Audi has expanded the Audi A1 range with the addition of two new specifications – the Audi A1 Black Edition and Audi A1 Contrast Edition.
Both cars are available with Audi’s new-to-A1 2.0-litre TDI engine, which sits alongside the existing 1.6-litre oil-burner. The unit produces 142bhp and achieves 69mpg and 108g/km CO2, which slots the car in tax band B. The sprint to 62mph is dispatched in 8.2sec and top speed is reached at 135mph.
The Contrast Edition is available with all but the hot 1.4-litre 182bhp engines and costs £1350 more than the £17,945 Sport model. Features include a colour-contrasting roof line and 17-inch alloys. A contrasting double-blade roof spoiler is also available at extra cost.
The more powerful Audi A1 Black Edition is available in conjunction with Audi’s 182bhp unit as well as the newly introduced 142bhp oil-burner and costs £1100 more than the S-line model.
The hot A1 adds a black finish to the grille surround and number plate holder and gets tinted windows, and titanium-finished 18-inch alloys. Inside, Black Edition cars also feature electronic climate control and speaker upgrades.
Last year, Audi sold just under 100k models in the UK, a 9.5 per cent increase on 2009.