Audi announced a few days ago that there would be no S1 version for the current Audi A1, but that they would instead be coming out with the A1 1.4 TFSI. This a modified version of the A1 that produces 185hp and is not to be confused with the non-existent S1. Well, all of this isn’t entirely true. Audi, in addition to the A1 1.4 TFSI, will indeed bring a more powerful version of the A1. However, there is no name for it just yet. What is known about the car at this point in time is that it will come with a turbocharged engine producing 270 HP and will carry an all-wheel drive system.
Under the hood Audi will place the same 2.0 TFSI engine found in the Golf R. The S1 will also get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will come with a lowered suspension and a set of special edition 17-inch wheels. The 0 to 60 MPH sprint will be made in 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to the German gentleman’s agreement of 155 MPH.
The future model is expected to make its world debut next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.