The Audi A1 Sportback is the compact
Audi with five doors
Ingolstadt - Audi is extending the A1
family – the A1 Sportback is coming in early 2012. The five-door model
is emotional and individual, communicative and youthful, sporty and
efficient. The A1 Sportback hopes to build on the success of the
Audi extends the A1 family – A1 Sportback
coming early 2012 Sporty and efficient, youthful and communicative,
emotional and individual. A new member of the successful A1 family is
scheduled to launch in early 2012 – the five-door Audi A1 Sportback.
The Audi A1 Sportback, which will be
rolling into showrooms in early 2012, is the five-door compact Audi for
a young, urban public. The close relationship with its three-door sister
model is evident in the design, the structure of the lightweight body
and the dimensions of the new model, which measures 3.95 meters (12.96
ft) in length. It is several millimeters taller and thus offers more
space in the rear seats. The Audi A1 Sportback comes standard with four
seats. A fifth seat is available on request at no extra charge.
Buyers can choose between three TFSI
gasoline and three TDI diesel engines producing between 63 kW (86 hp)
and 136 kW (185 hp). Audi pairs some engines with the lightning-fast,
seven-speed S tronic transmission.
The A1 Sportback also features many
high-end solutions in terms of controls and infotainment, including Audi
connect. If the high-end media center MMI navigation plus is combined
with the Bluetooth online car phone, the car can be connected to the
The A1 Sportback features a light and
youthful interior that can be customized with fresh colors and many
attractive design details to reflect the customer’s own personal style.
The base price for the five-door model is €16,950.
Powerful and efficient: the drivetrain The
Audi A1 Sportback is available with a choice of six four-cylinder
engines: three TFSI and three TDI units. All of the engines follow the
downsizing principle – they substitute forced induction for displacement
and draw their fuel through direct injection units. All versions except
the 1.6 TDI with S tronic and the most powerful gasoline engine are
equipped with a start-stop system.
The base engine, the 1.2 TFSI, produces 63
kW (86 hp). Particularly effective thermal management contributes to its
low fuel consumption of 5.1 liters per 100 km (46.12 US mpg). The two
1.4-liter TFSI engines produce 90 kW (122 hp) and 136 kW (185 hp). The
top-of-the-line gasoline engine is supercharged and turbocharged,
resulting in 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque, a zero-to-100 km/h (62.14
mph) time of 7.0 seconds and a top speed of 227 km/h (141.05 mph).
Three TDI units round out the lineup. The
1.6-liter engine is available in two different versions, with 66 kW (90
hp) and 77 kW (105 hp). When paired with a manual transmission, both
versions consume just 3.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (61.90 US mpg) on
average, which corresponds to only 99 grams of CO2/km (159.33 g/mile).
The 105 kW (143 hp) 2.0 TDI to follow later accelerates the A1 Sportback
to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 8.5 seconds, yet its average fuel consumption
is just 4.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (57.37 US mpg).
The Audi A1 Sportback will debut at
attractive prices. The 1.2 TFSI in the Attraction trim line costs
€16,950, and the 1.6 TDI with 66 kW (90 hp) is priced at €19,050.