• 2012 Audi A1 Contrast and Black Edition

In a very short time, the Audi A1 has become a very successful model. So it’s not surprising that Audi is trying to keep their customers interested in every possible way. For that, Audi has launched both the A1 Contrast and A1 Black Editions on the British market. These models can be combined with a 2.0 liter TDI engine - the most powerful TDI engine offered for the A1 - for the first time in the A1 line-up.

The A1 Contrast Edition was named as such because of the color contrasts found on the car. There’s a contrasting color for the roof line and for the aerodynamic body styling elements, as well as in the new set of larger 17-inch "five-arm"’ design bi-color alloy wheels. The final elements is a double-blade roof spoiler, also in a contrasting color that can be added at extra cost.

The Black Edition includes black styling treatment for the single frame grille surround and number plate holder, dark tinted rear privacy glass, 18-inch five-arm rotor design alloy wheels in a titanium finish, and Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime-running lights. Inside, it brings full electronic climate control as an enhancement to the S line model’s manual air conditioning and the Audi Sound System speaker upgrade giving 180 watts of output.

The new 2.0 TDI engine available with these two new special editions delivers a total of 143 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque. It will sprint the cars from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and up to a top speed of 135 mph.

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  (727) posted on 11.30.2011

The color combination of this A1 truly looks so perfect with this vehicle, and I will surely for another updated news about it. Moreover, I hope that this time Audi will use a powerful engine for this new vehicle of them.

  (797) posted on 11.23.2011

This Audi A1 new look is really so impressive! Well, it is now more looks fabulous than with its previous appearance. However, I wonder if they also update the interior of this vehicle?

  (619) posted on 11.16.2011

This contrast edition of Audi A1 is truly an attractive vehicle. Well, it is really a great contrasting! It adds more appeal on this one, but I hope they already reinforce the engine of A1 that it had before.

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