Company boss admits the firm will launch a hardcore version of its new supermini

Audi is set to launch a hardcore S1 version of the new A1, company boss Rupert Stadler has admitted.

“Sportiness is a core value for the Audi brand and we have some clear ideas [for the A1] in this direction,” Stadler said. However, he refused to expand on the exact form the range-topping A1 might take.

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Earlier this year Autocar revealed that the S1 is likely to be powered by a 180bhp version of the 1.4-litre twincharger engine, which will be mated to a seven-speed DSG ’box.

However, Audi engineers at the A1 launch admitted that the company’s 2.0-litre TFSI engines will also fit sideways in the A1’s engine bay.

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28 June 2010

That means it could fit sideways in the polo/fabia/ibiza too. Polo R, and ibiza cupra R yes please 2.0 turbo 200bhp. thats if they dont make a new 1.6 turbo with the same power.

28 June 2010

It'll be the same spec as the equivalent Polo. But more money.

Good old predictable VAG.

28 June 2010

...you need to update some of your knowledge!

Volkswagen Group!

28 June 2010

[quote Autocar]he refused to expand on the exact form the range-topping A1 might take[/quote]

If it doesnt have quattro then Audi have sold out in a manner not seen since the Lib-Dems jumped into bed with the Tories.

Apparently there is a forthcoming Q1 to slot below the Q3. It would be based on this platform so surely the 4WD technology could be shared between models.

28 June 2010

Audi are going to launch an S1 to take on the Cooper S!!!!!!

Bloody Hell!!!!

That's a bit out of the blue!!! I didn't see that coming!!!!

Carry on.

28 June 2010

[quote rosstopher]

Bloody Hell!!!!

That's a bit out of the blue!!! I didn't see that coming!!!!

Carry on.

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at least its positive news, and not some waffling propaganda about greenness or something uninspiringly numbing.

28 June 2010

[quote beachland2]at least its positive news, and not some waffling propaganda about greenness or something uninspiringly numbing.[/quote]

ture, has proper doors too not some daft front lifting thing.

28 June 2010

Hi, I'm 11 years old and I am crazy about cars. Just to think they have only just released the A1 and now a few months after the release they have a new version. I just think Audi are trying to get things done a little bit too quickly, and a sign of that is the upcoming RS7, where did that come from!? We haven't even heard of an A7 yet! Anyway, it is a good idea because this is opening a whole new Market aspect for audi the hot hatch bit then the A3 could be considered, the S1 will bring competition to VW's polo R and the seat ibizia cupra. Joe

28 June 2010

I can;t wait to see this car in the flesh, i am sure it will look very nice a proper mean machine. S1 could actually be my next car in 2 years time it seems on paper a very good car,

29 June 2010

How much will this cost. I speced a normal 1.4 petrol S Line with a few options on the Audi website and was horrified with a total price of 21K. This means that this S1 with a few options will set you back 28K, I assume. For this money you can buy some decent cars that are not a tarted up Polo. I really like Audi's but I think that the options and spec cost are out of control. It's Ok while they are fashionable but that won't last for too long.

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