In a recent interview with the CEO of Audi Brussels, Dintner Alfons, he confirmed that the compact Audi A1 city car will definitely go into production this October and the three door version will be the first of the space efficient Audis to hit the market. In order to prepare for the new wave of manufacturing, Audi’s plant in Brussels is planning to hit the stop button on the assembly line and scheduled to close its doors for five days while the German automaker retools the production facility to accommodate the new vehicle which is expected to be in showrooms sometime early in 2010.

The production version of the A1 will remain close to the concepts that preceded it, like the Metroproject Quattro and the A1 Sportback Concept. The compact city car will be powered by a range of engines made up of a pair of four cylinders displacing either 1.2 or 1.4 liters that will burn both gasoline and diesel fuel, while the top of the line version will be the 200 HP S1.


Source: Lesoir

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  (344) posted on 01.6.2010

Its power came from a modified 1.4 litre turbo FSI petrol engine combined with a lithium-ion battery powered electric motor, which is mounted behind the rear seats and reduces both fuel consumption and emissions by around 15 per cent.

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