Audi A1 Sportback Concept Revealed

There could be a new junior hot hatch in town if the Audi A1 Sportback Concept makes it into production.

Although Audi unveiled the A1 Metroproject Quattro Concept some time ago, that was a three door model. The new A1 Sportback Concept is a five-door hatchback, and is a different design to the original three-door.

The concept has a 150bhp 1.4-litre TFSI engine under the bonnet, but in an unusual hybrid twist it is backed up by a 27bhp electric engine. This adds another 110lb.ft of torque and results in lively performance – 0-60mph is said to take just 7.9 seconds and the top speed is 124mph. What this buy prednisone 20 mg also means is petrol performance backed up by diesel-like economy (60mpg or more) with CO2 emissions under 100 g/km – so free road tax in the UK!

However, don’t expect to see this hybrid unit anytime in the near future. At launch the A1 will be available in three and five-door body styles and will most likely be sold with a new 1.2-litre TSI engine with around 110bhp as well as the 1.4 TSI with outputs ranging from 122 to 150bhp. If we’re lucky we might even see an S1 with a 2.0 TFSI developing around 210bhp.


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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