconds (S1 Sportback in 5.9). Its sporty chassis tuning makes it even more agile, and the power of the two compacts is visualized at first glance by modified spoilers – front and rear – and four tailpipes.
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.