Initial Specification and pricing 6th October 2018
The new A1 Sportback will open for ordering towards the end of October with the 30 TFSI 116 PS engine, which will be priced from £18,540 on the road (OTR). It will be available in SE, Sport and S line trims.
The final engine line-up will include four petrol engines:
The new A1 Sportback will be available in four standard and two special edition trims:
All models will come with a high level of standard specification, including LED headlights as standard.
Sport +£1,450 RRP over SE
S line +£1,650 over Sport
S line Competition
The S line competition is a standalone trim reserved for the most powerful engine in the range, the 40 TFSI. It is a spiritual successor to the previous generation S1 and has a number of exclusive sporty elements above the S line:
Two awesome limited editions will be available
S line Style Edition
S line Contrast Edition
Initial Press release information 1st October 2018
The second-generation A1 will arrive in November with the aim of drawing new and young customers to the Audi brand, and makes its first public outing to the Paris Motor Show with expected open for odering soon after and first deliveries in early 2019.
The new A1, the smallest model in Audi’s range, has been given a dose of sporting design, with nods to the brand’s Quattro rallying heritage, including a single-frame front grille and three flat bonnet slits that reference the original 1984 Sport Quattro.
Power is provided by a choice of turbocharged TFSI petrol engines, with no diesel offered. There will be a 94bhp 1.0-litre three-pot and 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder units offering up to 197bhp.
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a seven-speed S tronic automatic ’box optional. The most potent 197bhp model, the 40 TFSI, gets a six-speed S tronic transmission as standard.
As standard, the car gets a 10.25in all-digital instrument cluster and a multi-function steering wheel. With the exception of the entry-level model, A1s come with a centre console touchscreen of 8.8in or, in top models, 10.1in. These MMI systems feature touch-operated handwriting recognition technology taken from the range-topping A8. There’s also more advanced voice control technology.
The sat-nav system will feature an internet-connected location search, including Google's search engine or Google Maps. With the MMI Plus package, there will also be live traffic updates.
Along with a DAB radio, there’s online smartphone functionality, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as LTE tech to boost a phone’s signal via the car’s antenna. Entertainment is topped off with a choice of two high-quality audio systems, the bigger of which is a 560W Bang & Olufsen 11-speaker set-up that, Audi claims, is unrivalled in this segment.