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.


Source: Autocar UK

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  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

I will say that no, I have never had trouble with paint cans and tools and stuff in either my minivan or my mother-in-law’s PT Cruiser

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

also they are planning to use the A1 as an all drive vehicle just to compete with the mini-crossover vehicles.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

German car companies don’t want to give us their hot hatches…Italian car companies don’t want to give us their hot hatches…even FORD doesn’t want to give the us their hot hatches.

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