New Audi A1 Sportback (2018)

Audi replaces the A1 after eight years with a new model based on the MQB A0. Thus, the mini-competitor uses the same technology as VW Polo and Seat Ibiza.

With the new A1 Audi replaces its oldest model in the program. The small car changes after eight years of construction of the platform PQ25 on the modular transverse matrix MQB A0. Technically, the A1 is related to Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, which brings in addition to more space, a new infotainment, more assistance systems and the current engines with three and four cylinders.

830,000 A1 since 2010

Audi has sold over 830,000 A1 since 2010. Compared to the larger models, there are more female buyers, who are also younger than usual at Audi. A masculine and muscular design is not a pity, thinks Audi and makes the new A1 accordingly edgy.

Not more than three-door

The MQB A-Zero brings more gauge and longer wheelbase: The body is three inches wider, a shallow and a good five and a half inches longer. The wheelbase grows by nine centimeters, which relaxes the space in the back seat. The trunk grows to 335 liters – that’s golf class level. The encompassing tailgate saves Audi: too expensive and expensive with manageable benefits. Most important change: The three-door variant will not exist in Generation 2 anymore – the three-door model also flew out of the program at the platform sponsor VW Polo.From the very top comes the infotainment architecture: the tribe of the A8, informs Audi. A real leap into the modern age: Voice control and touch surfaces instead of push buttons. The system understands whole sentences, goes online, loads smartphones inductively in a shelf in front of the gear lever, couples apps via Android car and Apple Carplay.

Motors from 95 to 200 hp

The 35 TFSI is the new 1.5-liter four-cylinder, as used by VW in the Golf. In the A1, the EA 211 evo makes 150 hp. Preliminary top model is the 40 TFSI with 200 hp from the EA-888 two-liter, the VW group also Golf, Superb and T6 drives. All gasoline engines have a particle filter, are clean after Euro 6d Temp and can be ordered for an additional charge with DSG.

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