Audi A1 Variants
Audi A1 • Price, Variants & Specifications
The name of Audi is synonymous with luxury cars which are a pleasure to drive and a dream to look at. The Audi A1 is one of the best compact hatchbacks launched by Audi. The model is rumored to be launched in India by the end of this year. It will be priced approximately Rs 20 lakhs. Shorter than the A3, the Audi A1 will be a three door model with a five door model soon to follow. The car will be available in 10 beautiful colors ranging from sphere blue, amalfi white, brilliant black to Shiraz red and many more...
The performance specs of the Audi A1
Four different varieties of engines will be available for the Audi A1. Two are TDI diesel and two are TFSI petrol. The Audi A1 1.2l TFSI engine delivers a peak power of 63kW and a maximum torque of 160 Nm at 1500 to 3500 rpm. The 1.4l TFSI has a displacement of 1390 cc and churns out a power of 90 kW with a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1500 to 4000 rpm. The top speed of the car with one of these engines is 179 kmph and 200 kmph respectively with acceleration to match.On the other hand, the diesel model of the Audi A1 comes with 4 cylinder 1.6l TDI engine. It delivers a top power of 77 kW and a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1500 to 3500 rpm. This model is capable of a top speed of 187 kmph and accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph within only 10.8 seconds. The powerful engine of the Audi A1 will be mated with standard six speed transmission, though there is some speculation that optional S tronic seven speed transmission may be available in some models. Ventilated disc brakes in the front and massive disc brakes in the rear help to control this small but powerful car. The front suspension is McPherson construction with lower triangular wishbones while the rear suspension is coupled torsion beam axle. The combined result of these innovative systems will be an incomparable ride. Several safety features are incorporated in the Audi A1. These include air bags on front, side and head, seat belts with belt force limiters, ABS with EBD, fog lamps, parking sensors and many more.
The exterior of the Audi A1
The Audi models have always been beautiful to look at and it is expected that Audi A1 will be as stylish and elegant as ever. The car is 3910mm long, 1750mm wide and 1400mm in height, making it smaller than A3 but larger than the Mini Cooper. Flat nose with unique headlight cluster is the trademark of Audi. It is dominated by a single grille. Electronically controlled body coloured side mirrors and body coloured door handles add to the style of the car. The rear hatch top has a distinctive design while the triangular shaped tail lamp cluster is decidedly unique. The twin tailpipes set amidst the black diffuser complete the style statement of the car.
The internal comfort of Audi A1
The interior of the Audi A1 promises to be the top of its class in comfort and style. The three spoke electronically powered steering wheel wrapped in leather is the most eye catching feature. Though the exact specifications are not known, the car will have ample space inside. A number of storage areas are present in the dashboard and the central console. Other features include power windows, steering mounted audio control, remote central locking, automatic climate control, LED lights, cruise control systems etc. The interior can be customized to a large extent.