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Audi A1
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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 (internally designated Typ 8X) is a supermini car launched by Audi at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Sales of the initial three-door A1 model started in Germany in August 2010, with the United Kingdom following in November 2010. A five-door version, called Sportback, was launched in November 2011, with sales starting in export markets during spring 2012.

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

Gas Mileage[]

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As seen on the website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

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)

Engine and Transmission[]

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Audi A1 Art Car by Damien Hirst

First generation

A1 quattro


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Second generation (GB; 2018)[]

The second generation A1 was launched in mid-June 2018. It is built on the MQB platform which is shared with the Volkswagen Polo Mk6 and the SEAT Ibiza Mk5.

This generation came to Mexico in 25 October 2019.

A1 Sportback (2018-)[]

European models went on sale in fall 2018, with ordering began in summer 2018.

A1 citycarver (2019-)[]

It is a version of A1 Sportback with 4 centimetres (1.6 in) of additional ground clearance, increased ride height by 35 millimetres (1.4 in), a choice of 9 body colours, contrast roof in either Mythos black metallic or Manhattan gray metallic. Black styling package includes gray lower body section, deep black stainless steel paint finish.

Ordering began in August 2019, and arrived at European dealerships in fall 2019.[129

In the UK, Audi removed the A1 citycarver from the range in 2021 due to slow sales.[

In May 2022, the A1 citycarver is renamed A1 Allstreet (in reference to Audi Allroad range).


MMI radio and Audi smartphone interface which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as well as a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen.

In the UK, the trim levels includes; SE, Sport and S line from the previous generation along with three new S Line trims; S Line Competition, S Line Contrast Edition and S Line Style Edition. SE is the base specification, while Sport and S line models includes have sport seats, sports suspension, exterior styling and larger wheels, as well as other features.

In 2021, S line competition package is available for Sportback 40 TFSI, 35 TFSI, 30 TFSI.


In an interview by Automotive News Europe, Audi's CEO, Markus Duesmann, announced that once the second generation Audi A1's lifecycle ends, it will be discontinued with no successor, due to tighter European emissions standards, leaving the A3 as their entry-level model.

First generation (8X; 2010)[]


The A1 three-door went on sale in most markets in late 2010 following the launch at Wörthersee Tour 2010. followed by the major public launch at the 2010 Mondial de l'Automobile. The car is aimed mostly at young, affluent urban buyers.

A1 Sportback (2012–2018)[]

The five-door version of Audi A1, called "Sportback" by Audi, was unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.


The A1 uses a MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension.

In the UK, the A1 trim levels are SE, Sport and S line. SE is the base specification, while Sport and S line models also have sport seats, sports suspension and larger wheels, amongst other features

Limited editions[]

A1 Samurai Blue (2011–12)[]

The A1 Samurai Blue is a Japanese special edition model based on the 1.4 TFSI (122PS) 3-door unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.[53] It is inspired by the Japanese national soccer team, with red 18-inch wheels with exclusive polygonal design, black interior equipment with contrasting stitching in blue, corresponding colour accents for air vent nozzles, inlays, center console and floor mats; sports suspension. Part of the profit will be donated for Japan Football Association revival fund. A further 111 models were released in 2012.

A1 Union Square (2012)[]

This model is a special edition in America. The model is known for its prints, striking on the sides, trunk and lateral mirrors (wine color) in addition to its elegant finishes in air conditioning exits, door handles, center console and mats. matching the same prints that surround the car (in wine color).

The Audi A1 2012 model features a large engine, the 1.4 litere turbocharged FSI, which generates 122 hp (91 kW) and torque of 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft). This engine can be coupled to two options of gearbox, a S Tronic of 7 speeds, this last one counts in all the versions with pallets of changes behind the steering wheel. Its traction is forward.

A1 amplified, amplified plus, amplified advanced (2012–)[]

They are versions of the A1 and A1 Sportback based on the Ambition line, which is available for all engine versions of both models. The models combine exclusive optional features from Audi, quattro GmbH and Audi Genuine Accessories. The amplified red line and amplified white are in Misano Red pearl and Glacier White metallic body colours respectively.

The amplified model includes high-gloss black roof line, S line roof spoiler, exterior mirror housings and single-frame grille; 17-inch alloy wheels in five-arm design with black inserts, a matt transparent film for the engine hood, roof and rear hatch; air vent sleeves in the body color, black sport seats with stitching in Parade Red (amplified red) or Rock Gray (amplified white), floor mats with piping in matching colors.

The amplified plus model is based on the amplified, with black headliner, an LED interior light package, a color coordinated ignition key, center console and interior mirror housing in body color, stainless steel caps for the pedals and foot rest, aerodynamics competition kit in body color, LED taillights, high-gloss black diffuser insert integrating two matt black tailpipes on the left side (one tailpipe for engines up to 77 kW).

The amplified advanced model (available for A1 models with over 90 kW of engine power) is based on amplified and amplified plus, with S line sport package interior (S sport seats with black upholstery in Silk Nappa leather and contrasting stitching in Parade Red or Dark Silver, seat back shells in high-gloss Misano Red or Glacier White), matching finish on the floor mats, dark tinted glass at the rear, add-on parts from the aerodynamics competition kit and the large roof wing in high-gloss black, Xenon plus headlights, matt black 18-inch wheels in five-arm 'Rotor' design.

Early models include A1 amplified red edition models, followed by amplified white versions shortly afterwards.

A1 China Limited Edition (2013–)[]

The A1 China Limited Edition is a limited (500 units) version of the Audi A1 30 TFSI Ego and A1 30 TFSI Ego plus for China market, with 1.4 TFSI (122PS) engine, 7-speed S tronic transmission, electronic anti-theft system, optional MMI Navigation plus with 20G hard disk space and simple voice input system, S line sporty chassis, sparkling red/white/gold three theme colors, 17-inch 5-spoke red/silver wheels, highlighted spraying red decorative trim for air vents, the central control board, inside rear-view mirror, door handles and other details are all decorated with Chinese elements. A1 30 TFSI Ego plus adds leather seats, tire pressure monitor, automatic air conditioner with rain sensor, Audi audio system, Bluetooth/Audi audio system connector, rain sensor for automatic anti-glare rear view mirror, xenon bulb with headlamp cleaner and LED tail lamps over A1 30 TFSI Ego.

A1 quattro (2012–)[]

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It is a limited (333 units) version of the Audi A1 with 2.0 TFSI engine rated at 256 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) at 6000 rpm and 350 N⋅m (258.15 lb⋅ft) at 2500-4500 rpm, six-speed transmission, electronic differential lock, 8.0Jx18 Glacier White cast alloy wheels in exclusive turbine design, 225/35-series tires, 312 mm (12.28 in) diameter front brake discs, black calipers, ESP stabilization program with a sport mode, Glacier White metallic body colour, roof in high-gloss black, frame and grate of the single-frame grille in high-gloss black, curved bars in the headlights – the wings – in red, grille, roof arch and the rear hatch with quattro badges; tinted rear windows, black rear hatch and diffuser, tinted LED rear lights, exhaust system with two polished dual tailpipes on the left and the right, black interior, seats and armrests on the doors are in Silk Nappa leather with contrasting red seams, front S sport seats with bolsters, multi-way adjustment, integrated head restraints and a quattro badge on the backrest covers; lower section of the center console in high-gloss black, footrest and the pedal caps made of brushed stainless steel, red seams floor mat frame, door sill trims with A1 quattro badges, instrument cluster with white needles, red tachometer, quattro logo, color display for the driver information system; leather-wrapped flat bottom multifunction sport steering wheel with contrasting red stitching and the car's serial number, shift lever knob made of aluminum, control elements with aluminum-look finish.

The vehicle went on sale in the second half of 2012.

A1 Clubsport Quattro (2011)[]

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It is a version of the Audi A1 with a modified version of the Audi RS 3's 2.5 TFSI engine rated at 503 PS (370 kW) at 2500–5300 rpm and 660 N⋅m (486.79 lb⋅ft), tailpipe located on the left flank in front of the rear wheel, six-speed manual transmission and quattro on-demand all-wheel drive from Audi TT RS, 255/30 low-profile tires, 19-inch alloy wheels with unique turbine design, ventilated carbon fiber-ceramic front brake discs with six-piston calipers, rear steel brake discs, Glacier White matt body colour, roof arch in high-gloss black, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer roof, four rings at the front of the car in solid aluminum, single-frame radiator grille with black honeycomb design, headlights with matted clasps with a red 'wing', air outlets in the hood, front fenders and doors and the rear side panels widened by 60 mm (2.36 in) in horizontal "blister" edges (from Audi Ur-quattro), trim strips on the sills are made of exposed CFRP, side mirrors in Audi R8 design, roof spoiler with a double wing, darkly toned rear lights, single closed rear diffuser, rear seat replaced by a crossbar, weight-optimized starter battery in the rear below the two storage compartments, removal of infotainment system and Audi MMI monitor and loudspeaker, CFRP bucket seats from Audi R8 GT, red four-point seat belts, dark gray interior, matt-finished CFRP at the walls in the rear section of the car, the tubes of the air vents and the "stern of the yacht" in the lower section of the center console; CFRP open-spoked sport steering wheel upholstered in leather, rocker switches on the center console replace switches on the control stalk and in the door panels, 3 additional instruments indicate the oil pressure, boost pressure and electrical system voltage; center console and seats covered in fine leather upholstery with tone-on-tone stitching, selector lever is made of aluminum, caps of the pedals and the surface of the footrest made of stainless steel, red loops replacing the handles on the doors, the glove box and the covers of the storage compartments. This car is capable of 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) acceleration in 3.7 seconds.

Pre-production concepts[]

metroproject quattro (2007)[]

Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro 002

The A1 was previewed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the Audi metroproject quattro concept car.[4] The concept seats four and features a new plug-in hybrid[5] powertrain. With this powertrain, a 1.4 L (85.4 cu in) 148 bhp (110.4 kW) Turbo FSI engine drives the front wheels via a six-speed S-Tronic, while a 40 bhp (29.8 kW; 40.6 PS) electric motor provides power to the rear wheels. The electric motor is also capable of producing 148 lb⋅ft (201 N⋅m) of torque.

The metroproject quattro is able to travel 62 miles (100 km) at up to 62 mph (100 km/h) on one charge of its lithium-ion batteries, which reduces fuel consumption by up to 15%. Both power sources are available to use simultaneously, with the driver then benefiting from MacPherson strut front and rear four-link suspension configuration, electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering with a low energy draw, Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping technology, and 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 7.8 seconds.

Audi A1 project quattro (2008)[]

At the 2008 Leipzig Auto Mobil International show, Audi again presented the metroproject quattro, renamed the A1 Project Quattro.[7] The vehicle was designed by Audi AG Project Designer in Exterior Design Jürgen Löffler, who also presented the design during the car's Hong Kong debut.[8]

A1 Sportback concept (2008)[]

Audi A1 Sportback Concept 1

The A1 Sportback concept is a five-door hatchback based on the Audi A1 project quattro, with longer body of 3.99 m (157.09 in), 1.4-litre TFSI engine rated at 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 240 N⋅m (177.01 lb⋅ft) at 1,600-2,400 rpm, S tronic dual-clutch transmission, electric motor rated at 27 PS (20 kW; 27 hp) and 150 N⋅m (110.63 lb⋅ft) driving the front wheels, ESP-controlled active front differential lock, lithium-ion batteries, a two-part spoiler with a striking centre groove integrated into the rear window, Daytona Grey body colour, aerodynamically designed single-frame grille, LED three-dimensional main headlights, turbine-look air vents and air conditioning controls, drive select with dynamic and sport modes, contrasting white and red interior colour scheme, mobile phone WLAN connection, Audi drive select with efficiency mode, MacPherson front suspension and four-link independent rear suspension, 18-inch wheels with 225/35R18 tires, 312 mm (12.28 in) diameter brake discs, electromechanical steering with speed-sensitive power assistance, magnetorheological shock absorbers from Audi R8 and Audi TT. The vehicle's 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) acceleration is 7.9 seconds and average CO2 emissions are given as 92g/km. The vehicle's electric-only range is 50 km (31.07 mi).

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