The new Audi A1 Sportback distributes the engine power to the front wheels as standard. Audi is making a manual transmission or the S tronic dual-clutch transmission available depending on the engine. The four-cylinder variants, in which the S tronic shifts gear as standard, are an exception to this.

With all transmissions, the close-ratio lower gears provide for powerful acceleration. The wide ratio of each transmission’s highest gear reduces engine speed and with it fuel consumption.

Dynamic and comfortable: the seven-speed S tronic

With the seven-speed S tronic, the engine speed level in the S mode is slightly higher, while the D mode operates at more moderate rpms. In cooperation with the optional Audi drive select dynamic handling system, there is a freewheeling function in the efficiency mode that further reduces fuel consumption. The selector lever serves for manual control of the seven-speed S tronic; the driver can also shift gears using the rocker switches on the steering wheel.

*Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used.

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