Audi A1
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2011 - present
Class Subcompact Luxury
Body Style 3-door or 5-door, 4-seat Hatchback
Length 155.5 in
Width 68.5 in
Height 55.9 in
Wheelbase 97.24 in
Weight 2303.83 lb (1045 kg)
Transmission 5-speed Manual, FWD
6-speed Manual, FWD
7-speed S tronic dual clutch, FWD
Engine 1.2 litre TFSI Inline-4
1.4 litre TFSI Inline-4
1.6 litre TDI Inline-4
1.6 litre TDI Inline-4
Power 86 hp @ N/A rpm
118.01 lb-ft (160 Nm) of torque @ 1500-3500 rpm

122 hp @ N/A rpm
147.51 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque @ 1500-4000 rpm

105 hp @ N/A rpm
184.39 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque @ 1500-2500 rpm

90 hp @ N/A rpm
169.64 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque @ 1500-2500 rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Stefan Sielaff

The Audi A1 is a city car based on the concept teaser car of the same name. The advert for this car featured Justin Timberlake.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Audi A1 Review.

Recent Changes

A five door version of the A1 was released in 2012 dubbed the A1 Sportback

Styles and Major Options

The A1 comes in a choice of regular, TFSI and Sportback.


The pricing goes as follows:

Regular TFSI Sportback
€ 16000 (US$ 22000) $Price2 $26000 US

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1.2 TFSI 1.4 TFSI (7-speed DC / 6-speed M) 1.6 TDI 1.6 TDI
5.1 l / 100 km (46.1 US mpg) 5.1 - 5.4 l / 100 km (43.6 - 46.1 US mpg) 3.9 l / 100 km (60.3 US mpg) 3.8 l / 100 km (61.9 US mpg)

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Audi A1 Art Car by Damien Hirst


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Volkswagen Beetle

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See Also


Volkswagen Group

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A1 · A1 Quattro · A3 · S3 · RS3 · A4 · S4 · A4 Allroad Quattro · A5 · S5 · RS5 · A5 Sportback · S5 Sportback · A6 · S6 · RS6 · A6 Allroad Quattro · A7 Sportback · A8 · S8 · TT · Q3 · Q5 · Q7 · R8 · R8 V10 · R8 Spyder · R4 (upcoming)


50 · 80 · 90 · 4000 · 100 · 200 · 5000 · A2 · Quattro · RS2 Avant · S2 · UrS4/S6 · V8 · 72 · Cabriolet · Type M · RS4 · Type E


Quattro S1 · R8 LMP · R10 LMP · Sport · 90 IMSA GTO · R8 LMS (privateer) · R15 TDI · R15 TDI Plus · TT RS DTM · R18 TDI


Allroad Quattro Concept · Avantissimo · Avus Quattro · Steppenwolf · Le Mans Quattro · Nuvolari Quattro · Pikes Peak Quattro · Roadjet · RSQ (from I, Robot) · Shooting Brake · Rosemeyer · R-Zero · Cross Coupe Quattro · TT Coupe Concept · TTS Roadster Concept · Le Mans Quattro · Q7 V12 TDI Concept · Asso di Picche · A4 e Concept · Virtuea Quattro Concept · A1 Metroproject Quattro Concept · Cross Cabriolet Quattro Concept · R8 V12 TDi Concept · Q7 V12 TDI Coastline Concept · A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro Concept · TT Clubsport Quattro Concept · A1 Sportback Concept · A4 TDI concept e · R25 Concept · Sportback Concept · Quattro Spyder Concept · Q5 Custom Concept · R8 e-Tron Concept · e-Tron Concept · A1 e-Tron Concept · e-tron Spyder Concept · Quattro Concept · TT GT4 Concept


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Auto Union · Audi Centre of Excellence · Audi Channel · Audi Driving Experience · ASF · S/RS Model List · Quattro All-Wheel Drive System · MMI · CVT · FSI · TDI

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