When Audi unveiled the A1 1.4 TFSI at the Paris Auto Show, everyone believed that this was in fact the S1 version. Not true. Audi announced that a real S version will be revealed in the near future and that it will feature Audi’s now famous quattroall-wheel-drive system . The next S1 will also be offered with Audi’s torque vectoring rear sport differential from the S4 and RS5 that offers an agile handling.
As for the engine, Audi hasn’t made a final decision yet, but the two engines being taken under consideration are a 2.0 liter engine from the Golf GTI or a new 1.6 liter unit. However, no matter what choice makes the cut, the S1 will deliver around 240 HP. This will help it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph.
The S1 version will be distinguished by a unique, deeper front bumper, more pronounced wheel arches to fit larger alloys, a gloss black rear diffuser and special badge, and, of course, a two-tone paint job.