This is the new Audi A1

Ingolstadt, 18. June 2018

After eight years of the Audi A1 in the second Generation. Among the main changes, the small car is now more than three-door A1, but only as a five-door A1 Sportback. So he follows the example of the VW Polo and Seat Ibiza.

Six inches longer

As the above-mentioned group-the brothers of A1, is based on the Modular Transverse matrix (MQB). For the motorist, for example, more trunk space: Instead of 270 to 975 litres, it is now 335 to 1,090 liters. The body length grows by a whopping six inches and is now at 4,03 meters. Width (1.74 meters) and height (1.41 meters) remain the same.

Engines: Only Diesel

Under the hood, the only gasoline to work, at least to the market launch. The TFSI engines provide 95 to 200 HP. The Basis is the three-cylinder 1.0 TFSI with 95 HP, while the Top engines to four-cylinder 1.5-or two-liters of displacement. This means that the 1.4 TFSI is replaced by the new 1.5-Liter in the group, while the 1.8 TFSI has to make way for the 2.0 TFSI. A particulate filter is now fitted, so that the cars are likely to comply with the exhaust emission standard Euro 6d Temp. In addition to a manual transmission a seven-speed is offered for all engines dual-clutch transmission. Only the top 40 TFSI comes standard with a six-speed S-tronic.

Three different chassis

In addition to the standard suspension is a sport suspension. This is the third suspension version, which also has switchable damper is based. Two dynamics packages bundles of options such as sports suspension, red brake calipers, larger brake discs, the driving mode selector, audi drive select, and a sound actuator. Depending on the engine, the A1 rolls on 15-, 16 - or 17-inch tyres, optionally, the range extends to 18 inches.

Interior with some color

The interior should be the sportiest of the class. Therefore, the center console is installed at an angle towards the driver. The instrument display (the Virtual Cockpit) optional. The series is a "MMI Radio" with Bluetooth support and control buttons on the steering Wheel. For "MMI Radio plus" is one of a 8.8-inch touch screen with handwriting input. The "MMI Navigation plus" offers a 10.1-inch Touchscreen as well as various Online Features. Optionally, there is a Hybrid Radio that, depending on the reception quality of the selected channel between FM, DAB and Internet radio from time to time.

Sure, the driver assistance systems is safe:

Among the assistance systems, lane leaving warning, a speed limiter and an anti-collision system with pedestrian detection, which is based on radar technology and thus, (unlike camera-based systems) also in case of fog works as standard. Optionally, there is a Distance cruise control, a reversing camera and a Park assist system. Market launch for the new A1 will be in October 2018. The prices are not yet known. So far, they started at 17.750 Euro.(sl)