Future Audi A1 close to being official?
Why are we saying this? Because the latest rendering come from AutoBild, and as you know they have always been very close to the reality! Built as a replacement for the unsuccessful A2, the future A1 will go on sale byt the end of 2009. First unveiled as theMetroproject Quattro concept in 2007, the future A1 will be serious competition for Mini.
Even if the Metroproject was supposed to be a preview of the A1, Audi will not keep the design idea though as it was was disliked internally, because its round shape didn’t look sporty enough. The production car will look more low and stylish, maybe similar to the Audi Shooting Brake concept.
It will be available in three and five-doors version and also different roof options will be available which you can fold, open and move.
Audi will offer the following engines: 1.2-liter TFSI, 85 hp; 1.4-liter TFSI, 122 hp; 1.4-liter TSI, 170 hp; 1.6-liter TDI, 75 hp; 1.6-liter TDI, 90 hp; 1.6-liter TDI, 105 hp. All engines will meet the Euro5 emissions standard and will be available with six-speed manual transmission.