Audi A1 and Audi A1 Sportback – 600,000 cars sold since 2010

Audi-A1

Nearly 600,000 cars sold since its market launch in 2010 – that is how popular the Audi A1 and A1 Sportback continue to be. The compact models have a powerful stance on the street. They distinguish themselves by their handling, which is exceptionally good in this class, and they offer many customization options. A rigid car body and short wheelbase make them agile and maneuverable.

The A1, which was updated just around one year ago, packs all of the key brand strengths into its 3.98 meters (13.1 ft) of length – progressive design, uncompromising quality and high efficiency. Its range of powerful engines and agile chassis make it the three-door car the sportiest in its segment. The design is distinctive and powerful. Audi can finish the roof line in a contrasting color upon request. The interior finish is of very high quality; its fresh colors and new chrome trim parts provide highlights.

Audi A1 Drive system

Six engines are available for selection – four TFSI and two TDI. The 1.0 TFSI, the first ever three-cylinder gasoline engine in the history of the Audi brand, has a combined fuel consumption of just 4.2 liters per 100 km (56.0 US mpg), which equates to 97 g CO2 per km (156.1 g/mi). There is also a new three-cylinder diesel, the 1.4 TDI ultra with 66 kW (90 hp), which attains an NEDC fuel consumption figure of 3.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (69.2 US mpg) and emits 89 g CO2 per km (143.2 g/mi). The 1.4 TFSI COD highlights the cylinder on demand system (COD), which enables temporary cylinder shut-off when the engine is operating at part load.

Audi A1 Engine lineup

  • 1.0 TFSI ultra with 70 kW (95 hp)
  • 1.4 TFSI with 92 kW (125 hp)
  • 1.4 TFSI COD with 110 kW (150 hp)
  • 1.8 TFSI with 141 kW (192 hp)
  • 1.4 TDI ultra with 66 kW (90 hp)
  • 1.6 TDI with 85 kW (116 hp)

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.8 – 3.4 (40.6 – 69.2 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 134 – 89 (215.7 – 143.2 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

The seven-speed S tronic transmission is available as an option for all of the Audi A1 engines; with the 1.8 TFSI it comes as standard. The driver can let the lightning-quick dual-clutch transmission shift automatically or control it manually. Power is transmitted via the front wheels.

Audi A1 Chassis

The chassis also contributes to making the compact model from Audi sporty and agile. Its electromechanical steering is extremely efficient; the amount of power assist is reduced as vehicle speed increases. With the sport trim line the tuning is slightly tauter, while the S line sport chassis offers even greater dynamics.

The Audi drive select dynamic handling system (standard in the sport trim line) lets the driver vary the engine characteristic, the S tronic and adjustable shock absorbers – another option – over the modes auto, efficiency and dynamic. At the limits of performance, torque vectoring – an intelligent software functionality – makes handling even more precise and stable.

Audi A1 Equipment and trim

Along with the design and sport lines, there are other packages such as design selection, the S line sport package and a host of other customizable features – from colored air vent trims to decorative decals for the body. Audi Genuine Accessories offers even more options, including the new active kit.

The high-end solution in infotainment is MMI navigation plus with intelligent voice control and a monitor that folds out from the instrument panel. The module Audi connect including car phone connects the A1 to the Internet. Components such as the Bose Surround Sound system round out the infotainment lineup.

Audi A1 Sportback
The Audi A1 Sportback offers a bit more headroom at the rear, easier entry and an optional third seat row at the rear. The five-door model also boasts color styling all its own – its contrasting colors span the entire roof dome.

The engine range comprises four TFSI and two TDI engines, including two newly developed three-cylinder units. Their power ranges from 66 kW (90 hp) to 141 kW (192 hp). In the 1.4 TFSI COD, the cylinder on demand (COD) system deactivates two cylinders when the driver is pressing the pedal lightly. The exceptionally efficient 1.4 TDI ultra has a combined NEDC fuel consumption of just 3.4 liters per 100 km (69.2 US mpg) which equates to 91 grams CO2 per km (146.5 g/mi).

Engine lineup

  • 1.0 TFSI ultra with 70 kW (95 hp)
  • 1.4 TFSI with 92 kW (125 hp)
  • 1.4 TFSI COD with 110 kW (150 hp)
  • 1.8 TFSI with 141 kW (192 hp)
  • 1.4 TDI ultra with 66 kW (90 hp)
  • 1.6 TDI with 85 kW (116 hp)

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.8 – 3.4 (40.6 – 69.2 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 134 – 91 (215.7 – 146.5 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

The seven-speed S tronic is available as an option with all engines and comes standard with the top TFSI model. The chassis of the A1 Sportback offers the same new features as its three-door model – electromechanical power steering, the Audi drive select system (standard with the sport trim line) and the option of adjustable dampers.

The five-door model comes standard with four seats, with a fifth seat available at no extra charge. The possibilities for custom configuration are extremely varied with numerous trim lines, packages and kits as well as individual options and accessories.

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.

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