There’s a new faster Audi A1 coming to the UK, but don’t get too excited – this isn’t the much anticipated S1.
Audi have taken a 183bhp version of the 1.4 TFSI and dropped it into their baby hatchback, mating it to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. It’s the first Audi road car to use one of the clever twin-charged engines where a supercharger works from just 1500rpm and then a turbocharger kicks in at 3,500rpm. The result is 0-62mph in just 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 141 mph.
|A1 1.4 TFSI SPECIFICATION|
|Max Speed||141 mph|
|Fuel Economy||47 mpg|
|CO2 Emissions||139 g/km|
Keeping the power in check is an electronic limited slip differential, as well as an ESP system. S-Line specification comes as standard, bringing with it a sportier suspension setup, 17-inch alloys and part-leather seats.
Prices? Not yet finalised, but expect the A1 to cost noticeably more than the Polo, Fabia and Ibiza.
So what of the S1? Rumour has it that it is still in the works and may get the 210bhp 2.0-litre TFSI from the Golf GTI.