Refreshed Audi A1 now available
Merely a month after affording its mid-range A6 and A7 line-up a facelift, Audi has given a similar treatment to its it smallest offering, the A1.
Compared to the model that made its local debut in 2011, the newcomer features a subtly revised exterior with the fitment of a new front bumper, projector style headlights with daytime running LED’s, new grille, darker taillight clusters with (optional) LED’s and a slightly updated bumper.
Inside, the A1’s minimalist approach to the number of buttons offered, has been kept with the entire range fitted as standard with a pop-up MMI infotainment system incorporating Bluetooth audio streaming, passive speakers as well as a full range of customisable trim pieces.
Up front, the A1 has undergone a more radical change with the fitment of an all-new three cylinder TFSI petrol engine and the discontinuation of the 1.6 TDI.
Consisting out of 12 models in either three-door or five-door Sportback configuration with the option of three engines and two transmissions, the newcomer does away with the previous model’s entry level 1.2 TFSI four cylinder in favour of a 1.0 TFSI that produces 70 kW and 160 N.m of torque.
Available solely in base S trim with the option of a five-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic transmission, the powerplant is said to whisk the A1 from 0-100 km/h in 11 sec and on to a top speed of 185 km/h. Audi claims a combined fuel consumption of a diesel equalling 4.3 L/100 km and emissions well below the 120 g/km threshold at 98 g/km.
Kept unchanged, albeit only in its displacement, the 1.4 TFSI sees a two kilowatt power increase from 90 kW to 92 kW with torque also remaining unchanged at 200 N.m. Limited to the mid-range SE trim and available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic box, top speed is a claimed 204 with 0-100 km/h taking 9.0 sec. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.0 L/100 km and emissions three grams under the tax barrier.
Also new to the A1, the range topping “cooking” Sport model foregoes the previous turbo/supercharged 1.4 TFSI engine for the same 1.8 TFSI used in the recently launched Volkswagen Polo GTI.
Mated exclusively with the self-shifter, power is rated at 141 kW and 250 N.m of torque with the 0-100 km/h dash taking 6.9 sec before topping out at 236 km/h. Fuel consumption is a claimed 5.6 L/100 km and emissions at 130 g/km.
Introduced last year, the performance S1 caps off the range and remains unchanged mechanically with its 2.0 TFSI engine producing 170 kW and 370 N.m of torque. A six-speed manual sends power to all four wheels via Audi’s famed quattro all-wheel drive system. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h with the 0-100 km/h over in 5.8 sec. Rated fuel consumption is at 7.0 L/100 km and emissions of 162 g/km.
A five year / 100 000 km Freeway Plan is standard on all models.
2015 AUDI A1 PRICING
|1.0 TFSI S||70 kW / 160 N.m||R265 000|
|1.0 TFSI S S tronic||70 kW / 160 N.m||R282 500|
|Sportback 1.0 TFSI S||70 kW / 160 N.m||R272 500|
|Sportback 1.0 TFSI S S tronic||70 kW / 160 N.m||R290 000|
|1.4 TFSI SE||92 kW / 200 N.m||R298 500|
|1.4 TFSI SE S tronic||92 kW / 200 N.m||R316 000|
|Sportback 1.4 TFSI SE||92 kW / 200 N.m||R306 000|
|Sportback 1.4 TFSI SE S tronic||92 kW / 200 N.m||R323 500|
|1.8 TFSI Sport S tronic||141 kW / 250 N.m||R382 500|
|Sportback 1.8 TFSI Spor S tronic||141 kW / 250 N.m||R390 000|
|S1 2.0 TFSI quattro||170 kW / 370 N.m||R452 500|
|S1 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro||170 kW / 370 N,m||R460 000|
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