All new Audi A1

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Finally official pictures of the smallest Audi model.

I guess this is kind of a modern version of the old Audi 50 from the 70’s.
And more modern competition to the Mini Cooper.

So far, the top gas engine is a 1.4 Liter with 122hp.
So it’s not competing with the S version of the Cooper. Yet…

Some official words on engines:

“Audi will initially offer the A1 with four engines. The two TFSI gasoline engines and the two TDI diesels cover a power range from 63 kW (86 hp) to 90 kW
(122 hp). Each of them is state-of-the-art.

All of the engines employ direct fuel injection and turbocharging. This downsizing concept coupled with technologies from the Audi modular efficiency platform give them tremendous power with minimal fuel consumption ranging from 3.8 to
5.4 liters per 100 km (43.56 – 61.90 US mpg).

The entry-level gasoline engine is the new 1.2 TFSI. It generates 63 kW (86 hp) and produces its peak torque of 160 Nm (118.01 lb-ft) already between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. Coupled with a five-speed manual transmission, the four-cylinder accelerates the A1 from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62.14 mph) in 12.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 179 km/h (111.23 mph). In the EU driving cycle, it consumes only 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (46.12 US mpg), which corresponds to only 119 grams of CO2/km (191.51 g/mile).”

Conversation 7 comments

  1. Love the exterior design. Not happy with the interior design though. The nav screen is something you'd see in a Kia or a Suzuki, not an Audi.

  2. Is it just me or does the Mini still look better? There's just something about this I don't like. Not quite sure what it is yet. Either it's not original or masculine enough. 60 mpg is awesome though.

  3. i'd consider this over a minic cooper (regular ones, not the S). but of course, knowing audi, they will price their 122 hp "top of the line" version within the range of the top of the line cooper-s, which means for the same price of a regular cooper i will probably have to settle with the 86 hp version

  4. To be clear Audi said the A1 won't be sold in the US (at least for now).

    I don't think either though the market is big enough for such a car in the US. The mini and beetle have historic brand recognition and I don't see the A1 sell as much.

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