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2014 Audi S1

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  • Audi S1
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    Six-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    231
  • Torque @ RPM:
    273
  • Energy:
    TFSI
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    € 29950
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The Audi S1 Quattro is upon us,and we have all the juicy details.

Official press shots for the upcoming 2015 Audi S1 Quattro leaked early, and Audi has all but confirmed they were accurate with today’s unveiling of the small hatchback. If you are unaware, the S1 Quattro is a tiny hatchback from Audi, along the lines of something from Mini, but it features a much more powerful engine and quattro AWD.

We have seen some test cars and mules running around, but we were not quite ready for the aggressive look of this three-door. We assumed that things like quad exhaust tips were coming, but aside from the eye-searing yellow paint, there are several design touches that we didn’t anticipate showing up on the production car.

To find out all the new details about exterior additions, drivetrain specs and much more, click on through for all the information.

Updated 02/17/2014: Audi unveiled a new video for the new S1 in which it tries to convince us how fun the new sports hatchback can be. Enjoy!

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2016 Audi S1 by B&B Automobiltechnik

2016 Audi S1 by B&B Automobiltechnik

As a fan and champion of everything related to hot hatchbacks, I often find myself giggling every time an aftermarket tuner presents a tuning program for a hot hatch. I’m not ashamed to admit it, but my reaction was no different when B&B Automobiltechnik presented its latest tuning exploit, a program for the Audi S1 that heavily focuses on the engine.

This is a good one, especially for those who aren’t satisfied with the S1’s standard output of 231 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. B&B certainly addressed that by presenting a five-stage engine upgrade program that helps the Audi pocket rocket increase its output to as much as 380 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.

There’s plenty to digest here, not the least of which is the differences between the five-stage engine upgrade. In addition to that, B&B is also offering chassis and suspension improvements and a new set of 18-inch wheels that promises to add some extra jolt of character into the car.

The versatility of the program is evident and B&B deserves credit for that. But the kit also its downside, which I will address shortly. Let’s just say that the five-stage engine upgrade may be overwhelming on the surface, but does one really differentiate greatly from the next upgrade, or could B&B have made it simpler for everyone by leaving more room for distinction among the programs?

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

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Walter Röhrl and Mattias Ekström Flog an Audi S1 EKS RX: Video

Walter Röhrl and Mattias Ekström Flog an Audi S1 EKS RX: Video

Not too many people can say that they’ve won the Monte Carlo Rally no less than four times, each time with a different car maker, but Walter Röhrl is truly one of a kind. A living legend by most accounts, the German driver has been retired from professional racing since the late 1980s, but that didn’t keep him from being active in the field of awesome driving and becoming the head test driver at Porsche.

Swede Mattias Ekström is almost half Röhrl’s age and a driving legend as well, winning two German Touring Car (DTM) championships and no less than three Races of Champions. Apart from still competing in DTM, coming in as a runner-up in 2014, Ekström has also established his own rally-cross team, fielding a 560-horsepower Audi S1 quattro. Called the EKS RX, his rally-cross team recently released some footage of Ekström and Röhrl sliding an S1 quattro around Germany’s Estering circuit.

With Walter Röhrl getting the first drive and Mattias the second, the result is rather amazing to watch, especially since the German is now 67 years old. While no lap times were published, since this was a friendly match-up, it becomes apparent that age isn’t necessarily a disadvantage for some people in their line of work. Ekström even mentions that Walter Röhrl attacked some corners even better than he did himself. The only downside of the video above is that it doesn’t show more of that bonkers Ur-quattro drifting around and showing the newer S1 what Group B was all about.

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2014 Audi S1 By ABT Sportsline

2014 Audi S1 By ABT Sportsline

The Audi S1 is a spunky little sports hatchback, isn’t it? I like to think so, especially after Audi spent a great deal of time and resources promoting the model to anyone willing to listen. Well, I listened pretty intently and yes, the S1 is all sorts of awesome. But there are some folks, like German aftermarket company ABT Sportsline, that think being merely awesome isn’t good enough. So it did what any self-respecting tuning firm would do when presented with a car like the S1: it built a tuning kit for it.

ABT Sportsline’s work on the S1 follows a long list of impressive programs the tuner has created for Audi. Sure, it doesn’t have the same amount of unconscionable power as the R8 or the supreme luxury of the A7, but the S1 does brim with the kind of confidence that attracts customers from all over the world to it. For its part, ABT sought to make the S1 more confident in its own skin. That’s why the German tuner prepared a comprehensive tuning kit for the sports hatch that includes new aerodynamic components, improved suspension capabilities, and an engine upgrade that increased the car’s output by an impressive 34 percent.

This is the kind of upgrade that ABT Sportsline has made a living developing. It’s got the perfect balance of style and substance that can bring out the untapped potential of a hot hatch like the S1. As if it needed it to be any hotter, this ABT-tuned S1 now has the makings of a scorcher on the road, just the way ABT intended it to be.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi S1 by ABT Sportsline.

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2014 Audi S1 Supercar By EKS

2014 Audi S1 Supercar By EKS

The inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship is set to open its season this weekend at Montalegre, Portugal, and just ahead of the start of this new series, one team has already dropped teasers on the car it plans to use for the year. EKS is competing in the World RX Championship and its got a driver in Mattias who has won just about everything he’s competed in. More importantly, Ekström and EKS are preparing a hellacious race car in the name of the EKS Audi S1 Supercar.

The car itself is based on the Audi S1, except that this one has been modified and customized for the sole purpose of turning it into a powerful race car. Preparations to turn the EKS S1 Supercar into a full-fledged racer are already underway, and the early returns are nothing short of incredible. One of the details that has been divulged about the S1 is its powertrain, which comes in the form of a 2.0-liter turbo four with 600 horsepower, all-wheel drive and a 0-to-60-mph time of 1.9 seconds.

Ekström will be debuting the S1 Supercar in time for the World RX stage of Great Britain, the second race of the World RX season. The Swedish driver is going to compete against an impressive lineup of drivers that include Tanner Foust, Ken Block, and Jacques Villeneuve. But with a car like the EKS S1 Supercar at his disposal, we’re confident that Ekström and EKS will field a competitive team in the first season of the World RX Championship.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi S1 Supercar By EKS.

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Video: Audi S1 Plays In The Snow

Video: Audi S1 Plays In The Snow

Every now and then, a car brand comes out with a model that surpasses the standards we set for it. That’s the case with the Audi S1, and looking at this video of this high-powered version of the hatchback, you would think that the vehicle was built specifically to tackle the snow.

See, the 2014 S1 quattro makes it look really effortless. When other cars would be slipping and sliding their way into potential doom and gloom, the S1 Quattro never flinches, blasting along the winter roads like it was the summertime.

The quattro AWD system is working in full effect there, allowing the S1 to remain in control, while its 231-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine does the rest.

We gotta say, the S1 looks like it’s just playing around the snow there; imagine what its capable of on a clear piece of road, right?

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2014 Audi S1

2014 Audi S1

The Audi S1 Quattro is upon us,and we have all the juicy details.

Official press shots for the upcoming 2015 Audi S1 Quattro leaked early, and Audi has all but confirmed they were accurate with today’s unveiling of the small hatchback. If you are unaware, the S1 Quattro is a tiny hatchback from Audi, along the lines of something from Mini, but it features a much more powerful engine and quattro AWD.

We have seen some test cars and mules running around, but we were not quite ready for the aggressive look of this three-door. We assumed that things like quad exhaust tips were coming, but aside from the eye-searing yellow paint, there are several design touches that we didn’t anticipate showing up on the production car.

To find out all the new details about exterior additions, drivetrain specs and much more, click on through for all the information.

Updated 02/17/2014: Audi unveiled a new video for the new S1 in which it tries to convince us how fun the new sports hatchback can be. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the S1

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Spy Shots: Audi S1 Caught Testing in Germany

It’s been a while since we last caught the upcoming Audi S1 out and about testing, but today our spy photographers managed to spot it somewhere in on public roads in Germany and inside an Audi facility. Unlike the previous prototypes, this one dropped some of the camouflage and is getting closer to the final product.

The prototype caught testing today by our spy photographers is powered by a gasoline engine, most likely the 2.0-liter TFSI engine with somewhere in the 220- to 250-horsepower area. The power will be sent to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro system.

The new S1 will be offered to those customers interested in a sport hatchback, but whom haven’t had the chance to buy one of the 333 A1 Quattro units. The S1 will offer similar performance figures, but a milder and less extreme body kit.

The new Audi S1 is expected to be unveiled in early 2014 in both three- and five-door configurations.

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Rumormill: Audi S1 is Confirmed for 2014 but RS1 is Likely Dead

The Audi A1 is all set to get a much needed facelift for the 2014 model year, but that’s not all that will be happening with Audi at that time. According to a report from “sources within Audi,” the A1 facelift will also bring about the introduction of the S1 – a higher-performance variant of the compact hatch.

We expect this hot hatchback to come equipped with a 2.0-liter TSFI engine that is tuned to pump out 220 to 240 horsepower, but nothing is confirmed just yet. We also assume that the S1 will feature Audi’s famed quattro all-wheel-drive system. This would likely translate out to a 5-second run to 60 mph and a top speed nearing 155 mph.

Now it’s time for the bad news. Also reported by these supposed “insiders” is that the Audi RS1 is officially off the table. This 300-plus-horsepower hatchback is said to be a no go because officials think it would be too expensive to market in the compact hatchback realm. We can certainly see where this could be an issue with the Focus ST dominating the class at just over $20K, but there is definitely a market for a $30K-plus high-performance hatchback in our opinion. We’re willing to bet that the S1 will test the market and if it performs well, the RS1 will launch.

We’ll see what happens.

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Spy Shots: Is this the Audi S1 testing at Nurburgring?

Spy Shots: Is this the Audi S1 testing at Nurburgring?

At the end of last year, Audi unveiled the special edition A1 Quattro - a model limited to only 333 units and powered by a 256 HP 2.0-liter TFSI powertrain. Now, new spy shots suggest that the company is working on a new model that will be placed just under this sporty Quattro model.

The spy shots reveal a prototype wearing the quad exhaust pipes usually found on the S-Models, making us think that we are actually looking at a new Audi S1. On the other hand, the requests for the A1 Quattro were beyond expectation, so it is very possible that this car will match the A1 Quattro in performance, have a milder and less extreme body kit to fulfill the demands of the customers.

Whichever name this car is bestowed, this prototype is powered by a 2.0 liter TFSI delivering somewhere around 220-250 HP. The power is sent to all four wheels via an Audi Quattro system.

Any ideas on whether this is the Audi A1 Quattro or the Audi S1? Hit us up in the comments section below.

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Volkswagen Polo R and Audi S1 will be AWD models

Volkswagen Polo R and Audi S1 will be AWD models

During the recent Paris Auto Show, Volkswagen Group not only confirmed that the company was preparing a new all-wheel drive PQ25 platform that will be used for the future Audi S1, but they also stated that the use of this new platform could extend to two future models: a possible Polo R and a CrossPolo.

The Audi S1 needed this all-wheel drive platform to become a proper model, but engineering costs needed to produce it cause Volkswagen to get a little jumpy at the thought. The final push for the decision came when they realized they could develop the Polo R with the same platform. The Polo R gets a chance and Volkswagen’s money is well spent. Sounds like a good compromise to us.

It was already rumored that the next Audi S1 would be offered with a 270 HP engine and Quattro system. 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.

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Future Audi S1 to come with 270 HP and Quattro

Future Audi S1 to come with 270 HP and Quattro

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.

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Audi S1 to make public debut at the Paris Motor Show

Audi S1 to make public debut at the Paris Motor Show

Looks like Audi is bringing one more car to the 2010 Paris Motor Show apart from the already announced appearance of the new A7 luxury sedan.

Word out of the Paris Motor Show’s official website is that the Audi S1 will also be in attendance at the event, which will give us a first-hand look at the S-Line package of the Audi A1. Details are still scarce as of the moment, but from what we’ve gathered, it appears like the S1 will come with a 1.4-liter RSI engine that produces 180 horsepower. In addition to that, the S1 is going to be a front wheel drive that is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will come with a lowered suspension and a set of special edition 17-inch wheels.

Unfortunately for us on this side of the Atlantic, we don’t get dibs on the S1 so, the only way we can enjoy this fine piece of hatch is, well, if we move to Europe.

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Audi S1 coming in front-wheel drive only

Audi S1 coming in front-wheel drive only

After many stories about whether or not the Audi A1 will be coming to the US, we finally get some news on the S version of the smallest model in the lineup: the S1. The new Audi S1 is expected to be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and will come to compete with models like the Mini Cooper S and the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA.

The S version will be distinguished by chrome door mirrors, a gloss black diffuser, S1 badges, and, of course, a new set of 18-inch twin five-spoke alloy wheels.

However, the most distinguished thing about the upcoming S1 is the fact that it will be the first Audi S model to be offered in front-wheel drive only. That’s right, no quattro 4WD for the Audi. Instead, this hatchback will be sending the power to just the front two wheels.

Under the hood there will be a tuned version of the 1.4-liter supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine already available in the A1. The result is an output of 200 HP, a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds, and a top speed of 140 mph.

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Audi S1 Spy Shots

Audi S1 Spy Shots

Like all Audi models, the A1 will be getting an S version. Recently, the S1 was caught testing and, we have to say, it looks great. The car will be fighting with the Mini Cooper JCW, Fiat 500 Abarth SS, and the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA.

The S1 will get an amped up version of the 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. That power output might be a bit low compared to the competition, but the Audi has a few tricks up its sleeve. The car will get a rear-biased Quattro setup with a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch transmission and a lowered and stiffened suspension.

We expect the car to be able to hit 60 miles per hour in six or so seconds and be able to get around 35 miles per gallon. The top speed will be limited to 155 mph like most German machines.

The car looks very aggressive compared to the normal A1. The fender flares have been enlarged and there are 19-inch alloy wheels. At the front there is a low splitter, deep air intakes, and LED daytime running lights.

The S1 should cost around £25,000.

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Audi boss confirms future S1 model

Audi boss confirms future S1 model

If we’re to believe Rupert Stadler, Audi’s big boss, then it should be worth pointing out that the man has all, but confirmed the following: Audi’s new hatchback wondercar, the A1, is going to receive a hardcore S1 off-shoot. That’s right; straight out of the horse’s mouth.

According to Stadler, “Sportiness is a core value for the Audi brand and we have some clear ideas for the A1 in this direction.”

Despite the statement, Stadler doesn’t go into detail as to what exactly constitutes to a "sportier" A1, but if you can read between the lines, then it’s pretty easy to surmise that Mr. Audi Big Boss himself is referring to a little hatchback similar to the A1 that could carry a 1.4-liter twin-charger engine that’s capable of producing about 180bhp and will likewise be mated to a seven-speed DSG box.

And as far as ’close to a sure thing’ is concerned, that little hatchback is looking more and more likely to be the new Audi S1.

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Audi S1 priced at 28.360€

Audi S1 priced at 28.360€

Last week, when Volkswagen said that there would not be a Polo R, they also confirmed that the Audi S1 will be unveiled in 2011. However before that, the Europeans (as we have to remind you the US market will not get an A1) already knew the prices for the future car: 28.360€. This was revealed by Audi Spain when communicating the price list for the A1 line-up.

The 2011 S1 will be powered by a 1.4 liter TFSI engine that delivers a total of 180 HP and is mated to a S-Tronic gearbox. 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.

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Video: Artist takes an Audi A1 and transforms it into an S1

The beauty of programs like Photoshop is that – at least for those who have the skill to do so – you can just about alter whatever photos you like and tweak into something different that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the original version and the edited creation.

In this video, you’re going to see a Photoshop expert doing what he does best. And for his latest piece of handiwork, he’s taking an Audi A1 and gives it a speeded-up facelift with the result being an Audi S1-looking A1.

It’s a speeded-up seven-minute video so you can imagine the painstaking lengths the artist went through to finish his project. Give him a pat on the back though for a job well done.

Nobody’s the wiser, unless of course they catch a piece of this video.

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Audi S1 rendered

Audi S1 rendered

As you may already know, the Audi A1 will go into production this October. After they bring out their compact city car, Audi will also bring out a sports inspired factory tuned version called the Audi S1. This might be the best rendering of the future car that we have seen so far, made by Delusi/Lineal-Design.

The S1 will utilize the same twincharged 1.4 Liter engine as the VW Polo GTi Cup Edition. It currently makes 178 HP in the VW, but Audi is likely to upgrade the engine to the point of about 200 HP. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch gearbox. The 0 to 60 MPH sprint will be made in 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to the German gentlemen’s agreement of 155 MPH.

The S1 will be offered with flared arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof-mounted spoiler, and a front end with a low front splitter and deep air intakes. If all this looks good, keep your fingers crossed. Audi still has not confirmed the A1/S1 for the U.S. yet.

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2011 Audi S1

2011 Audi S1

Audi learned its lesson with the A2. The unloved bubble car never made it to the U.S., but we never noticed. That will likely not be the case with the upcoming A1 and its hotter sibling the S1.

Like most projects from the Volkswagen Group, the A1/S1 will dig deep into the parts bin for most of its goodies. The car will share a platform with the Volkswagen Polo, but it doesn’t stop there. For the S1, Audi will utilize the same turbocharged 1.4-liter engine as the VW Polo GTi Cup Edition. It currently makes 178 hp in the VW, but Audi is likely to upgrade the engine to the point of about 200 hp.

The engine will be mated to a seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch gearbox. 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. This kind of performance should give the John Cooper Works Mini, Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA and Fiat 500 Abarth all something to keep an eye on.

The S1 will be offered with flared arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof-mounted spoiler, and a front end with a low front splitter and deep air intakes. If all this looks good, keep your fingers crossed. Audi still has not confirmed the A1/S1 for the U.S. yet.

UPDATE 05/25/2010: Audi Spain has just revealed prices for the S1 while communicating the price list for the A1 lineup. The Audi S1 will be priced at 28,360€.

UPDATE 08/19/2010: Check out our latest spy shots for the 2011 Audi S1 in the gallery!

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Audi S1 renderings

Audi S1 renderings

Audi will unveil the A1 and the S1 in October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Sales will start in early 2009.

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