Audi presented the second generation of its sub-hatchback A1 in the Paris Motor Show. It is the smallest car of the German brand and its sales in Europe will start at the end of the year.
The length of A1 is 4030 mm and the width is 1740 mm. The hatchback was built on the Volkswagen MQB A0 modular platform used for the VW Polo and Seat Ibiza. Thanks to it, space in the gym has been increased, where there is more room for the legs of the rear passengers. The volume of the trunk has increased by 65 liters and is now 335 liters.
The base versions of the model will receive a 3-cylinder petrol turbocharger with a volume of 1 liter. The power of the unit is 95 and 118 hp. There will also be a 1.5-liter turbocharger with 4 cylinders, which develops 150 hp. Transmissions are 6-speed mechanical and 7-speed robotized with two clutches.
The top-of-the-range version of the Audi A1 will receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged 200 hp coupled with a 6-speed S-tronic gearbox. In 2019 there will be an even more powerful modification – S1, where the same engine will develop 250 hp. Diesel engine for the new A1 is not foreseen.
Hatchback is one of the best-equipped cars in its class. The basic version features an all-digital instrument panel with a 10-inch display. The MMI Touch multimedia touchscreen features a touchscreen, voice recognition feature, and handwriting input system – the same as the Audi A8 flagship.
The driver has a semi-automatic steering system with vehicle, human, animal and other vehicle recognition capabilities on the road, as well as adaptive cruise control. More adaptive dampers are included in A1’s equipment, while the 200-horsepower top-of-the-line version is also available. will receive suspension with sports settings.